Sunday, October 2, 2011

DSoM Post More Details on the "faster than the speed of light" Neutrinos


Last night, in response to a worldwide surge in interest, the OPERA experiment released a paper that describes the experiments that appear to show neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. And today, CERN broadcast a live seminar in which one of the work's authors described the content of the paper. Both of those emphasized the point of our initial coverage: figuring out whether anything is traveling beyond the speed of light requires incredibly accurate measurements of time and distance, and the OPERA team has made an extensive effort to make its work as accurate as possible.


216 freakin' characters.  Try typing that into a portable device.  We Don't just Live on the Desktop Anymore...