Sunday, June 10, 2012

Einstein Was Right, Say Physicists

Research from the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) reported a few months ago that some neutrinos were able to travel slightly faster, 3.7 miles per second, than the speed of light. The finding contradicts Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity, which states that the speed of light is an absolute speed limit for the transfer of matter (or information).

On Friday, June 7, at a meeting of the International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in Kyoto, Japan, researchers told the conference that the CERN results were erroneous and a "faulty kit" was to blame.

The faster-than-light velocity was recorded because of "instrumental effects." Einstein’s theory remains uncontradicted.

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