Faster Than Light

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Siphorous, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    #1
  2. retro

    retro
    Senior Member

    12,886
    0
    1,113
    +0
    0
    -0
    If true, this could be monumental.
     
    #2
  3. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    Indeed. I understand their cautious approach to their findings. I'll be keeping an eye on this one to see what their peers have to say - and indeed if anyone does repeat their experiments assuming this can't be explained and finds the same sort of results.
     
    #3
  4. BleedingBull

    BleedingBull
    Banned, by user's request!

    576
    5
    0
    +5
    0
    -0
    Very Interesting, but imo it wouldnt surprise or bother me to find out that what man thought they knew was wrong, we are afterall just specks in this vast universe and dont and wont ever know everything.
     
    #4
  5. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    #5
  6. Tuffdisc

    Tuffdisc
    Senior Member

    10,024
    0
    1,113
    +0
    0
    -0
    Logically speaking, if light could go so fast, then something has to go faster than the speed of light
     
    #6
  7. BadBoy

    BadBoy
    New Member

    1,171
    4
    80
    +5
    0
    -0
    Time travel anyone?
     
    #7
  8. Tuffdisc

    Tuffdisc
    Senior Member

    10,024
    0
    1,113
    +0
    0
    -0
    Not possible
     
    #8
  9. darkcgi

    darkcgi
    Glorified Maniac

    7,475
    441
    741
    +444
    2
    -0
    if nothing is faster than light
    then how do stars twinkle
     
    #9
  10. darkcgi

    darkcgi
    Glorified Maniac

    7,475
    441
    741
    +444
    2
    -0
    i know the answer just being silly
    absense of light

    that article is awesome
     
    #10
  11. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    #11
  12. BadBoy

    BadBoy
    New Member

    1,171
    4
    80
    +5
    0
    -0
    Anything faster than light was thought to be "not possible".
     
    #12
  13. cam elle toe

    cam elle toe
    Banned BY User's Request

    17,794
    0
    0
    +0
    0
    -0
    I read that yesterday. Cant wait to hear more.
     
    #13
  14. Codrus

    Codrus
    Regular Member

    13,668
    0
    963
    +0
    0
    -0
    heres an interesting thought

    [​IMG] :D

    or did you mean a pulsating star?
     
    #14
  15. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    A terrible time travel joke that made me smile though it was so bad (from the Wired article comments):

    The bartender says "We don't serve faster-than-light particles in here". A neutrino goes into a bar.
     
    #15
  16. Joey

    Joey
    Cum On Everybody

    2,429
    0
    613
    +0
    0
    -0
    Another great Article, Siph! Was a good read.
     
    #16
  17. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    Fermilab are going to test this out - they measured faster than light before (MINOS experiment) but the margin of error was too great.

    This time, they have the data - just need to set up the measuring stuff to vastly increase the accuracy. 4-6 months they say before some results are known.

    http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.co...-us-accelerator-lab-to-test-cerns-results.php

    Some of the comments are amusing. Aside from the folks brining next years election into this... this was amusing:

     
    #17
  18. cam elle toe

    cam elle toe
    Banned BY User's Request

    17,794
    0
    0
    +0
    0
    -0
    I like

    "and the winner is.....Time Travel"

    "Time travel couldnt be here to collect its award. It picked it up next tuesday"
     
    #18
  19. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    There's been much thought and analysis put into these results. Some have written papers questioning various points, others look to replicate the the experiment.

    Now, the original team look like they are going to repeat their experiment in a slightly different way to account for criticism of how they timed the neutrinos:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15471118
     
    #19
  20. Siphorous

    Siphorous
    Anticipation

    6,970
    0
    713
    +0
    0
    -0
    #20

Share This Page