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Do you think scientists at Cern have really broken the speed of light? created 3 years ago on September 22, 2011 by crizCraig
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Scientists shot muon neutrinos underground 732km (455 miles) from Cern to another laboratory in Gran Sasso, Italy at speeds slightly faster than the speed of light. Slightly faster meaning billionths of a second shorter than expected travel times. The experiment was repeated over 15,000 times and now awaits scrutiny and reproduction by other scientists. Reuters

This would basically mean that Einstein was wrong in his famous formula e = mc^2. The speed of light, c, would not be constant. Worm holes, warp speed, hyper drive? Not yet. The speed is only slightly faster even if this finding is confirmed. Also, it's just neutrinos, not people, but maybe someday.