Particles found to break speed of light

More likely a measurement error than a scientific breakthrough. Either that, or I’m one of the fools the mad scientists are thinking of when, in the glow of their V-shaped sparky wire climbing arc thingy, they raise their rubber-gloved fists and scream, “Fools! I shall destroy them all!”

A total of 15,000 beams of neutrinos — tiny particles that pervade the cosmos — were fired over a period of 3 years from CERN toward Gran Sasso 730 (500 miles) km away, where they were picked up by giant detectors.

Light would have covered the distance in around 2.4 thousandths of a second, but the neutrinos took 60 nanoseconds — or 60 billionths of a second — less than light beams would have taken.

“It is a tiny difference,” said Ereditato, who also works at Berne University in Switzerland, “but conceptually it is incredibly important. The finding is so startling that, for the moment, everybody should be very prudent.”

via Particles found to break speed of light | Reuters.

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  1. There is no question that the literature supports that the speed of light is not constant. Paul Davies of Arizona and New Zealand or Australia (I forget which) found several years that there was experimental results indicating a variable light speed. Also, Einstein’s original formulations used a value of a constant speed of light c-v and c+v in his derivations for a constant value of c!!! Clearly an incorrect value! speed of light or e=mc2

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