|02-22-2012, 04:19 PM||#1|
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Faster Than Light Neutrinos? Not So Fast Buddy
'It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame. "
"But according to a statement OPERA began circulating today, two possible problems have now been found with its set-up. As many physicists had speculated might be the case, both are related to the experiment’s pioneering use of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals to synchronize atomic clocks at each end of its neutrino beam. First, the passage of time on the clocks between the arrival of the synchronizing signal has to be interpolated and OPERA now says this may not have been done correctly. Second, there was a possible faulty connection between the GPS signal and the OPERA master clock."
It's too bad -- it'd be fun times for scientists if Special Relativity was found to be flawed, even for "just" neutrinos.
Last edited by Fedaykin; 02-22-2012 at 04:54 PM..