Friday, September 23, 2011
Back in 1905, Albert Einstein posited that nothing in the universe could travel faster than the speed of light. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second. Call it the universe’s speed limit.
Guess what? It turns out Albert Einstein, the man who laid the foundations for the laws of nature was wrong.
Scientists working at the massive CERN lab near Geneva — the world’s largest physics lab announced they had recorded subatomic particles called neutrinos, a tiny energy particle, had in fact traveled faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometers) per second.
The light barrier has been broken. Welcome to the 21st century.
“We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing.”