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Neutrinos are most definitely not faster than light after all, says CERN.

The laws of physics got the good news last Friday at the 25th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in Kyoto, in a talk titled “The neutrino velocity measurement by OPERA experiment”.

 

Slides (PDF) accompanying the talk say the faster-than-light results generated in 2011 were likely the result of “Faulty connection of the optical fibre to the Master Clock artificially increasing the neutrino anticipation by ~74 ns.” The slides also say OPERA had another problem, namely “Internal Master Clock frequency off by Δf/f = 1.24x10-7 (124 ns/s) artificially decreasing the neutrino anticipation by ~15 ns.”

The conference also heard about four experiments - Borexino, ICARUS, LVD and OPERA - on neutrino velocity, the results of which all re-instate the speed of light as neutrinos’ upper limit.

CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci said, in a press release, that ”Although this result isn’t as exciting as some would have liked, it is what we all expected deep down.”

“The story captured the public imagination, and has given people the opportunity to see the scientific method in action – an unexpected result was put up for scrutiny, thoroughly investigated and resolved in part thanks to collaboration between normally competing experiments. That’s how science moves forward.” &reg

 

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/11/neutrinos_not_faster_than_light/

 

Well, something had to be wrong, and now it's been identified!

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Hmm

I think that the LHC really didn't work, not as it was intended to.

And now that CERN has spent an ungodly amount of money on a toy looking Stargate that does nothing, they

have to create all these reports to assure funders LHC wasn't a complete waste of time and money.

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Now there's a supprise LOL .... Realistically this couldnt be possible otherwise we would be seeing ourself around constantly and I would have def given myself the winning lottery ticket numbers by now :D

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The scale of things that are at work at LHC are mind boggling but I wonder what will be the outcome of conducting such an expensive experiment. While the world is going through recession, it doesn't make sense to spend billions on dollars on big bang simulations. I am not against scientific research, it's just that LHC seems like a luxury item when the world is facing problems like unemployment, poverty and hunger.

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The scale of things that are at work at LHC are mind boggling but I wonder what will be the outcome of conducting such an expensive experiment. While the world is going through recession, it doesn't make sense to spend billions on dollars on big bang simulations. I am not against scientific research, it's just that LHC seems like a luxury item when the world is facing problems like unemployment, poverty and hunger.

 

Depends on what you find out really. I mean for example if there is a better energy source found through experiements like this, or something which will make things cheaper to buy, maybe even something to ease global warming (if it even exists) then its worth it regardless of the global markets IMO

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