Possible discovery of a particle moving faster than light!

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williamlapenta
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Possible discovery of a particle moving faster than light!

Postby williamlapenta » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:33 am

This is quite the news.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... FH20110923

CERN has finally come up with some substantial evidence that breaks one of Einsteins laws of nature, laws that shouldn't be broken.
We base most of our understanding of the world around us on those laws, but the armor of the true nature of reality has quite possibly taken a mighty blow. What does this mean? Where will it take us if confirmed? New technologies? Will we soon be traveling into other dimensions, at speeds faster than light? We can only imagine, as for me i hope it is confirmed, it seems like the world will become a more interesting and amazing place than it already is.

Also, the rumored propagation of the particle getting to speeds faster than light are through extra dimensions. Which can be linked to the meticulous string theory or M-Theory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7FV9aaiwKQ
thats the string theory explanation on youtube, quite amazing if you watch it through.

what are your thoughts on this news?

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Re: Possible discovery of a particle moving faster than light!

Postby HappyQuark » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:09 pm

williamlapenta wrote:This is quite the news.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... FH20110923

CERN has finally come up with some substantial evidence that breaks one of Einsteins laws of nature, laws that shouldn't be broken.
We base most of our understanding of the world around us on those laws, but the armor of the true nature of reality has quite possibly taken a mighty blow. What does this mean? Where will it take us if confirmed? New technologies? Will we soon be traveling into other dimensions, at speeds faster than light? We can only imagine, as for me i hope it is confirmed, it seems like the world will become a more interesting and amazing place than it already is.

Also, the rumored propagation of the particle getting to speeds faster than light are through extra dimensions. Which can be linked to the meticulous string theory or M-Theory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7FV9aaiwKQ
thats the string theory explanation on youtube, quite amazing if you watch it through.

what are your thoughts on this news?


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CarlBrannen
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Re: Possible discovery of a particle moving faster than light!

Postby CarlBrannen » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:16 am

williamlapenta wrote:what are your thoughts on this news?


About 4 years ago I wrote a blog post for Dorigo's blog showing how the "unique" features of special relativity can arise naturally from Newtonian mechanics (the small vibrations of an infinite elastic media). The math splits the vibrations into two speeds, longitudinal and transverse vibrations. When these happen in the earth they are called "P" and "S" waves, respectively.

At the same post I wrote in the comment section that I expected that superluminal waves would eventually be detected and that the evidence would be indisputable.

Here's a link:
http://dorigo.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/ ... ete-idiot/




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