Particle physicists detect neutrinos travelling faster than light, a feat forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/22/faster-than-light-particles-neutrinos?newsfeed=true

Faster than light particles found, claim scientists

Particle physicists detect neutrinos travelling faster than light, a feat forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/22/faster-than-light-particles-neutrinos?newsfeed=true

“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”

“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”

If you want to experience the thrill of travelling faster than the speed of light, all you need to do is hitch a ride on the Starship Enterprise and engage the ‘warp drive’. But is this feat of technology actually possible?

'Star Trek' Science: How The Warp Drive Works [Infographic]

If you want to experience the thrill of travelling faster than the speed of light, all you need to do is hitch a ride on the Starship Enterprise and engage the ‘warp drive’. But is this feat of technology actually possible?

FTL: Faster Than Light - Super fun!  But I make bad decisions:(

FTL: Faster Than Light - Super fun! But I make bad decisions:(

JUMPING IN FOLDED SPACE - The red ship in conventional 3D space, the green ship takes a shortcut through the fourth dimension taking advantage of the fold - often limits movement to specific JUMP POINTS - From manga The Ideon - The Motion Picture - Faster Than Light - Atomic Rockets - "jump" FTL is a sort of rabbit hole. Navigation is done beforehand, in normal Space. Once you make it you have no further control till you pop back out, hopefully where you wanted to go.

JUMPING IN FOLDED SPACE - The red ship in conventional 3D space, the green ship takes a shortcut through the fourth dimension taking advantage of the fold - often limits movement to specific JUMP POINTS - From manga The Ideon - The Motion Picture - Faster Than Light - Atomic Rockets - "jump" FTL is a sort of rabbit hole. Navigation is done beforehand, in normal Space. Once you make it you have no further control till you pop back out, hopefully where you wanted to go.

Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics

Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics

FTL: Faster Than Light Posters - Created by Adam Flynn Each poster depicts a different ship from the indie game Faster Than Light. FTL is a top-down, real time strategy video game created by indie developers Subset Games.  You can read more about the game here.

FTL: Faster Than Light Posters - Created by Adam Flynn Each poster depicts a different ship from the indie game Faster Than Light. FTL is a top-down, real time strategy video game created by indie developers Subset Games. You can read more about the game here.

Scientists officially announced Friday (Sept. 23) that subatomic particles called neutrinos may be passing the ultimate speed limit, zooming at a velocity faster than light. But according to Einstein's special theory of relativity, nothing can cross this barrier. So either the measurements are incorrect, or physicists must revise many trusted theories. Here are 10 that would be affected.

Warped Physics: 10 Effects of Faster-Than-Light Travel

Scientists officially announced Friday (Sept. 23) that subatomic particles called neutrinos may be passing the ultimate speed limit, zooming at a velocity faster than light. But according to Einstein's special theory of relativity, nothing can cross this barrier. So either the measurements are incorrect, or physicists must revise many trusted theories. Here are 10 that would be affected.

Veritasium: Will This Go Faster Than Light? (Note: htere's adverts at the end... but no way to get rid of them)

Veritasium: Will This Go Faster Than Light? (Note: htere's adverts at the end... but no way to get rid of them)

I really like the kinds of lines created by bubble traces and the colorization here.     Neutrinos: faster than light?  Tracks made in a particle detector.

I really like the kinds of lines created by bubble traces and the colorization here. Neutrinos: faster than light? Tracks made in a particle detector.

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