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Warp speed - here we come! ;-)


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
23 Sep 2011 12:35AM
Looks like we may be able to exceed the speed of light after all! Article .

Beam me up Scotty! Wink

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spaceman e2
10 5.2k 3 Wales
23 Sep 2011 1:29AM
Ah you beat me to it CB. I came here to break the happy news. What are you - a neutrino or something?
joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
23 Sep 2011 5:36AM
Let's wait until the results have been independently verified and repeated. Typical of the media to jump the gun...
sitan1 e2
6 565 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 7:18AM
Perhaps they used the wrong amp fuse, that always causes problems Wink
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 7:20AM
Spot on Jools, here's a quote from the scientist involved:


Quote:"My dream would be that another, independent experiment finds the same thing - then I would be relieved," Dr Ereditato said.

But for now, he explained, "we are not claiming things, we want just to be helped by the community in understanding our crazy result - because it is crazy".

"And of course the consequences can be very serious."

keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Sep 2011 7:31AM
Well said.

I can't get my neutrinos to exceed 50mph.
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
23 Sep 2011 8:12AM
Perhaps Nikon are already utilising this new discovery.

If I have read it correctly Nikon are claiming that their new cameras start taking the shot before you press the shutter button. !
Andy_Cundell e2
3 1.1k 5 England
23 Sep 2011 8:16AM
My scientific beliefs say if we travel faster than the speed of light we will travel back in time!

If your stood looking at a clock on a wall, you are seeing the reflections of light from that clock. Now, say you started to travel away from the clock and you could still see the clock face, when you start to travel faster than the speed of light, you would overtake those reflections effectivly seeing the reflections of light go back wards!

Only my opinion though!

Andy
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 8:28AM

Quote:If I have read it correctly Nikon are claiming that their new cameras start taking the shot before you press the shutter button. !


I'm sure I have seen a similar thing on nature documentaries where the camera is basically recording all the time but when you press the record button it remembers the stuff from a couple of seconds before as well as during the time you press the button. Now that is a handy thing indeed.
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 8:36AM

Quote:Neutrinos are quick but they arenít a patch on the Chav particle, this particle regularly exceeds the speed of light when the Benefit Office opens up or Lidls have a 2 for 1 offer on super strength lager. Even more astonishing are the repel speeds that the particle can reach if the host is offered any form of work. Amazing eh ??


My favourite comment on the article. Smile

If the experiment is repeatable and can be independently corroborated it is likely to hail a new era in discoveries and have some massive implications, albeit probably not in the next couple of years.

Just imagine how excited they must be, all credit to them for keeping their feet on the ground.

Ian
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 9:22AM

Quote:My scientific beliefs say if we travel faster than the speed of light we will travel back in time!

If your stood looking at a clock on a wall, you are seeing the reflections of light from that clock. Now, say you started to travel away from the clock and you could still see the clock face, when you start to travel faster than the speed of light, you would overtake those reflections effectivly seeing the reflections of light go back wards!


Nah that's your perception of time because looking in the other direction at a similar clock you would see the clock face spin ever faster, your own local time would of course stay static and if you travelled back towards the original your perception of the clocks local time would change.

also its not warp drive as it give the hope of travelling faster than light but warp to me implies you were able to fold space and travel in a different path/dimension.

any one that says it a "timey wimey thing" gets smacked.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 9:26AM

Quote:If I have read it correctly Nikon are claiming that their new cameras start taking the shot before you press the shutter button. !

Digital oscilloscopes have been doing that for some time, it just means you system is always recording data and when you reach an agreed trigger event (press the shutter/see smile) it records some of historic data recordings that are in the temporary buffer. Just like pause and rewind TV on a digital TV recorder.

just worked out my freeview box can do time travel.

Having theorised that time travel is possible within my own life time I will now step into my quantum digi box and travel. next stop Dukes of Hazard, the original series, just how short were those short's worn by Daisy Duke. This is the sort of thing many scientists would love to know the answer to, they are just too afraid to ask.
cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
23 Sep 2011 10:10AM

Quote:I can't get my neutrinos to exceed 50mph.


Crikey Keith, Yours are going that fast......Grin

Time I changed the rubber band on mine then.....Smile

That said it could be the wicker seating, Its not as aerodynamic as crushed velour.....?

Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
23 Sep 2011 2:58PM
Well I think we should all be very excited about it.............. Alpha Centauri, here we come! Grin
scrimmy e2
6 379 5 Scotland
23 Sep 2011 4:45PM
i can't cope with the speed of life as it is Sad

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