Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie
Hmm, interested to know more about how they are going to generate these pulses.
He's going back to the thread/discussion of the recent CERN results that claimed neutrino's traveling faster than the speed of light, and explained why the results weren't valid (because the researchers failed to account for the relativistic motion-effect of the GPS satellites used, and how they affected the perceived time recorded on a relativistic scale). When you took this into account, you would find that the particles were traveling as fast as they ought to have been, and not faster than the speed of light.
This explains it: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/...s-clocks-2104/
Though most of the time I wasn't easily following the member's response in the thread, I think he was trying to communicate the gist of ^^^.
Originally Posted by tafkar
Sensationalist article. Ghost particle is apparently a "scientific" term for neutrino.
A ghost particle is a virtual particle that pops in and out of our frame of observation. Neutrinos are real particles, not virtual particles. We can predict the location and existence of a neutrino. We cannot predict the existence and location of a virtual particle, despite the fact that a virtual particle exists, hence why we need an uber laser to blast the virtual particles far enough apart that they are alive long enough before re-combining and annihilating one another faster than we can observe them.
"Virtual" in the science world has a slightly different definition than it does in the digital world. "Virtual" essentially means a particle or state that isn't predicted accurately enough by theory (i.e., the probability of it is so infinitesimally small that we cannot properly account for it), but still exists and we can see the effects of them (but can rarely see the virtual thing itself).
"Virtual" energy states are often required in various types of lasers to achieve proper lasing. Instead of a state, this is a particle.