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Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos travelling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would. As far as anyone could tell, the team behind the results had done everything they could to eliminate errors, and had even released some preliminary data that had strengthened their results.

But now, ScienceInsider is reporting that there was a good reason the measurements and reality weren't lining up: a loose cable was causing one of the atomic clocks used to time the neutrinos' flight to produce spurious results.

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Noooooooooo.
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Oh come on... I WANT MY WARP DRIVE!!!!
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We all knew this was coming
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But we know it is in theory possible to go faster. I forgot how or what pushed the boundaries, or if it was in theory or true or not. I do know warping space and moving the space itself is a theory.
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Bull. It's real and they want us to forget about it.

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post #8 of 53
They did get this result twice...was the same cable loose both times? After the first time and it was getting debunked due to possible errors with the clocks I would think the atomic clocks would have been under a lot of scrutiny for the second run.

Only way to know for sure is for them to run it again.
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Been waiting for them to find out what they did wrong!

It didn't make sense anyway that neutrinos would go faster than light across a couple of countries, but then wouldn't across megaparsecs of intergalactic space from supernovae...
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Bull. It's real and they want us to forget about it.
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