Anonymous said: Have you heard of CERN's attempt to recreate the big bang? I think it was in 2008? Well the scientists discovered a subatomic particle called a nuetrino. This particle arrived at Italy 60 nanoseconds before the speed of light (roughly 300,000 kilometers/per second).. well Einstein's theory of relativity suggests that the speed of light is the boundary for motion and that nothing can break it. So what does this discovery do to modern day science?
I think you are little confused.
The neutrino was first postulated in 1930 by Pauli and detected for the first time in 1956.
The faster-than-light neutrino was the result of an OPERA experiment publicly announced in September 2011.
The results was highly debated from the beginning, both for the doubts of many scientists, both for its possible implications.
But yesterday ScienceInsider reported that “the 60 nanoseconds discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos’ flight and an electronic card in a computer”.