CERN Gets Closer to Proving It Broke the Light Speed Barrier
New tests at the European science facility CERN yet again confirm the results of their prior experiment which showed faster-than-light particles, reports the BBC and The Washington Post. Back in September, CERN scientists clocked neutrinos — funky, ghostly particles that pass through every square inch of Earth billions of times a second — at 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Sixty nanoseconds was all that was needed to confound living physicists by calling into question of the linchpins of modern physics: the Einstein’s theory of relativity, which stipulates that nothing can travel faster than light. Read more.