Saturday, June 9, 2012

And In Rather More Bumming Science News...

...the experiments from CERN noted here back in November that found particles to be able to go faster than the speed of light have been refuted. With a result like that, the scientific community was always going to leap all over it to make sure every single I was dotted and T crossed, and it turns out there was a missing dot and/or cross. Namely, CERN's instrumentation was faulty. When the  independently, the speed of light remained at approximately the speed of light.

Oh well. At least we still have at least one aspect of society where people own up to mistakes.

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