Monday, March 19, 2012

The nail in the coffin

It turns out that neutrinos do not, in fact, travel faster than the speed of light.  Ludicrous internet claims of time travel, the end of causality and other nonsense can be put to rest as a new test has found with quite some certainty that the furor in September over neutrino speed was entirely without merit.  We found out a short while ago that the original CERN test was in error and now a new test has confirmed a new measurement of neutrino speed clocking them at exactly the speed of light.

So science works, huzzah for that.  Now we just need internet memes of 'turns out scientists were right' to travel at the same speed and with the same ferocity as 'Einstein was wrong!!111!!'.  I suppose I am not alone in thinking that this is never going to happen.  I suppose when scientists are right very regularly and wrong every so often people just aren't going to be interested in the boring 'everything going along as normal' news.

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