"Faulty Wire Error Blamed for 'Faster-Than-Light' Particles"

"A European experiment that in September showed particles moving faster than the speed of light has been exposed as a mistake due to a faulty wire connection, the US journal Science said Wednesday.

'A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame,' said the report on the magazine’s website section Science Insider, citing 'sources familiar with the experiment.'

The initial findings sparked intrigue and skepticism in the scientific community because the discovery, if confirmed, would have been at odds with Einstein’s theory of relativity, which has held sway for more than a century."

AFP had the story February 23, 2012.


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Source: af, 02/24/2012