Last week a group of scientist announced that they have just observed a neutrino travel fast than light.
Mouth wide open in astonishment.
Now you may say ‘so what’
You see the problem is that according to Einsteins Theory of Relativity, nothing which contains matter can travel fast than light. Now a neutrino have a very very very small amount of matter, it’s infentisamal. Making it imposable for it to travel fast than light. Let’s just say to move a particle of matter to the speed of light would take an impossible amount of energy.
Again you may say ‘so what, how can this effect me’
Well everything we know about physics is based on the theory of relativity. It gives us a well established stick to measure everything else against. (That’s if my understanding of it is correct and I’m no expert)
Needless to say if this is proven right it could change our understanding of the universe. Worst thing is it could take months probably years to get any confirmation. So don’t hold your breath.
I’m a science fiction geek and love this stuff. It’s like finding out that pitza can make you lose Weight.
What we have to remind ourselves is that there are discovers made every day that blow previous theory’s out the water only to be disproven later.
Wouldn’t it be cool though to find out everything we thought, was wrong.
I like change and changing the world is cool.