Originally posted by sumydid
This lends some credibility to the holographic universe model - which many scientists dismiss out of hand because of Einstein's theory of relativity.
When an electron is split into, it has been proven that the 2 resulting quanta travel at exact opposite angles (a bee-line in the opposite direction of one another)... no matter how far apart they are. This king the claim are just as astounded and perplexed as the rest of the scientific community.
This is the actual text:
"CERN says a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 454 miles (730 kilometres) away in Italy travelled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Scientists calculated the margin of error at just 10 nanoseconds, making the difference statistically significant. But given the enormous implications of the find, they still spent months checking and rechecking their results to make sure there was no flaws in the experiment."
Notice it said 60 nanoseconds FASTER than the speed of light. In other words if there had been a photon sent off at exactly the same time as the neutrino, the neutrino would have beaten the photon by 60 nanoseconds. This article in no way said anything about the neutrino covering the 700 odd Km in 60 nanoseconds.
454 miles times 5280 =2397120 feet and light travels ~= 1 nanosecond per foot so that is about the number of nanoseconds for the total flight.
So they are saying the neutrino covered that distance in 2,397,060 nanoseconds and that is 1.000025 X the speed of light, not 1.0025 like on poster said.
That would put the photon about 60 feet behind the neutrino when it hit the target.