Light Speed Breached?

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  1. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    Well, not sure how credible the Telegraph is, but if this story's true.....damn...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/08/16/scispeed116.xml

     
  2. thoughtcrime

    thoughtcrime Well-Known Member

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    They forgot to carry a 3 somewhere.
     
  3. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Skeptical at best, but hey, if they really did, woo hoo.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I doubt it happened... I could go to college, then say that, and get in the newspaper. They're just looking for fast fame...
     
  5. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Hard telling, anymore.
     
  6. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

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    I am VERY skeptical.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd say it's possible...Einstein wasn't infallible, and we have a better grasp of things like quantum mechanics these days.

    Nothing is impossible, rules are meant to be broken - especially theoretical ones.

    Really, it's always bothered me that we put limits on things just because some scientist claimed it couldn't be done 50 years ago. Science evolves and becomes better understood every day. Einstein may have laid some ground rules, but he didn't WRITE universal limits, he only explained them as he saw in his own view - there are always other ways to approach a problem.

    However, I'd like to know how the hell these guys measured what they are claiming. How do you measure instantaneous?
     
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  8. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Sorcerer

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    Hmm. I like that arriving before I leave bit.
     
  9. ams

    ams Generation All Veteran

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    Warp speed, Mr. Scott!
     
  10. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Farnsworth: These are the dark matter engines I invented. They allow my starship to travel between galaxies in mere hours.
    Cubert: That's impossible. You can't go faster than the speed of light.
    Farnsworth: Of course not. That's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2208.
    Cubert: Also impossible.
     
  11. EvaUnit13

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    Adidas was right-Impossible is Nothing...
     
  12. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    As long as they don't go plaid they'll be fine.

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  13. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Ain't that the truth. Nothing is impossible, as long as you think it can be done.
     
  14. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    Ugh. Try arguing that sort of thinking (which I share) to a drunk dumbass. I always bring up the point that we don't know everything, and we likely never will. Stephen Hawking may be a hell of a lot smarter than me, but he's not smart enough that I can't say he may be wrong about some things. I especially have this view towards paranormal activity. Just because we can't explain it doesn't mean it isn't there and that in the future we won't have technology that proves it exists. I'd love to see hauntings become a solid, scientific and undeniable fact before I die.
     
  15. ArmadaJetfire

    ArmadaJetfire <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Remeber Einstiens theory, is just that, a theory. Not a law. So there is a possiblity, how ever slim, that these two guys could have broken the light speed barrier. Besides Zefram Cochran is the first human to go faster than light in the year 2063. You heard it here first. :p 
     
  16. Josh

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    that would be so...freaking....awesome


    xD
     
  17. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I haven't heard anything about this and the article is very vague. Sounds like maybe some kind of entanglement? I'd have to see the actual paper before being able to comment.

    BONUS POINTS: If anyone call tell me what Einstein is writing on the board in the picture in the link I'll give you a cookie and 10 fun bucks.
     
  18. wavelength

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    well, the telegraph is more plausible than the sun , the daily star or the daily morroe if anything. i hope they find cybertron if they are able to harness this
     
  19. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    You know ebk?

    I keed, I keed.

    Yeah, I'm the same way. I like the bit from MiB:
    The world is considerably more complex and fascinating that I think wehave the ability to grasp right now.

    Still, skepticism isn't inappropriate. I'd like to see the paper vetted first--anybody remember those guys with the cold fusion a couple of decades ago?
     
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    He's writing "RON". Yes, that's right; Einstein foretold the coming of Razerwire.
     

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