[time-nuts] Neutrinos not so fast? (defectove connector)

Marco IK1ODO ik1odo at spin-it.com
Wed Feb 22 20:41:56 UTC 2012


BREAKING NEWS: Error Undoes Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results


It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced 
last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a 
mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer 
may be to blame.

Physicists had detected neutrinos travelling from the CERN laboratory 
in Geneva to the Gran Sasso laboratory near L'Aquila that appeared to 
make the trip in about 60 nanoseconds less than light speed. Many 
other physicists suspected that the result was due to some kind of 
error, given that it seems at odds with Einstein's special theory of 
relativity, which says nothing can travel faster than the speed of 
light. That theory has been vindicated by many experiments over the decades.

According to sources familiar with the experiment, the 60 nanoseconds 
discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber 
optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the 
timing of the neutrinos' flight and an electronic card in a computer. 
After tightening the connection and then measuring the time it takes 
data to travel the length of the fiber, researchers found that the 
data arrive 60 nanoseconds earlier than assumed. Since this time is 
subtracted from the overall time of flight, it appears to explain the 
early arrival of the neutrinos. New data, however, will be needed to 
confirm this hypothesis.


Well, timenuts friends, how may a fiberoptic bad connection explain 
60 ns? Hmmmmmm.....

Marco IK1ODO

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