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#1
This is pretty huge if it is correct.

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A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.

According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.

However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory.

The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.

Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving.

The scientists were investigating a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws.

Dr Nimtz told New Scientist magazine: "For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of."


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EDIT: Physicists, my bad >.<
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#3
God damn germans and your physics
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#6
Diese deutschen denken wohl, das sie alles können?

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#7
I love modern science. I mean, it's mostly so far beyond me, but scientists seem to tap into new things like this all the time, I just find it amazing. Next up, time travel.

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Things go faster than the speed of light all the time.

I think according to Einstein's theory, nothing travels faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. If I remember right.
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#9



This looks pretty legit, although I'm not exactly sure it was literally the speed of light, just extremely fast.
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#10
Didn't things like that happen before? Effect before cause and all that. I recall something similar happening with electrons.
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#13
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']I love modern science. I mean, it's mostly so far beyond me, but scientists seem to tap into new things like this all the time, I just find it amazing. Next up, time travel.

Traveling faster than the speed of light is practically time travel.
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#15
That would be great, I was just looking at some pics of a galaxy 30 billion light years away, maybe get there in 20 mins now.
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Quote by fleajr_1412
Traveling faster than the speed of light is practically time travel.

Mhm. That's why it's such a scary, exciting thing. There's no telling what could be done in the next 25 years' time, now that they've broken that limit.
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Quote by reelbigfish2020
that article was published 2 years ago. they have nothing new to say now?


Oh. In that case I guess they were wrong.
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#19
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considering the article is 2 years old, i don't think they managed lol
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#20
people I really doubt if its true, this article is 2 years old!!

so if we had this kind of technology wouldn't we already have done amazing things??

Edit: Hmm a little late....
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Quote by EuBoat
Things go faster than the speed of light all the time.


when?
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#23
Quote by sglover34479
..why was this on the front page of the news site I frequent?

Because you live in north carolina?
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#24
Quote by EuBoat
Things go faster than the speed of light all the time.

What are you talking about???
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What are you talking about???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon
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#29
Quote by Kensai

A tachyon is a hypothetical subatomic particle that travels faster than the speed of light.


>.>


My hypothetical car also travels faster than the speed of light, in which I impress numerous hypothetical babes. It would be safe to say I'm a hypothetical badass.

#30
Quote by sglover34479
People really are that stupid here.

Not stupid, just... not updated >.>

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My hypothetical car also travels faster than the speed of light, in which I impress numerous hypothetical babes. It would be safe to say I'm a hypothetical badass.


In all fairness there's more science behind it than your hypothetical car
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#31
The article's not outdated, it was written today but published two years ago.

They're just showing off.

ಠ_ಠ

wat

#32
Quote by Kensai
Not stupid, just... not updated >.>


In all fairness there's more science behind it than your hypothetical car



No trust me, they are that stupid, no one would of even looked at the date..oh well, still kinda cool, I wonder whatever happened...
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Quote by Kensai
In all fairness there's more science behind it than your hypothetical car

Oh drat. I forgot to tack on my algebraic equations with a few constants finely located as to support my claims. Let's not forget the cosine... that tricky bastard >.>



Now my car is on par with your tachyon.
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Quote by fleajr_1412
Traveling faster than the speed of light is practically time travel.


Time travel will never be invented and the proof is that if it was, we would've already had millions of people from the future being here. Because they time travelled.
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#37
If people were taking this seriously, it would be CONSIDERABLY bigger news


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#38
3 feet is far enough to determine the speed of something that fast?
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#39
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That would take one almighty timing device to time something going faster than the speed of light between 3 ft of air.



...stopwatches...made with almighty materials of course
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Quote by DaddyTwoFoot
3 feet is far enough to determine the speed of something that fast?



Distance over time still works so long as there's distance...


And time.

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