Neutrino parents call into question faster-than-light results

Particles’ precursor doesn’t have enough energy to produce such speeds

By Devin Powell, 16:35 PM December 30, 2011

Physicists have found yet another reason to doubt recent reports of neutrinos traveling faster than light. The existence of such speedy particles would screw up not only Einstein’s theory of special relativity, but also the laws of conservation of energy and momentum. 

In September, the OPERA experiment reported clocking neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, arriving 60 nanoseconds early on their 730-kilometer journey between the European laboratory CERN, near Geneva, and the Gra...

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