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Old September 24 2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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Re: Neutrinos

Christopher wrote: View Post
This was debunked last year:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-...utrino_anomaly

There was a measurement that seemed to give a result suggesting a speed above c, but while that caused something of a stir among the press and laypeople, the scientists involved never took it for anything more than a measurement glitch, and they eventually found the causes of the error: an improperly attached cable and a miscalibrated clock.
Yep. Since it was measured in an Italian experiment at CERN, in Italy the media went apeshit about it. Politicians wrested to claim the measurement as the result of their own party's commitment to scientific research (one famously claimed they build a physical tunnel between Geneva and the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Central Italy), opinion leaders and gossip celebrities all wanted to say their 2 cents about the result, etc.

The scientific community performed flawlessly, but the media circus around it was pretty awful.
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