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  1. Aug 21, 2014 #1
    So did anybody have figured out why did OPERA experiment failed?? Does any one know why neutrinos appear to travel FTL??
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2014 #2

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    Experimental error. You didn't read about it?
     
  4. Aug 21, 2014 #3

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    Yeah, I think it was a loose connector or something trivial that caused the experiment to give bogus results. Took forever to track it down, but it wasn't a big deal once it was finally isolated.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2014 #4

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  6. Aug 21, 2014 #5
    Loose connector is just a cover up story. The real reason why neutrions appear travel FTL is because of quantum tunneling. The physicists at CERN assumed that massles neutrions can penetrate the earth crust without interuction and thus they didn't take in to the consideration the quantum tunneling effect. If the same experiment was done through space we would observe normal light speed. Similar experiment has been done already where information was send FTL. ;)

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  7. Aug 21, 2014 #6

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    Well what do you know, this thread is closed for Moderation.
     
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