Latest Faster-than-light Stories

2013-09-17 23:29:40

The R. M. Santilli Foundation is sponsoring studies on faster than light (superluminal) communications to promote the development of new communication technologies as well as to attempt contact with extra terrestrial civilizations since the speed of light is excessively slow for galactic distances. For details on the workshop, please visit http://www.santilli-foundation.org/isomathemat-work.php Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The R. M. Santilli Foundation is sponsoring studies...

Quantum Object Behavior Depends On Measurement Apparatus Used
2013-01-09 14:54:07

University of Vienna Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefore on the type of measurement performed. Anton Zeilinger's team of physicists at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences has recently taken this phenomenon further than ever. Whether a certain photon behaves like a particle or like a wave depends on...

Looking Beyond Space And Time To Cope With Quantum Theory
2012-10-29 09:30:54

Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe. The proposal comes from an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and Singapore, and is published today in Nature Physics. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality'. This exposes how quantum predictions challenge our best...

Faster Than The Speed of Light
2012-10-11 04:29:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? A group of applied mathematicians at the University of Adelaide believes so, saying they have extended Einstein's theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light. According to Einstein's theory, nothing can move faster than the speed of light, but the research team has developed new formulas that allow for travel beyond this limit. Published in 1905, the theory...

2012-05-04 13:46:03

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way of producing light pulses that are "superluminal"–in some sense they travel faster than the speed of light. The technique, called four-wave mixing, reshapes parts of light pulses and advances them ahead of where they would have been had they been left to travel unaltered through a vacuum. The new method could be used to improve the timing of communications signals and to investigate the...

2012-05-04 09:12:36

Switching light with light: only 140 photons are needed An optical switch developed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics. What, isn't electronics good enough? Well, nothing travels faster than light, and in the effort to speed up the processing and transmission of information, the combined use of light parcels (photons) along with electricity parcels (electrons) is desirable for developing a workable opto-electronic protocol....

Faulty Wire To Blame For OPERA’s Speed Of Light Experiment Results
2012-02-23 10:14:01

A claim by scientists working at CERN that neutrinos had traveled faster than light in a September experiment has been proved untrue, after further investigation led them to find a faulty wire connection between a timer and a computer. The US journal Science reported on Wednesday that the 60-nanosecond discrepancy that led physicists to believe neutrinos were traveling faster than the speed of light was in fact the conclusion of a bad connection in a fiber optic cable connecting a GPS...

2011-11-21 12:37:42

News from the American Physical Society Hydrodynamics of writing with ink Jungchul Kim, Myoung-Woon Moon, Kwang-Ryeol Lee, L. Mahadevan, and Ho-Young Kim Physical Review Letters (forthcoming) For millennia, writing has been the preferred way to convey information and knowledge from one generation to another. We first developed the ability to write on clay tablets with a point, and then settled on a reed pen, as preserved from 3000 BC in Egypt when it was used with papyrus. This...

Fast Than The Speed Of Light? Not So Fast Scientists Say
2011-11-21 09:22:37

Italian scientists who had seemingly found further evidence that neutrino particles were in fact traveling faster than the speed of light based on experiments have been dealt a major blow over the weekend by another team working at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy that claims the evidence must be flawed, according to a recent Reuters report. An announcement in September by a team of scientists working on the OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tracking Apparatus) experiment claiming...

2011-07-26 10:20:00

In a blow to science fiction writers and daydreamers all over, it appears that the hopes of building a time machine may be dashed once and for all, reports the Los Angeles Times (LA Times) and other media outlets. Physicists at the Hong Kong University of Technology and Science have just proved that no machine will ever allow a person to travel through time because time travel is flat-out impossible and beyond the limits of the physical laws of the universe. Until now, it was thought that...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'