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‘One-minute Physics’ lesson: How are neutrinos measured?

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 15:42 EDT
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A screencapture of  a "One-Minute Physics" episode. Image: New Scientist TV.
 
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In a minute-long video published Tuesday, New Scientist contributor Henry Reich gives viewers a brief physics lesson, explaining just how complicated it is to measure the speed of a neutrino, which scientists claimed to have captured traveling faster than the speed of light.

That’s a big claim — it may even remake the world of physics, if it can be proved — so scientists have set out to undermine the discovery.

While that process could take years, understanding it, thankfully, does not.

For more episodes of One-Minute Physics, check out New Scientist TV.

This video was published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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