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