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Faulty wire error blamed for ‘faster-than-light’ particles

WASHINGTON — A European experiment that in September showed particles moving faster than the speed of light has been exposed as a mistake due to a faulty wire connection, the US journal Science said Wednesday. “A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame,” said…

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

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…