Since Einstein, everyone believed that nothing could go faster than light, except the money in my pocket. I am not going to bore you with the details, and I got lots to do today; rush jobs for two customers. I am simply going to tell you that a bunch of physicists in Europe fired neutrinos (I believe I talked about neutrinos before) from Geneva, Switzerland to Gran Sasso, Italy through mostly solid rock. They checked and rechecked but kept coming up with a speed that was faster than the speed of light! They got to their destination only 17-millionth of a second earlier than the speed of light, but as any policeman will tell you, “any thing over the speed limit is breaking the law. . .”
So, what does that mean to us? Well, we could be able to receive a message before it was sent. Yep, time travel. We are entering into an era of time when old sci-fi fiction is becoming a reality. Neutrinos seem to be able to pass through anything unscathed and without a noticeable drop in speed. But I wonder, maybe they act a little like sound. Sound travels faster through solids than it does through air. Of course, sound is wave and neutrinos are particles.
Oh well, now that I got my head to spinning, I better get to my work before I get too dizzy. You all have a great day today, and for some of you, the last day of work this year.