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Faster than light. One step closer.

The OPERA labs' possible discovery seems to have become slightly more likely to be correct with a follow up experiment.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/18/neutrinos_faster_than_light_confirmed/

In reality there is plenty of margin for error, and enough possible errors, to shoot this hypothesis down in flames, as the researchers are at pains to point out.

I wonder how much confirmatory evidence will be needed to move the discovery from hypothesis to theory, and what form it might take should it exist. I also wonder what confirmation would mean in the world of physics?

TAGGED: PHYSICS, SCIENCE


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