Thursday, September 22, 2011

Faster than the Speed of Light? Start Filling In Those Warp Charts

The Okuda Scale of warp factors (see Warp drive)
News out of CERN in Switzerland was reported earlier that a test in which some neutrinos were fired from deep in the ground up towards a lab on the surface - showed up earlier than when they left. A 'crazy result' according to them.

More geeky sci-fi-ence after the jump.

If accurate, a result like that has some crazy implications about physics and what we know about the universe.  The researchers are putting their data out to others in hopes of getting some more concrete verification, but as it stands now, for the news' sake and our entertainment, the speed of light might not be the ultimate speed limit.  And you know what that means?  Soon enough, we'll be filling out these Warp Factor charts.

Warp speeds as depicted in Star Trek:TNG etc

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