I am not a physicist, but I am looking forward to confirmation or refutation of this by the larger physics community. I wonder what the implications might be?
By the way, this reminds me of a question that I have had since my high school physics class. Allow me to ask you -- when an electron jumps from one energy level to another, is its transition "instantaneous"? I.e., is it assumed to travel faster than light? Or is my understanding of this too old-fashioned?
And compared to human time...well, i hope we will see more in the future. Maybe the science will find how is there possible to some of "us" to see in the future, and the scientist will admit that we are not just cells and atoms, but something more, than materia. i hope they will discover the truth, since religion cant do itself, and the man of this new century cant just be reassured by religion or an incomplete science by themselves. we need more. As Ermete Trismegisto said, "as above, so it is below. how is that planet orbit around a sun, so does electrons on their nucleos". we are living in very interesting times... "This isn't the first time we've done this..." Cameron
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You already know how i usually perceive that type of breaking news wether it be in the pysics or entertainment or gossip department, especially after the first hours of the annoucement. I apply rule number one : "don't believe them" or at least apply a systematic doubt, just like Descartes (1596-1650) tought us.
That said Physics did not end with Einstein and scientist will continue to produce new models; though this is not the case here, the CERN has experiment something that doesn't compute in the model. I like their humple approach of the results and the fact they're asking the community for further confirmation.
James Gillies — head of communications and spokesman for CERN — about the team's results :
It's important to make clear that nobody is claiming a discovery, or any contradiction with relativity," explained Gillies. "The OPERA experiment has a measurement they can't account for, so they're opening it up for further scrutiny, and hopefully an independent measurement from another lab.
Fermilab scientists, for the United States will soon re-analyze the OPERA team's data; we can expect an update about this information in six months. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
First experts from other groups will double check results searching for mistakes or something that was not taken into account. If they find nothing then new independent experiments will be conducted (probably new detectors will be built to do that). If they confirm that neutrinos travel faster than light then theorists will try to explain that and they will suggest another experiments to test their theories.
when an electron jumps from one energy level to another, is its transition "instantaneous"?
No, it's not instantaneous. If my memory serves me well, we even calculated that time when I studied quantum electrodynamics. Unfortunately that was very long time ago and I'm too lazy to try to find those calculations Cameron: My brother says if you want to be good at anything, you have to practice every day.
I'm sure you already know Actroid-F, a female android tested in some japanese hospitals to observe patients and make them feel comfortable. And now researchers at the National Insitute of Advanced Technology in Tokyo have created the male version, upgraded with camera-eyes.
The funny part is that the female and male robots are the same (even the face); the male version is created with a wig and cosmetics
has any of them ask for the home address of john connor ?
Will 'Terminator-style' contact lenses become a reality?
Scientists unveil their vision of the future by fitting a contact lens with a rudimentary LED display
Contact lenses take a leap forward with a new technology that projects text and images before your eyes. The technology works by embedding a custom-made sapphire LED and circular antenna into a plastic contact lens. In the test, a single pixel was controlled by a remote radio frequency transmitting data from the lens.
If you've ever watched a "Terminator" movie, you can imagine how it works. There are endless possibilities for its use, like step-by-step GPS directions or a true virtual reality experience.
that is super cool just been reading the article on reuters, incredible the way they look at the universe so scientific the astronemers, imagine trying to cross without the speed of light, in theory my maths and scientific knowledge would not be able figure that one out, not sure if it would be possible. must admit it is awesome 4, billion years. wow,