Neutrinos beat speeding ticket

by Anonymous on Feb. 23rd, 2012

Neutrinos obeyed speed law: particles aren't the lead-foots scientists made them out to be.
Neutrinos obeyed speed law: particles aren't the lead-foots scientists made them out to be.Courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Remember those scoff-law neutrinos that showed absolutely no respect for the laws of physics, particularly Einstein's general theory of relativity and were ticketed by the CERN Highway Patrol for exceeding the posted light speed limit of 671 million miles per hour? Remember that? Well, it looks like those punks have beaten the rap on a technicality. Their sniveling public defender, it seems, called into question the reliability of the physics police's radar detector, because it had a loose cable. That cast reasonable doubt on whether the particles had broken the law. A retest confirmed they were actually just going the speed limit, not over it, so the judge threw out the whole case.

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