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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I thought this was impossible?

Has another barrier been broken? Scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) have claimed they have run experiments where "They had observed particles moving faster than the speed of light." [Link]

If this turns out to be true, physics has just been turned on its pointy little head. According to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, nothing can go faster than the speed of light. Yet, these folks seem to think that has happened in their experiments.

The experiments involved sending neutrinos from OPERA headquarters near Geneva, Switzerland, to a detector 450 miles away in Italy. The experiments must be repeated and other observers must duplicate the findings before this will be accepted.

The ramifications are astounding if the findings are upheld.

This will be interesting.

1 comment:

Sightings said...

'Course, Switzerland to Italy ... that's downhill.