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PostSubject: 'We have broken speed of light'   Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:00 am

This is really cool and way over my head scientifically.

'We have broken speed of light'

By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent

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A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.

According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.

However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/08/16/scispeed116.xml
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PostSubject: Re: 'We have broken speed of light'   Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:35 am

So....I'm expecting my Star Wars ship with lightspeed travel in about 10 years.

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PostSubject: Re: 'We have broken speed of light'   Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:15 am

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Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

Well no shit. You can crash into an asteroid or a comet or in a planet.
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PostSubject: Re: 'We have broken speed of light'   Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:04 pm

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Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

Well no shit. You can crash into an asteroid or a comet or in a planet.

Or be unable to stop and you just fly at lightspeed all around the universe until you run out of fuel or crash into something.

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