Let’s hope this is true. That would be seriously exciting!
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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.
Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921
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.
The pair say
they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons –
energetic packets of light – travelled "instantaneously" between a pair
of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.
Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.