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Submission + - Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables (wired.com) 1

thomst writes: Adam Mann of Wired.com reports the finding that neutrinos may exceed lightspeed could be due to faulty optical cable connections.

Scientists from the OPERA collaboration at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy have “identified two issues that could significantly affect the reported result,” wrote OPERA spokesman Antonio Ereditato in an email. The first issue is a faulty connection of the fiber-optic cable bringing the GPS signal to the experiment’s master clock. The experiment’s GPS may also have been providing the wrong timestamps during synchronization between events.

When the Large Hadron Collider begins goes operational next month, the OPERA researchers will use it to re-test their findings on neutrinos' lawless behavior ...

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Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables

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