Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Speed of light broken

Great Scott.jpg

Right, now no one panic, but the whole of everything may have been thrown into question by those underground geeks at CERN.

Said geeks think that they may have spotted particles moving faster that the speed of light in their massive particle accelerator thingummy under the ground near Geneva.

If so, it will call into question everything we know about the laws of physics.

Professor Jenny Thomas of University College London told the Daily Telegraph: “It would turn everything on its head. It is too awful to think about.

“The basic thing that would be questioned is that there is an absolute speed limit which is the basis of special relativity and that is a huge building block of modern physics.

“It permeates everything to do with how we have modelled the universe and everything. It would be very hard to predict what the effects would be.”

Should we start running around screaming yet?

(Images: Rex Features/All Star)

Related

docbrown.png

Doc Brown Is Back To The Present

bird-hero.png

£189m Hypersonic aircraft gets lost

car1.png

World’s fastest supercar

More

Pictures Reddit say it's impossible to see without laughing

Bet you can't get to the end without at least cracking a smile

by Gary Ogden
24 Aug 2017

Sylvanian Families with dark, twisted captions is hilarious

Prepare to have your childhood ruined

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

If you use these 27 words it proves you're definitely not posh

But there's also 27 words that prove you are...

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

German supermarket find genius way to make point about racism

They really hammered home the message

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

Man ghosts girlfriend of three years, now she's his boss

Revenge is going to be so sweet...

by Gary Ogden
23 Aug 2017

The traditional stag do is dying, and guess whose fault it is...

What's the point of a stag do without far too much booze?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

Stormzy calls out Met Police for bizarre Notting Hill Carnival tweet

Once again, he is spot on

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

13 facts about cheating all couples need to know

Number one fact: Don't do it

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017