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Was Einstein Wrong – Or Not?

The world of science was upended last year when an experiment appeared to show one of Einstein’s fundamental theories was wrong – but now the lab behind it says the result could have been caused by a loose cable. Physicists at the CERN research institute near Geneva appeared to contradict Albert Einstein’s 1905 Special Theory of Relativity last year when they reported that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel fractions of a second faster than light. Last week, ScienceInsider, a website run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, reported that the surprising result was down to a loose fiber optic cable linking a GPS satellite receiver to a computer. More>

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