You remember how the media had to change their collective pants when scientists reported that neutrinos appear to have moved a short distance at velocities faster than the speed of light? The media went nuts, stating that Einstein was wrong and that relativity was junkedmostly because the media never really understood it anyway.
The Czar of course stated that something was very wrong in this experiment, but the scientists could not figure out what it was. Heck, they discovered the phenomenon, and even they said there was a mistake; they could not figure out what it was because that wasnt their field of specialty. So they did what they were supposed to do: make the data public and ask for help.
They appear to have their answer.
All right: here is the problem. Remember that the scientists did not observe neutrinos actually moving faster than light. They simply measured the time it took for the neutrinos to travel from the transmitter to the detector. Since the distance was known to be 730 km, they divided the distance by the time to establish the velocity. And to their shock, they discovered the velocity was a hair faster than the speed of light. In fact, the neutrino particles arrived 65 nanoseconds (plus or minus a couple) faster than they should have, as set by physics. Ergo, they would have needed to move faster than light to have done it.
Despite the medias fomentation that time travel was now possible and inexpensive, there things wrong with this observation right away. If the neutrinos went faster than light, the electrons produced by the beam should have as well…but only by a smidge, as they move slower. The absence of electrons arriving faster than lightindeed, arriving at the correct timeshowed that something was wrong.
And guess what? Scientists whose speciality is relativity have provided a solid explanation. The problem is the distance.
In order to establish the exact distance between the transmitter and detector, GPS coordinates were used. Yes, GPS is notoriously inaccurate: but scientists know this, as do many other people who use it. The trick is to take many, many, many GPS readings until the errors are identified and crossed off. The result is that you get a large number of identical readings over time, and those are the correct ones.
But other scientists realized that the GPS satellites were orbiting the earth, and when you have two observers (as the satellites would be called in relativity-speak) both moving relative to one another in orbit, the information must be adjusted for the effect. In other words, in the time it took the satellite transmission to be received at the neutrino beam transmitter, the earth moved a tiny bit; and when the other satellite transmission was received at the detector, the earth moved another tiny bit.
Since the distances to the satellites, the earths rotational velocity, and transmission speed are well known, the correction could be worked out pretty quickly: 64 nanoseconds. This of course pinpoints the problem within the margin of error. Problem solved.
Nowany mention of this in the mainstream media? No! Because they continue to run with the story they want to promote: that Einstein was wrong. Haughty scientists! Dont you trogs know that science is never to be trusted…unless the debate is on global warming or social science economics?
Think how many more years of this crap you will have to endure, when the explanation was produced in a couple of weeks?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.