Sunday, September 25, 2011

Physics News: Faster Than Light

The physics world has been aroused from a long intellectual slumber by the report from CERN investigators that some muon neutrinos may travel faster than the speed of light [1], possibly violating an essential premise of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Confirmation and hopefully replication of this result would lend support for the long-standing prediction of binary mechanics (BM) [2] that absolute maximum velocity at the single bit level is substantially greater than the observed speed of light (e.g., [3] [4] [5]). Consequences of this BM prediction might result in a number of situations in which apparent faster-than-light motion could be observable.

[1] Opera collaboration. "Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam" Arxiv. September 2011.
[2] Keene, J. J. "Binary mechanics" J. Bin. Mech. July, 2010.
[3] Keene, J. J. "Physics glossary" J. Bin. Mech. May, 2011.
[4] Keene, J. J. "Captives in a binary mechanical universe" J. Bin. Mech. March, 2011.
[5] Keene, J. J. "Lorentz force in binary mechanics" J. Bin. Mech. July, 2010.
© 2011 James J Keene