It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame.
There was a quote by an Italian OPERA scientist who expressed a surprise by saying "Nothing in Italy arrives on time."
There's a guy with a sense of humor.
The official statement is that there are two possible errors, the cable error being one of them. The strange and difficult part is that the two errors apparently skew the results in opposite directions.
The team has now found two problems that may have affected their test in opposing ways: one in its timing gear and one in an optical fibre connection.
was someone testing lightsquared technology nearby?
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