Speed of Light

Scientists Slow Down Light, Just For Fun

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

It's not difficult to slow down light: all you need to do is look at it through a glass of water. Of course, slowing down light in a vacuum is a l...

So The Speed Of Light Might Actually Be Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

The speed of light in a vacuum -- 299,792,458 metres per second - is one of the fundamental principles and outcomes of the theory of relativity, the c...

This Is What Travelling At Light Speed Would Really Look Like

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech

Above: what travelling at hyper speed would really look like It is a quirk of Hollywood and derivative science fiction that most of us are pretty...

Nothing Superluminal After All?

Anais Rassat | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

This Nature blog post reports on some possible sources of error that may rule out the problem of the superluminal neutrinos reported by the OPERA team earlier in September 2011.

Faster Than Light? Paradigm or Squib?

Ben Smith | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Tech
Ben Smith

When the news broke recently that a ghostly particle had reportedly smashed the speed of light record by a huge 60nanoseconds over 455 miles, my scientific smugness degenerated to near tree worship. If you cannot trust the speed of light as a constant, then hug weeping willows.

The Sky Is Falling

Nick Abbot | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

All the country's attention was on the unedifying site of two scrawny kids wrestling with each other in front of a baying audience. This was not a fla...

Upending Physics? Spectacular Aspects of Neutrinos Below, at, or Above Speed of Light

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

The spectacular aspect of such a detectable neutrino beam would be less the discovery that neutrinos may be actually tachyons, but an information speed above the speed of light barrier.

Scientists are Wary of Superluminal Neutrinos

Anais Rassat | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Neutrinos have become a buzzword this week since the OPERA collaboration released a pre-print last Thursday suggesting some neutrinos had been found travelling faster than the speed of light.

Faster Than The Speed Of Light: New Particles Challenge Einstein Theory

PA | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- British scientists are to investigate astounding results which suggest Einstein was wrong when he said nothing could travel faste...

Is Time Travel Possible? Scientists Conduct New Research

BBC | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

Physicists have confirmed the ultimate speed limit for the packets of light called photons - making time travel even less likely than thought....