23/09/2011 05:03 BST | Updated 22/11/2011 05:12 GMT

Faster Than Light Particles Found, Claim Scientists

It is a concept that forms a cornerstone of our understanding of the universe and the concept of time – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.

But now it seems that researchers working in one of the world's largest physics laboratories, under a mountain in central Italy, have recorded particles travelling at a speed that is supposedly forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity.