Oct. 09, 2012

How to 'Break' Einstein's Speed Limit

by Ira Flatow

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Nobody liked a thought experiment more than Einstein. When faced with a weighty problem, he'd take a walk and "give a little t'ink."
 
That's why he might appreciate this new thought experiment by a couple of Australian physicists who think they may have found a way to expand Einstein's rule that nothing can go faster than the speed of light, into an idea that posits how something can exceed that speed limit without breaking Einstein's rule. 
 
Don't ya love this stuff?
 
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