DailyDirt: Measurements That Make You Go Hmmmm…
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Replicating experiments is an important part of science. If you can’t repeat an experiment, then whatever you observed could just be a fluke. But even if measurements can be repeated reliably, it doesn’t mean that they can be explained easily. Here are just a few examples of some weird measurements that physicists are still trying to explain.
- Neutrinos have been observed to travel faster than the speed of light — twice, in two different experiments. But the two experiments were done by the same group of physicists at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, so independent verification is still pending and these weird measurements could just be an error of some kind. [url]
- There are many unsolved mysteries in the field of physics. Here’s a list of just ten. Nice job security in waiting for a proton to decay in a billion trillion trillion years…. [url]
- The Large Hadron Collider could get a glimpse of the ‘God Particle’ after searching through the remnants of hundreds of particle collisions. Physicists expect to find the Higgs boson at around 120 to 125 GeV…. [url]
- To discover more interesting science-related stuff, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
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