"The neutrinos had travelled at 299,798km per second, 6km a second faster than the speed of light. 'It is a tiny difference but conceptually it is incredibly important,' said Professor Antonio Ereditato, an OPERA spokesman.
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September 23, 2011 ~ Just another ordinary day? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Time will tell, but if the findings presented today stand up to the rigors of peer review this otherwise insignificant date could become one of the most pivotal dates in the historical timeline of scientific discoveries.
Today, in a seminar at CERN a group of European scientists who have been running accelerator neutrino tests on the CERN CNGS beam presented the results of their findings between 2009-2011. The findings show the neutrinos to be travelling faster than the speed of light.