Faster Than the Speed of Light

Since Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity (E=Mc2)in 1905, scientists have accepted the speed of light ( almost 300,000 kilometers per second) as the fastest speed possible.
Now, scientists at the CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) laboratory in Switzerland believe they may have timed* a neutrino (a subatomic, electrically neutral particle*) going faster than that.
If true, it would be an amazing development,* bringing humanity a giant step closer to interstellar* travel.  Unfortunately, even the scientists at CERN are skeptical.  “The feeling that most people have is this can’t be right, this can’t be real,” said James Gillies, a CERN spokesman.
However, they have been checking* the results for months and not found any errors.  So, they have asked other scientists to try and either confirm or refute* their results.  Unfortunately, there are only two other laboratories in the world which have the equipment to do such experiments.
time – změřit (trvání, čas)
particle – částice
development – vývoj
interstellar – mezihvězdný
check – ověřovat
refute – vyvrátit
Question for discussion:  
How would this change the world?


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