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Faster Than the Speed of Light?
The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Danny Hakim

Posted on 07/23/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HOUSTON — Beyond the security gate at the Johnson Space Center’s 1960s-era campus here, inside a two-story glass and concrete building with winding corridors, there is a floating laboratory.

Harold G. White, a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA, beckoned toward a table full of equipment there on a recent afternoon: a laser, a camera, some small mirrors, a ring made of ceramic capacitors and a few other objects.

He and other NASA engineers have been designing and redesigning these instruments, with the goal of using them to slightly warp the trajectory of a photon, changing the distance it travels in a certain area, and then observing the change with a device called an interferometer. So sensitive is their measuring equipment that it was picking up myriad earthly vibrations, including people walking nearby. So they recently moved into this lab, which floats atop a system of underground pneumatic piers, freeing it from seismic disturbances.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: electrogravitics; physics; science; spacetravel; speedoflight; stringtheory

1 posted on 07/23/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a laser, a camera, some small mirrors, a ring made of ceramic capacitors and a few other objects...

The only thing missing is the DeLorean.
2 posted on 07/23/2013 8:20:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jesse Jacksuhn and a TV Camera is all they need to prove this.


3 posted on 07/23/2013 8:28:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fascinating stuff.

The NYT should ask its excellent science writers to teach its hack political propagandists about this thing called "journalism."

4 posted on 07/23/2013 8:30:39 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.fasterthanlight.info


5 posted on 07/23/2013 9:00:12 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: SpaceBar

She came from Planet Claire
I knew she came from there
She drove a Plymouth Satellite
Faster than the speed of light


6 posted on 07/23/2013 9:09:57 PM PDT by xp38
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
186,282 miles per second.

It's not just a good idea, it's the law.

7 posted on 07/23/2013 9:18:59 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ll c about this...


8 posted on 07/23/2013 9:25:20 PM PDT by scripter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So sensitive is their measuring equipment that it was picking up myriad earthly vibrations, including people walking nearby.

Here at Hanford the LIGO equipment is similarly sensitive, maybe more so, picking up breaking waves on the coast 300 miles away.

9 posted on 07/23/2013 9:26:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: bigbob

That’s funny.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 9:26:10 PM PDT by scripter
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To: scripter

I can’t c it, it’s too heavy.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 9:31:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kip Russell
186,282 miles per second. It's not just a good idea, it's the law.

In the last 15 years quantum physicist have been showing the speed of light slowing. This has been documented up until 1967. In 1967 the second was redefined from orbital to so many oscillations of the cesium 133 atom. With the "new second" the orbital velocities of Venus, Mercury and Mars have been shown to be increasing. (So much for the second law of thermodynamics.)

In other words, settled science is still unsettled, just as it should be.

12 posted on 07/23/2013 9:35:33 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: MHGinTN

“Needs cavitation, Captain! Time has grabbed hold. We need to build a cavitation bubble to break the hold of time inside the bubble, Captain.”


13 posted on 07/23/2013 9:41:42 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
What would be cool is if your response posted before mine.

This always makes me smile:

We don't allow faster than light neutrinos in here, said the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar.

14 posted on 07/23/2013 11:02:47 PM PDT by scripter
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To: D Rider
In the last 15 years quantum physicist have been showing the speed of light slowing. This has been documented up until 1967. In 1967 the second was redefined from orbital to so many oscillations of the cesium 133 atom. With the "new second" the orbital velocities of Venus, Mercury and Mars have been shown to be increasing. (So much for the second law of thermodynamics.)

Citation? It is the day, i.e. earth's rotation period, that was the traditional time standard, and it is the day that is lengthening against the physical standard, leading to the leap-second.

The lengthening day is understood in terms of tidal interactions with the moon. Planetary orbital periods are much more stable, AFAIU.

15 posted on 07/23/2013 11:05:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: xp38

There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She started one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.
A. H. Reginald Buller in Punch (Dec. 19, 1923)


16 posted on 07/24/2013 2:29:06 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (In the future everyone will be Emmanuel Goldstein, for fifteen minutes.)
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To: D Rider

“...With the “new second” the orbital velocities of Venus, Mercury and Mars have been shown to be increasing. (So much for the second law of thermodynamics.)”

The Second Law of Thermodynamics is just fine. You however, need some recalibration.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 4:05:27 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; backwoods-engineer; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. No word yet on the speed of dark.


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18 posted on 07/24/2013 4:07:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Please add me to your ping list.

tx


19 posted on 07/24/2013 4:57:39 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: D Rider
...quantum physicist have been showing the speed of light slowing...

Ah, they clock how long it takes light to go a certain distance and that's how they know the speed.  So if their distance ÷ time number's shrinking, how to they know it's the speed that's changing?  I mean, maybe it's just that time's going faster or maybe it's the universe that's shrinking.

You got a link?

20 posted on 07/24/2013 5:16:34 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, they way I see it, I think the main problem with all this stuff is that the researcher is not a muslim. It’s going to be hard for him to continue to receive funding at NASA until he converts.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 7:07:48 AM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: D Rider

Interesting. You got links?

One of the best links is the one I’ve been maintaining, electrogravitics.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/electrogravitics/index?tab=articles


22 posted on 07/26/2013 6:42:59 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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