Einstein and Delft

23 Oct 2015

At http://phys.org/print364664826.html ... a paper in Nature (Oct 22nd 2015) seems to undermine Einstein who said nothing moved faster than light. The Delft experiment involved two electrons trapped inside two different diamond crystals - 1.3km apart.

At http://phys.org/print364655467.html ... a paper in Physical Review D back in February was about neutrino speeds which appeared to travel faster than light. Floyd Stecker, using the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica (built within a cubic km of clear glacial ice) tested the speed of neutrinos. High energy neutrinos thought to originate outside our galaxy appear to lose energy during their intergalactic travels and yet they still appear to move faster than light.

At http://phys.org/print364647477.html ... we have super ionic ice, a special kind of ice that may exist on the outer planets of Uranus and Neptune. Models are wonderful things as we learn that water molecules dissociate into charged atoms, or ions. Oxygen is trapped in a solid lattice but hydrogen ions continue to move like molecules in liquids.