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Calculating the solar efficiency of Superman

Superman's solar power actually contravenes the laws of physics, according to a team of students at the University of Leicester.

By August 3, 2014


CERN confirms speedy neutrinos follow laws of physics after all

A CERN particle that was originally thought to have traveled faster than the speed of light was measured using faulty equipment.

By June 8, 2012


Correction: Not so fast, neutrinos. CERN says light's speedier still

This story initially had an incorrect reference in the caption of the main image. It is neutrinos, not neutrons.

By March 16, 2012


Not so fast, neutrinos. CERN says light's speedier still

Physics laws appear to be holding up fine with a second experiment showing CERN's neutrinos traveling more sedately than in last year's surprising finding.

By March 16, 2012


Bad data connection could explain too-fast neutrinos

A fiber-optic link malfunction might have caused neutrinos to appear to travel faster than the speed of light--but another effect could have made them seem even faster.

By February 23, 2012


Higgs boson theory nets Nobel for pair of physicists

The prestigious award goes to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who a half-century ago independently proposed what became the Higgs boson, discovered in 2012.

By October 8, 2013


Reclocked CERN neutrinos still break the speed limit

A first round of error checking has shown subatomic particles still travel faster than the speed of light, but physicists want more confirmation before drawing any conclusions.

By November 18, 2011


Physics shocker! Neutrinos clocked faster than light

Tiny subatomic particles are challenging Einstein's decades-old conclusion that nothing can travel faster than light. Next up: intense scrutiny of the finding.

By September 23, 2011


Scientists teleport info 90 miles across islands

Quantum teleportation is reaching greater distances, and hopes are high that satellites will be able to use the technology.

By August 15, 2012


Video: How to use the Large Hadron Collider as a time machine

Could the intrepid scientists at CERN have created a machine that could be used to travel into the future? In this video we find out.

By February 1, 2012