So CERN apparently discovered nearly mass-less neutrino particles traveling at speeds faster than light. This could redefine much of Einstein’s special relativity (which has stood the test of a century’s worth of scientific innovations); or it could just be the media sensationalizing what is most likely a mistake or anomaly.

It doesn’t matter though — I’m always glad when innovations in science spark our collective imagination.  This is just a taste of what could happen if we focus our resources on turning science fiction into science fact. It can happen — it wasn’t long ago that men on the moon, geosynchronous satellites, little touchscreen panels used to access massive databases, and even flip phones (which are now relics), were all simply science fiction.

What’s next?


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Twenty-something in Washington, DC.

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