Faster than Light Neutrino Caused by Faulty Wiring, Report
The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) tunnel, located at the CERN particle research center near Geneva, is seen in this undated handout photograph. An international team of scientists said they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe. However, a report Wednesday stated that the result came from faulty wiring between a GPS unit and a computer. REUTERS

Einstein was right after all.

A mistake caused physicists to conclude erroneously that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light, according to a Wednesday report in ScienceInsider.

Physicists in September made a controversial splash when they announced that the subatomic particles could travel faster than the speed of light, a conjecture that Albert Einstein said could never happen.

Technology could be to blame, specifically a bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer that would explain why the neutrino traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than expected.

The report included unnamed sources who were familiar with the experiment.

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