Tomorrow, we’re live streaming the 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil de Grasse Tyson. Tune in at 7:30 pm EST. This year’s debate will pit some of the experimentalists who have reported the discovery of faster-than-light neutrinos against their strongest critics.
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New high-precision tests carried out by the OPERA collaboration in Italy broadly confirm its claim, made in September, to have detected neutrinos travelling at faster than the speed of light. The collaboration today submitted its results to a journal, but some members continue to insist that further checks are needed before the result can be considered sound.