"Two questions related to physics." Sat 19-Nov-11 02:35 AM by pjr
Hi folks, here are two questions some of you might like to weigh in on, that we might have some fun with.
Lately, at CERN, as reported in the popular press, sub-atomic particles were detected apparently traveling faster than the speed of light, something I've always understood to be impossible according to physics. Today I read an article that this observation has now been duplicated, making it more likely to be accepted by science:
So, I've been wondering, does this possibly means that Einstein was wrong, and that we'll have to rewrite our understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe and physics?
Secondly - and this is a bit more related to photography - it took me a long time to wrap my head around the fact that we live in four, not three, dimensions: the three dimensions of space and the dimension of time. Does this mean that TV and the images we make have all along actually been three dimensional (2 space dimensions and time) and that the new 3D TV's and cameras coming out are actually 4D and knowbody is realizing this?
Don't worry, I don't think I'm going crazy, I just love pondering this stuff.