German physicists claim to have observed a particle which moved faster than the speed of light. The phenomenon occurred in an experiment investigating quantum tunneling in which microwave photons "traveled ‘instantaneously’ between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart."
Such a finding, if confirmed, would have drastic consequences in the way physicists understand the universe. Dr Nimtz, one of the scientists who performed the experiment, stated, "For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of."
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