I speak the truth good sir, a couple of scientists somewhere in murica used this proton laser shooter thiny that shoots 1 at a time, I think it was a proton, been like a month since I watched it, but anyway they shot the laser from 1 unit to another unit across a city and the particle arrived before the light did.
You're talking about the faster than light neutrino. Im not to sure because no direct answer has been given but it is still a theory as far as I know.
Look, I read a lot of physics stuff all the time because it interests me... First, if it was the neutrino result from the OPERA experiment at the LHC that you were talking about, there's been more recent results that show it was a measurement error. The speeds and distances were very, very close, so it's easy to be off on those things. There's still a chance that it measured correctly and we'll know that by the end of the year for sure, but it's extremely unlikely. In fact, if neutrinos were faster than light, well proven theory says that neutrino experiments in Antarctica would not have had any results, and they have.
Second, he's right about the 'proton laser shooter thiny' from a certain point of view.. the LHC creates proton beams and fires them into each other. At a certain point, there is a reaction that creates neutrinos. It is this part of the LHC that was performing the experiment.
Third, even if neutrinos could go faster than light.... the best you could do with that is make a faster-than-light radio, which wouldnt work very well either.... the Sun produces tons of neutrinos all the time and they travel right through you and the earth and keep on going like nothing happened. It's very, very rare for them to interact with matter at all. But that's good, because that's what causes atoms to break down into simpler elements and give off radiation. more interaction would mean more destruction. anyhow, the rare interaction rate means you cant do many practical things with them.
Fourth, nothing says that you can't go faster than the speed of light.... that's a myth. The truth is that as you get closer to the speed of light, you gain mass, which means it takes more energy to accelerate further.... this gets to a point where to actually accelerate something which has mass to the speed of light, you need an infinite amount of energy. Particles that have no mass, such as light, always travel at light speed. Hypothetical particles that have negative mass would see light speed as a lower boundary, these are called Tachyons and are required by law in any sci-fi novel/tv show.
Fifth, basically what happened with the OPERA experiment was that they ran the experiment, got some strange and clearly wrong results, but they checked everything multiple times and could not find the fault. They did the responsible thing and did not try to bury results like this that would clearly be important, even though they were fairly certain they were somehow wrong... So they then had a conference with other scientists to try to figure out what would cause this result, and there was very little in the way of ideas... a lot of scientist were shocked at this result. Well, there was a few ideas to try to narrow the results down, and eventually did find what amounted to a loose cable. The trouble is that news media picked up on this story and blew it out of proportion before the real results were in. The OPERA team did publish in case it turned out to be right, and also to gain more scientific insight as to the cause
Sixth, depending on the situation, you can get something to beat light all the time. I am not absolutely sure on this, but I believe lightening is an example. When it strikes, the electrons are traveling faster than light. That's because light travels at 'light speed' only in a vacuum; space. inside a medium, such as air or water, it slows down (basically atoms absorb it and then re-emit it). That's part of the concept behind the 'cloaks' people are working on, and I'm actually now curious as to whether the cloaks will work in space or not... but I'm unfamiliar with their setup
Speaking of the speed of light you can actually go faster then the speed of light
note to self: ignore the above quote and move along...