Thursday, March 15, 2012

Researchers Send "Radioless" Message Using Elusive Particles

Neutrino Message  University of Rochester
Neutrino Message University of Rochester

First we had cable communication, then came radio (wireless). Now we can do it with neutrinos (radioless).

A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos – nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light. The message was sent through 240 meters of stone and said simply, "Neutrino."

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