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How is that possible, and if true, what are the general implications for our understanding of the basic scientific principles we live by now? The article was in yahoo's science news section sometime last week. Close as I can get, sorry. It seems like the article you read was only one of many which reviewed a paper sent to the journal Nature this month.
The article in Nature talks about the possibility of the speed of light changing over the history of the universe. Where this stems from is observational evidence that the "fine structure constant" has changed. The fine structure constant determines the exact wavelength of fine structure lines in the spectra of atoms, and measurements of the spectra of quasars suggest that it many have decreased by 0.
The authors of the paper argue that since the fine structure constant is equal to the charge on an electron squared divided by Planck's constant times c speed of lightthen for the fine structure constant to change one of these must also change.
They go on to provide an arguement as to why they think it must be the speed of light, and that's what caught the eyes of the popular press. However this article out today on the LANL preprint server argues why dimensionful constants like c cannot change, since we can just define them to be whatever we want by changing units.
For example if we define units in which the speed of light and Planck's constant are both exactly equal to one which is commonly done in theoretical Physicsthen the fine structure constant is just equal to the charge on an electron squared, and the question has no meaning.
Since then more debate has followed and no consensus has been reached yet by scientists. It's very interesting though. You can read more about some of the implications in this answer. This page was last updated June 27, What Einstein did was to take seriously the implications of Maxwell’s theory, namely that the vacuum speed of light is not dependent on the velocity of the person observing it.
This invariance of the vacuum speed of light is the fundamental postulate of the special theory of relativity. Light travels at an incomprehensible speed of , km/s or ,,28, km/hr.
A Maglev travels at around % of the speed of light. I’m not even exaggerating or using a gaudy, inflated adjective to describe its magnitude. The speed is literally incomprehensible. Our mental faculty isn’t equipped to assess objects moving SO swiftly.
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Where this stems from is observational evidence that the "fine structure constant" has changed.