No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

Fermilab transmits message via neutrino

"We report on the performance of a low-rate communications link established using the NuMI beam line and the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. The link achieved a decoded data rate of 0.1 bits/sec with a bit error rate of 1% over a distance of 1.035 km, including 240 m of earth."

Since neutrinos barely interact with matter, one could conceivably send messages straight through the earth at the speed of light. Then again, since neutrinos barely interact with matter, you need a ridiculously strong neutrino source and a ridiculously sensitive neutrino detector.
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