Alright, I’ve got another noodle scratcher (possibly for the guys who helped me with the whole neutron bomb situation).
Recently I was talking to my brother (Age 20), who was talking to me about Einstein’s theory of relativity, and how some people think they’ve discovered that it’s wrong (that will be in my next thread if I don’t find out more on my own). Anyway, my brother said that there’s a theoretical particle of some sort called a tachyon (I’m not sure if I spelled it right) that goes faster than the speed of light. He went on to say that if a tachyon gun were to be invented, the object you were shooting at would be dead before you pulled the trigger, or something to that effect. He also said that tachyons are thought to speed up as they lose energy, and could travel back and forth across the universe in a second. Now, my brother didn’t seem to know to many details, so I have to ask the brilliant Straight Dope community. How can this be? Do you know ANYTHING about tachyons? It really interests me thank you!:rolleyes: