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Submission + - Instant messaging with neutrinos (scienceblog.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: A group of scientists has 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." "Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables," said lead researcher Dan Stancil. "Neutrino communication systems would be much more complicated than today's systems, but may have important strategic uses."
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Instant messaging with neutrinos

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  • I suspect Dan just said this to please the suits who probably sign off on his funding, while having a giggle to himself. Using a "neutrino communication system" sounds a bit like buliding a house out of ice cream. It might be *just about* possible with huge expense and effort, but it is laughably ridiculous with the other options that are available.
  • Link to TFA yields a 404 on the originating website. Yet the page is listed in its search results.

    This link [sciencedaily.com], however, is working. Suggest we switch the URL if we're going to present the story.

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