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 If you were at the back of a bus going the speed of light, and you were to run toward the front, would you be moving faster than the speed of light or turn into energy — TM, Ft. Bragg, NC?

Answer First, your bus can't be going at the speed of light because massive objects are strictly forbidden from traveling at that speed. Even to being traveling near the speed of light would require a fan... Read More »
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You insist over and over again that it is impossible to go faster than the speed of light. This is completely and entirely untrue. Tachyons travel faster than light. They also go faster as they exert less and less energy. — K?

I'm afraid that you confuse the hypothetical with the actual. While people have hypothesized about superluminal particles called tachyons, they have never been observed and probably don't exist. Th... Read More »
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I think that the speed of light could be broken by turning a very long lever. If the lever is long enough and you have enough power to turn it, the end of the lever will travel faster than the speed of light. Is this so — NL, Hong Kong?

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I understand that the speed of electricity varies with the conductor, but is supposedly 2/3 the speed of light. I had thought the speed would equal the speed of light. Why isn't it — AP?

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If you were travelling at the speed of light in a vehicle with headlamps, would they still work?

If Steven Wright knew you were hacking his stand up comedy routine, would he be miffed?P.S. It wouldn't matter because you would be moving too fast to see anything.
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