They conducted their work at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Neutrinos are electrically neutral, weakly interacting elementary subatomic particles. They are nearly massless particles that travel very close to the speed of light.
Scientists know they have a tiny amount of mass, only they have not yet been able to measure this mass accurately. Neutrinos only interact with matter through the gravitational force and the weak force.
Dr. Daniel Stancil, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University (and head of the department), is quoted within the press release 'Researchers Send "Wireless" Message Using Elusive Particles' from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Stancil, the lead author of the study, states, "Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables. Neutrino communication systems would be much more complicated than today's systems, but may have important strategic uses."
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