Скорость света превзойдена?

Двое немецких ученых заявили, что им удалось побить скорость света, которая до сих пор в соответствии со Специальной теорией относительности (СТО) считалась предельно возможной скоростью во Вселенной:

The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons — energetic packets of light — travelled «instantaneously» between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.

Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving.

The scientists were investigating a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws.

Dr Nimtz told New Scientist magazine: «For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of.»

Интересно, последует подтверждение, или немецкие ученые решили побороться за лавры с британскими?