Whats a Tachyon?
Yes, Tachyon is a real word. Tachyon is the name
for anything that moves faster than the speed of light.
Did you think that it is impossible for things to go faster than the speed
Well, some theories in physics divide particles into three groups:
those that cant go faster than the speed of light (tardyons),
those that only go the speed of light (luxons),
and those that cant go slower than the speed of light (tachyons).
Anyway, just because there is a name for something, doesnt mean that
Tachyons (if they existed) could result in severe cause-and-effect problems
for the universe. Since these effects have not been detected, most physicists
dont believe tachyons exist.
However, tachyons are integral to a lot of science fiction, so in a sense,
they do exist. To learn more about the physics of tachyons, read the
Asked Questions (FAQ) for the
sci.physics USENET newsgroup.
To learn how to destroy the universe using tachyons, watch the final
television episode of STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION.
To Tachyon Software, the word tachyon means going beyond normal
limits. Our continuous objective is to break productivity
barriers for software developers through innovative and quality