Einstein's special relativity theory states that there must be an infinite amount of energy to move something at a speed in excess of 186,000 miles per second. Two german scientists say they have shown this to be false.
Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen from the University of Koblenz were looking into a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling. This phenomenon allows for the breaking of seemingly unbreakable laws. During their research they conducted an experiment involving microwave photons which are energetic packets of light and they travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved 3 feet from one another.
To overcome such a barrier as the speed of light would mean that theoretically one would be able to arrive at a destination before one ever left the starting point.
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You can read about the breaking of the speed of light back in 2000 here.