experimental detection of gravitomagnetic London moment. There's been a lot of crank stories about strong artificial gravity on top of rotating exotic stuff (superconductors, superfluids, and so on) but this one seems genuine and it is from ESA. If this is confirmed, this is *awesome*.
Of course, though, even with their experimental controls (a different type of superconductor), this can still be an experimental error. And of course if you have spent months designing a nice measurement device, good for nothing else, your subconscious strongly wants it to find something. Especially when such a finding would result in a Nobel prize. And unfortunately other teams did not yet confirm or deny this - it is unlikely there would be much research interest in this stuff because all the crank gravity research made everyone sensible extremely skeptical.
By the way, if I were to suspect a conspiracy, the evil conspiring parties would have been *funding* crank research in gravity and cold fusion to drown any signals in the noise and to make everyone overly skeptical.
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