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  • Albert Einstein and Jesus Christ

    05/08/2014 5:38:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
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  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    02/20/2014 3:47:32 PM PST · by Kevmo · 290 replies
    Softpedia.com ^ | March 24th, 2006, 12:39 GMT · | By Vlad Tarko
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-First-Test-That-Proves-General-Theory-of-Relativity-Wrong-20259.shtml According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, a moving mass should create another field, called gravitomagnetic field, besides its static gravitational field. This field has now been measured for the first time and to the scientists' astonishment, it proved to be no less than one hundred million trillion times larger than Einstein's General Relativity predicts. According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, a moving mass should create another field, called gravitomagnetic field, besides its static gravitational field. This field has now been measured for the first time and to the scientists' astonishment, it proved to be no less than...
  • Lowell Observatory's Putnam wants to name asteroid for Trayvon Martin

    09/05/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | Sept 5, 2013 | Eric Betz
    Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia. All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin. The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice.
  • Girl, 11, has higher IQ than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking

    08/09/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Metro ^ | 08/09/2013
    Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell playing chess at her home in Northampton (Picture: SWNS) An 11-year-old girl has become one of the smartest people in the UK by getting the maximum score on a Mensa IQ test – higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, from Northampton, scored a mind-blowing 162 on the Cattell B scale.The schoolgirl sat the supervised test with her father Dean, 45, who is already a member of the elite intelligence club with an IQ of 142.Her father, who is a lawyer, came out of the test thinking Cerys had ‘fluffed it’ because of the speed at which...
  • Fascinating old photos

    05/01/2013 2:58:54 PM PDT · by gorush · 186 replies
    e-mail over the transom | 4/1/13 | who knows
    I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.
  • Freeman Dyson speaks out about climate science, and fudge

    04/05/2013 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Rocky · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | April 5, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton since Albert Einstein was there. When Einstein died in 1955, there was an opening for the title of “most brilliant physicist on the planet.” Dyson has filled it. So when the global-warming movement came along, a lot of people wondered why he didn’t come along with it. The reason he’s a skeptic is simple, the 89-year-old Dyson said when I phoned him. “I think any good scientist ought to be a skeptic,” Dyson said. ------------------------------------------------------ Dyson said his skepticism about those computer models...
  • December 2, 1942: Enrico Fermi and atomic Chicago

    12/01/2012 8:05:44 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 12-2-11 | John Schmidt
    The story begins with a letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. The celebrated physicist warned the president that Nazi Germany was developing the makings of an atomic bomb. Roosevelt knew what would happen if Hitler got such a weapon. The president ordered a massive secret project to make sure the U.S. beat him to it. Scientists from all over the country were enlisted in the effort. Early in 1942 Enrico Fermi and a team of physicists gathered at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory. Their goal was to develop a self-sustaining nuclear pile. This was the...
  • Is Obama Smarter Than Einstein? (pic)

    11/16/2012 11:34:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Apparently, Einstein actually said it.
  • Pulsars: The universe's gift to physics

    03/28/2012 8:26:40 PM PDT · by U-238 · 13 replies
    Astronomy Magazine ^ | 2/20/2012 | NRAO
    Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes. Pulsar researchers now are poised to learn otherwise-unavailable details of nuclear physics to test general relativity in conditions of extremely strong gravity, and to directly detect gravitational waves with a “telescope” nearly the size of our galaxy. Neutron stars are the remnants of massive stars that exploded as supernovae. They pack more than the mass of the Sun into a sphere no larger than a medium-sized city, making them the densest objects in...
  • In Pursuit of Personal Responsibility

    01/08/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 2 replies
    The Young Federalist ^ | January 8, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    When I was younger I was constantly in a fight with at least one of my siblings. When we both got caught in our collective wrongdoing, the first words out of our mouths were “He (or she) did it!” My younger siblings and I were often incapable of taking responsibility for our own actions, but this isn’t unheard of. In fact, the “blaming” phase of childhood is one that we all have experienced. Personal responsibility and acceptance of consequences come later. Children aren’t expected to automatically take personal responsibility; they must learn to accept it. Unfortunately, however, many Americans have...
  • Einstein’s granddaughter dies in poverty despite famous grandfather

    04/21/2011 9:40:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    The Imperfect Planet ^ | 04/21/2011 | Pamela Wallace
    Evelyn Einstein had a difficult life, never able to cash in on the notoriaty and riches her famous grandfather amassed in his lifetime and beyond. Now dead at 70, her fight to gain control of some of that which she felt was rightfully hers, dies too.Evelyn Einstein, who was the adopted daughter of one of Einsteins natural born sons, experienced poverty and homelessness and was a self-proclaimed “dumpster diver,” all while the estate of her famous grandfather — one of the most iconic figures of all time — earned millions.According to her obituary in The New York Times, the younger...
  • 'It's the Magna Carta of physics!'

    03/12/2010 2:23:20 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies · 681+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:53 AM on 10th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The original manuscript of Albert Einstein's groundbreaking theory of relativity has gone on display in its entirety for the first time. Einstein's 46-page handwritten explanation of his general theory of relativity is being shown at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. In the manuscript, which helps explain everything from black holes to the Big Bang and contains the famous equation of E=MC˛, Einstein demonstrates an expanding universe and shows how gravity can bend space and time.
  • Children reaching age 3 without being able to say a word, survey finds

    01/04/2010 9:10:50 PM PST · by ransomnote · 39 replies · 1,484+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | January 4, 2010 | Joanna Sugden
    The survey of more than 1,000 parents found that a child’s background was not a factor in how quickly they learnt to talk. Working parents who put their babies in day care are just as likely to have a child whose speech develops late as those who leave their baby in front of the television.
  • Right Again, Einstein

    07/05/2008 5:49:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 500+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 3 July 2008 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageIt's relative. Astronomers have been measuring spin precession in an eclipsing pair of pulsars.Credit: Daniel Cantin/McGill University As if his reputation needed cementing, astronomers have confirmed Albert Einstein's status as a supergenius once more. Studying a unique pair of pulsars--small and extremely dense leftovers from supernova explosions--researchers have measured an effect that was predicted by Einstein's 92-year-old general theory of relativity. The result, they report tomorrow in Science, is almost exactly what the famous physicist had foreseen. In Einstein's relativistic universe, matter curves space and slows down time, and the speed of light remains the only constant. But...
  • Belief in God 'childish,' Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter

    05/13/2008 5:45:59 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 146 replies · 652+ views
    BREITBART ^ | May 13, 2008
    Albert Einstein described belief in God as "childish superstition" and said Jews were not the chosen people, in a letter to be sold in London this week, an auctioneer said Tuesday. The father of relativity, whose previously known views on religion have been more ambivalent and fuelled much discussion, made the comments in response to a philosopher in 1954. As a Jew himself, Einstein said he had a great affinity with Jewish people but said they "have no different quality for me than all other people". "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of...
  • PBS Continues to Promote False History Trashing Einstein

    08/19/2007 7:52:03 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 62 replies · 2,372+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/18/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Is PBS still making money off a discredited documentary that they know is filled with untruths, misquotes, and lies? It would seem so. In 2003 PBS aired a show titled "Einstein's Wife" that attempted to prove that Albert Einstein's world changing theories of physics were a result of a hidden collaboration with his first wife, Mileva Maric. This documentary claimed that Maric’s work on the theory of relativity was lied about and hidden away all these years by Einstein, his biographies and history. Imagine the implications if the work of what must be the smartest woman on earth was hidden...
  • In Defense of Common Sense

    08/13/2005 5:54:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 803+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2005 | JOHN HORGAN
    As anyone remotely interested in science knows by now, 100 years ago Einstein wrote six papers that laid the groundwork for quantum mechanics and relativity, arguably the two most successful theories in history. To commemorate Einstein's "annus mirabilis," a coalition of physics groups has designated 2005 the World Year of Physics. The coalition's Web site lists more than 400 celebratory events, including conferences, museum exhibits, concerts, Webcasts, plays, poetry readings, a circus, a pie-eating contest and an Einstein look-alike competition. In the midst of all this hoopla, I feel compelled to deplore one aspect of Einstein's legacy: the widespread belief...
  • We can learn from Einstein's greatest failure

    01/10/2005 3:04:44 AM PST · by billorites · 21 replies · 1,558+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2005 | Simon Singh
    We have entered what is being celebrated as the Einstein Year, marking the centenary of the physicist's annus mirabilis in 1905, when he published three landmark papers -- those that proved the existence of the atom, showed the validity of quantum physics and, of course, introduced the world to his theory of special relativity. Not bad for a beginner. "It's not that I'm so smart," Einstein once said, "It's just that I stay with problems longer." Whatever the reason for his greatness, there is no doubt that this determination allowed him to invent courageous new physics and explore realms that...
  • Gödel and Einstein: Friendship and Relativity

    12/21/2004 7:47:50 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 37 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Chronicle Review ^ | December 17, 2004 | Palle Yourgrau
    Gödel and Einstein: Friendship and RelativityBy PALLE YOURGRAU In the summer of 1942, while German U-boats roamed in wolf packs off the coast of Maine, residents in the small coastal town of Blue Hill were alarmed by the sight of a solitary figure, hands clasped behind his back, hunched over like a comma with his eyes fixed on the ground, making his way along the shore in a seemingly endless midnight stroll. Those who encountered the man were struck by his deep scowl and thick German accent. Speculation mounted that he was a German spy giving secret signals to enemy...
  • The Patent Clerk's Legacy [Einstein]

    11/22/2004 7:54:18 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 20 replies · 940+ views
    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ^ | September 2004 | Gary Stix
    In 1905 the musings of a functionary in the Swiss patent office changed the world forever. His intellectual bequest remains for a new generation of physicists vying to concoct a theory of everything. Albert Einstein looms over 20th-century physics as its defining, emblematic figure. His work altered forever the way we view the natural world. "Newton, please forgive me," Einstein begged as relativity theory wholly obliterated the absolutes of time and space that the reigning arbiter of all things physical had embraced more than two centuries earlier. With little more to show than a rejected doctoral thesis from a few...
  • Some of the world’s greatest scientific minds tell us what they love—and hate—about Einstein

    08/20/2004 9:43:04 AM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 85 replies · 1,961+ views
    Discover ^ | Aug 2004 | various
    LOVE: I particularly admired Einstein’s deep devotion to, and ability to focus on, science itself and his recognition that the personalities of scientists are irrelevant to understanding science. Most important, in light of recent trends in physics, he understood the place of mathematics in science as a tool, not an end in itself. He was always motivated by physical questions and searching for experimental tests, even as he explored new mathematics. In particular, he didn’t confuse mathematical elegance with physical significance. HATE: I find myself frustrated at Einstein’s constant and inappropriate use of the term “God,” when he really meant...
  • After 45 Years (and $700 Million), a Gravity Experiment Takes Flight

    04/13/2004 10:00:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 557+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2004 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Even its critics admit that it was a great idea in 1959. It was then that three Stanford scientists, dangling their legs in a university swimming pool, agreed to team up on an ambitious effort to peer deep into the heart of the strangeness that is Albert Einstein's legacy. Now 45 years and $700 million later, their dream has materialized as a van-size assemblage of plumbing, electronics and quartz, known unpoetically as Gravity Probe B, sitting atop a rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It is to be launched into orbit next Monday on an 18-month mission. When...
  • New Data Shows Mysterious Force in Universe, as Einstein Said

    02/20/2004 7:27:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 318+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2004 | JAMES GLANZ
    MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 20 — A dark, unseen energy permeating space is pushing the universe apart just as Einstein predicted it could in 1917, according to striking new measurements of distant exploding stars by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The energy, whose source remains unknown, was named the cosmological constant by Einstein. In a prediction he later called "my greatest blunder," but which received its most stringent test ever with the new measurements, Einstein posited a kind of antigravity force pushing galaxies apart with a strength that did not change over billions of years of cosmic history. Theorists...
  • Stolen Israeli historical documents on sale in US

    05/13/2003 1:10:52 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 13, 2003 | LEAH STERN AND MICHAEL STRONGIN
    A number of valuable historic documents stolen from some of Israel's leading research institutions, including the Weizmann and Jabotinsky institutes, are being offered for sale in the United States, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Antiquities expert John Reznikoff, who owns and operates University Archives, an antiquities dealership in Westport, Connecticut, told the Post on Monday that "all the major archives in Israel are being looted, and the items are ending up here in the US. Jewish culture is being sold for pennies on the dollar, and there's a general malaise at the institutions in Israel about the situation. "I'm very...
  • EINSTEIN ‘TOO JEWISH' FOR CHINA

    07/31/2002 2:26:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 26 replies · 225+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/31/02 | Uri Dan
    <p>July 31, 2002 -- JERUSALEM - Israel has canceled an Albert Einstein exhibit in China after Beijing officials insisted there be no reference to his being Jewish or a supporter of the Jewish state, a government spokesman said yesterday.</p> <p>The collection of Einstein memorabilia was to open in Beijing next month and travel to five other Chinese cities, in the biggest cultural exchange ever between the two countries.</p>