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  • Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

    05/29/2014 5:34:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    C/NET ^ | 05/29/2014 | Nick Statt
    Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two particles, separated by any amount of distance, can instantaneously affect one another as if part of a unified system. Now, scientists have successfully hijacked that quantum weirdness -- doing so reliably for the first time -- to produce what many sci-fi fans have long dreamt up: teleportation. No, not beaming humans aboard...
  • Albert Einstein and Jesus Christ

    05/08/2014 5:38:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 6, 2014 | TheWarrior0123
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/27/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Breitbart - London ^ | 27 Mar 2014, 4:34 AM PDT | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House. The error came in a speech delivered at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and has been remarked upon to Breitbart London by regional experts from both the United Kingdom and indeed...
  • Whether You Believe in ‘big bang’ theory or creationism, you’ll want to read this…

    03/18/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    KFOR TV ^ | 03/18/2014 | A. Edwards
    There’s no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be. If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it’s evidence of how the universe rapidly expanded less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. “It teaches us something crucial about how our universe began,” said Sean Carroll, a physicist at California Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the study. “It’s an amazing achievement that we humans,...
  • Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang

    03/17/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 17, 2014 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    On Monday, Dr. Guth’s starship came in. Radio astronomers reported that they had seen the beginning of the Big Bang, and that his hypothesis, known undramatically as inflation, looked right. Reaching back across 13.8 billion years to the first sliver of cosmic time with telescopes at the South Pole, a team of astronomers led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics detected ripples in the fabric of space-time — so-called gravitational waves — the signature of a universe being wrenched violently apart when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second...
  • Jackson Lee: US Has Been ‘Operating’ Under Constitution for 400 Years

    03/12/2014 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    March 12, 2014 4:25 PM Jackson Lee: US Has Been 'Operating' Under Constitution for 400 Years By Andrew Johnson Representative Sheila Jackson Lee gave us a peek into the depth of her knowledge of American history on Wednesday. Here’s what she had to say about the Constitution: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old

    03/12/2014 2:16:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 86 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-12-2014 | Staff report
    Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old It isn't BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff March 12, 2014 4:08 pm VIDEORep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614. “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years,...
  • Sheila Jackson lee: us has been operating under Constitution for 400 years

    03/12/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) either misspoke or showed her historical ignorance in a speech on the House floor when she declared that United States has been operating under our Constitution for 400 years...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: We’ve lasted some 400 years operating under the Constitution…

    03/12/2014 9:28:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    I don’t typically like to give anyone too much grief for what could easily be an innocent mental-to-verbal lapse, but… c’mon, now. Given that she took to the House floor to explicitly argue against the constitutionality of the GOP’s proposed Enforce The Law Act, I must say that her argument might have been a teeny bit more convincing if she was a little more firm in her background knowledge of the actual Constitution. Yikes.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee says Constitution is 400 years old

    03/12/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, had an "oops" moment on the House floor, as seen in C-Span video. The Houston representative declared the U.S. Constitution was some 400 years old. Unfortunately, that's incorrect. The Constitution was created in 1787 and ratified nearly a year later. Four hundred years ago, Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, was founded.
  • Searching for Time Travelers, Scientists Look to Social Media

    01/11/2014 9:07:43 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 78 replies
    Space.com ^ | January 10, 2014 | Denise Chow
    Time travelers, if they exist amongst us, have yet to betray their period-hopping ways online, according to a fun, new study aimed at finding visitors from another time, based on their digital footprints. Theoretically, the idea of time travel forward in time should be possible according to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. In fact, scientists have already sent teensy particles called muons forward in time. But sending a large object, such as an entire person, into the future remains in the echelons of science fiction, for now. Even so, over a summer poker game, Robert Nemiroff, an astrophysicist at Michigan...
  • Flashback: Newt Gingrich on reining in Court Power

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLQebqVQKcc The Senate, by not passing a budget, and by saying fund all or nothing, has taken away the House's power of the purse to defund courts or an other agency that goes beyond its power. If the House impeaches a judge, the current senate would neither try nor convict and remove from office. If the House abolished a court, or limited its jurisdiction, that law would never get through the senate. Every means by which the people can rein in a courts power would be halted by the US Senate and then by former Senator Barack Obama. Therefore, we...
  • Turning to Science to Explain Obamanomalies: The Relativity of Giant Sucking Black Holes

    11/04/2013 9:12:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-04-2013 | MOTUS
    You’ve all heard of anomalies, right? anomaly (plural anomalies) A deviation from a rule or from what is regarded as normal. Something or someone that is strange or unusual. (sciences) Any event or measurement that is out of the ordinary (astronomy) Any of various angular distances. (biology) A defect or malformation. (quantum mechanics) A failure of a classical symmetry due to quantum corrections. Black holes are considered a classic anomaly: Today I would like to suggest a new Wiktionary entry that I made up. I think it will go a long way towards addressing the current unsettled, disconcerted sentiments of...
  • Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

    10/06/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | October 4, 2013
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say. Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, using a technique developed by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, says the study was the first detailed look at Einstein's corpus callosum, the brain's largest bundle of fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres and facilitating interhemispheric communication.
  • Ariane 5 LIVE LAUNCH THREAD - Liftoff 5:52 p.m. EDT/2:52 p.m. PDT (Einstein mission)

    06/05/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    Rocket: Ariane 5 ES Payload: ATV 4 Date: June 5, 2013 Time: 2152:11 GMT (5:52:11 p.m. EDT/2:52 p.m. EDT) Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, Kourou French Guiana Docking: June 15 @ 1348 GMT Undocking: Oct. 28
  • Is the Big Bang Church Teaching?

    05/06/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 6, 2013 | MICHAEL BARUZZINI
    The universe is about 13.82 billion years old. Although it is well within the error range of earlier estimates, this new number means that the universe is slightly older than cosmologists previously thought. The new age comes as a result of data just released from the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope, which for the past 15 months has been taking the most precise images of the oldest light in the universe, the “cosmic microwave background radiation.” This microwave-wavelength light is the remnant of the universe’s earliest days, and is a key piece of evidence for the event we now...
  • Einstein Proved Right on Gravity—Again

    04/25/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/25/2013 | Gautam Naik
    Scientists have subjected Albert Einstein's famous theory of gravity to its toughest real-world test so far—and it has prevailed. Einstein's general theory of relativity states that objects with mass cause a curvature in space-time, which we perceive as gravity. Space-time, according to Einstein's theories of relativity, is a four-dimensional fabric woven together by space and time. For example, a bowling ball causes a dent in a mattress, and that dent changes the otherwise straight motion of a nearby marble on the same mattress. Similarly, the mass of the sun distorts the space-time around it. A body with less mass, like...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Spin up of a Supermassive Black Hole

    03/12/2013 7:07:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    NASA ^ | March 12, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How fast can a black hole spin? If any object made of regular matter spins too fast -- it breaks apart. But a black hole might not be able to break apart -- and its maximum spin rate is really unknown. Theorists usually model rapidly rotating black holes with the Kerr solution to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which predicts several amazing and unusual things. Perhaps its most easily testable prediction, though, is that matter entering a maximally rotating black hole should be last seen orbiting at near the speed of light, as seen from far away. This prediction...
  • Today's Savage Mind

    03/04/2013 4:05:18 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 1 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | March 3, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    All of this is to say that binary oppositions are both pattern and method. In the field of Physics Einstein and Bohr represent the tug-o-war between determinism and non-determinism. Einstein preferred the determinism of classical physics over the complementarity and the uncertainty principle of Bohr and Heisenberg. Yet none of them could deny that all properties and actions in the physical world are to some degree non-deterministic. None can deny that every snowflake is unique. Yet every snowflake has a perfect pattern. Niels Bohr was right that light behaves like both waves and particles. This led him to conclude that...
  • The Day that Einstein Most Feared has Finally Arrived...

    01/10/2013 3:07:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Coffee with Friends A day at the beach Cheering for your team Dinner out with friends On a date Lunch with BFF Enjoying the art museum Crusin' with friends... h/t Roberto
  • 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...
  • Uncommon Features of Einstein's Brain Might Explain His Remarkable Cognitive Abilities

    11/17/2012 3:49:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    newswise ^ | November 15, 2012 | Florida State University
    Portions of Albert Einstein’s brain have been found to be unlike those of most people and could be related to his extraordinary cognitive abilities, according to a new study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk.
  • Turkish schoolbooks denounce Darwin, Einstein as 'Jews'

    10/21/2012 7:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/21/12 | staff
    Turkish schoolchildren in Istanbul received a series of books denouncing scientific figures, including one denying the theory of evolution and describing Charles Darwin as a big-nosed Jew, the Financial Times reported Friday. According to the paper, the books were distributed last week to hundreds of students in the Maltepe district of Turkey's capital after the government-affiliated local education authority approved their content. The book on Darwin reportedly states that the evolutionary biologist “Had two problems: First he was a Jew; second, he hated his prominent forehead, big nose and misshapen teeth.” Darwin was not Jewish. A separate book on Albert...
  • Northwood schoolgirl 'beats' Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein

    10/13/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 99 replies
    Harrow Observer, UK ^ | Sep 13 2012 | Caitlin Black
    ACHIEVING an IQ score higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking seems almost impossible, but not for one young girl. Northwood College School pupil, Fabiola Mann, of Harrow on the Hill, scored a remarkable IQ of 162 in this summer’s University of London’s (UCL) Mensa medical test. It is the highest possible score anyone can achieve in the UK and European test. The 15-year-old beat physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who both scored 160 when they took it. Being a whizz kid at puzzles and mathematical tests, Fabiola decided to give it a go, she sat the test on...
  • Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Get Warp Speed Extension

    10/13/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies
    Dailytech ^ | October 12, 2012 2:07 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    New theory describes faster than light travel, could explain CERN's results Some of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, including Albert Einstein, consider the speed of light a sort of universal "speed limit".  But over the past couple decades physicists theorized that it should be possible to break this law and get away with it -- to travel faster than the speed of light. I. CERN Results Potentially Described One of several possible routes to faster-than-light travel was potentially demonstrated when researchers at CERN, the European physics organization known for maintaining the Large Hadron Collider, sent high-energy particles through the Earth's crust from Geneva, Switzerland...
  • Is lightspeed really a limit?

    10/10/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 155 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 October 2012 | Richard Chirgwin
    We don’t (yet) have any way to test this, but University of Adelaide applied mathematicians are suggesting that an extended version of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity also holds true for velocities beyond lightspeed. One of the main predictions of Special Relativity is that the speed of light is treated as an absolute cosmic speed limit, the line which can never be crossed; and even the notorious “faster-than-light neutrino” incident in 2011 has left the theory intact as one of the most robust in physics. However, during the speculation that surrounded the neutrino discussion last year1, the University of Adelaide’s...
  • Does Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ Prove He Was Godless?

    10/07/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 53 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 7, 2012 | JP
    A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein goes on auction tomorrow on eBay. The online auction site has set the opening bid at a staggering $3 million. That’s more than seven times as much as the letter fetched just four years ago. “This is the most historic and significant piece we have listed on eBay,” said Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the Los Angles-based agency consigned to sell Einstein’s two-pager. So what makes this particular letter by the 20th century’s most renowned physicist so much more valuable than any other missive he hand wrote? Did he scribble his famous formula...
  • Mystery Tug on Spacecraft Is Einstein’s ‘I Told You So’

    07/24/2012 3:42:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 23, 2012 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    It’s been a bad year to bet against Albert Einstein. In the spring physicists had to withdraw a sensational report that the subatomic particles known as neutrinos were going faster than light, Einstein’s cosmic speed limit; they discovered they had plugged in a cable wrong. Now scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported that they have explained one of the great mysteries of the space age, one that loomed for 30 years as a threat to the credibility of Einsteinian gravity. The story starts with the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes, which went past Jupiter and Saturn in...
  • Henri Poincaré: the unlikely link between Einstein and Picasso

    07/17/2012 10:26:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/17/2012 | Arthur I Miller
    Today, 17 July 2012, is the centenary of the death of the great French polymath Henri Poincaré, once described as the "last of the universalists". His achievements span mathematics (he set the basis for chaos theory), physics (his mathematical methods are still used in studying elementary particles), philosophy (his framework for exploring scientific theories is still controversial) and the psychology of creativity (he studied the workings of the unconscious). Poincaré also acted as a surprising link between Einstein and Picasso, who were both inspired by his best-selling Science and Hypothesis, published in 1902. Working as a patent clerk in Bern,...
  • It Doesn't Take An Einstein To Figure Out ObamaCare Is A Complete Disaster

    06/29/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-29-12 | The Looking Spoon
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  • Results From South Pole Support Einstein’s Cosmological Constant

    04/04/2012 1:05:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    R & D ^ | April 2,2012 | Staff
    Analysis of data from the National Science Foundation-(NSF) funded 10-m South Pole Telescope (SPT) in Antarctica provides new support for the most widely accepted explanation of dark energy, the source of the mysterious force that is responsible for the accelerating expansion of the universe. The results begin to hone in on the tiny mass of the neutrinos, the most abundant particles in the universe, which until recently were thought to be without mass. The SPT data strongly support Albert Einstein's cosmological constant—the leading model for dark energy—even though researchers base the analysis on only a fraction of the SPT data...
  • New data support Einstein on accelerating universe

    04/03/2012 1:00:38 AM PDT · by U-238 · 59 replies
    Science News ^ | 2/2/2012 | Elizabeth Quill
    Einstein is still the boss, say researchers with the BOSS project for measuring key properties of the universe. BOSS, for Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, has measured the distance to faraway galaxies more precisely than ever before, mapping the universe as it existed roughly 6 billion years ago, when it was only 63 percent of its current size. The findings suggest that the mysterious “dark energy” causing the universe to expand at an accelerating rate was foreseen by Einstein, the researchers reported April 1 at the American Physical Society meeting. To keep the universe in a static state, Einstein added a...
  • 1 clock with 2 times

    10/19/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    University of Vienna ^ | October 19, 2011 | Unknown
    When quantum mechanics meets general relativityThe unification of quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativity is one of the most exciting and still open questions in modern physics. General relativity, the joint theory of gravity, space and time gives predictions that become clearly evident on a cosmic scale of stars and galaxies. Quantum effects, on the other hand, are fragile and are typically observed on small scales, e.g. when considering single particles and atoms. That is why it is very hard to test the interplay between quantum mechanics and general relativity. Now theoretical physicists led by Prof. ÄŒaslav Brukner at the...
  • Particles Moved Faster Than Speed of Light?

    09/24/2011 6:19:59 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 56 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 23, 2011 | Ker Than
    Neutrinos—ghostly subatomic particles—may have been observed traveling faster than the speed of light, scientists announced this week. If confirmed, the astonishing claim would upend a cardinal rule of physics established by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago. "Most theorists believe that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. So if this is true, it would rock the foundations of physics," said Stephen Parke, head of the theoretical physics department at the U.S. government-run Fermilab near Chicago, Illinois.
  • CERN scientists: 'Obama Money particles faster than the speed of light'

    09/23/2011 3:24:21 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 11 replies
    9/23/2011 | cruise_missile
    Scientists said on Thursday they recorded "Obama Money" particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws of the universe. Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed Obama Money particles pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy and had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done. "We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check...
  • "The science is settled" is the most unscientific statement that anyone can ever make

    09/23/2011 8:50:54 AM PDT · by sussex · 21 replies
    order-order.com ^ | Guido Fawkes
    The likes of George Monbiot and Al Gore get pretty hysterical about global warming / cooling / dimming or whatever current theory is in vogue. “The science is settled” they scream in an attempt to block any debate. In reality physicists, as a sub-section of the scientific community, are a lot less keen on the whole carbon and climate scare racket. Scientists are not usually unanimous on any subject which is complex.
  • CERN scientists 'break the speed of light'

    09/22/2011 6:57:08 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 105 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sept. 22, 2011 | Uncredited
    Scientists said on Thursday they recorded particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws of the universe. Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done. "We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check them independently."
  • No More Big Ideas? Try These On for Size

    09/04/2011 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 4, 2011 | Frank J. Tipler
    Here are two gigantic concepts that will crack your head wide open.Neal Gabler, a journalist at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California, recently published in the New York Times the opinion that our society “no longer thinks big,” that there are no more “intellectually challenging thoughts,” and, if a Marx or a Nietzsche were suddenly to appear, blasting his ideas, no one would pay the slightest attention, certainly not the general media.… Gabler is wrong on all counts. Not only have truly big ideas been advanced recently, but the mass media (apparently not the New York...
  • Genius at Work (Big Bang Theory Disproven by 12-year-old boy)

    At 12-years-old, Jacob Barnett is a genius. He’s already in college, his IQ is higher than Einstein’s, and for fun he‘s working on an expanded version of that man’s theory of relativity. So far, the signs are good. Professors are astounded. So what else does a boy genius with vast brilliance do in his free time? Disprove the big bang, of course. Original Story is below: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011103200369 When Jacob Barnett first learned about the Schrödinger equation for quantum mechanics, he could hardly contain himself. For three straight days, his little brain buzzed with mathematical functions. From within his 12-year-old, mildly...
  • Time Moves Faster Upstairs, Confirming Einstein's Relativity

    09/24/2010 8:36:26 AM PDT · by Scythian · 29 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 24, 1010
    It's 2 a.m., and the noise from your upstairs neighbor is keeping you awake again. Take solace in the fact that by living above you he may be shortening his life, even if only by a tiny fraction of a second. Nearly a century ago, Albert Einstein suggested that time should move faster the farther away you are from the surface of the Earth. Now scientists have tested this theory at the small distances we travel up and down every day. Using the world's most precise clocks, they confirmed that our wristwatches tick at a slightly different speed when...
  • WE ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE

    08/30/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT · by TheGeezer · 51 replies
    Via Legal Insurrection: We are in REAL trouble. He can't figure out how to get it through:
  • Caption Comrades Barack and Michelle...

    08/29/2010 7:05:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 152 replies · 1+ views
    It’s a goofy picture that does not reflect poorly on his competence as president. The Associated Press caption is boring: “President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk through a rainy Columbia Parc Development in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)” But it does make him look goofy.
  • Rethinking Einstein: The end of space-time

    08/09/2010 7:25:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 8/9/10 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    Physicists struggling to reconcile gravity with quantum mechanics have hailed a theory – inspired by pencil lead – that could make it all very simpleIT WAS a speech that changed the way we think of space and time. The year was 1908, and the German mathematician Hermann Minkowski had been trying to make sense of Albert Einstein's hot new idea - what we now know as special relativity - describing how things shrink as they move faster and time becomes distorted. "Henceforth space by itself and time by itself are doomed to fade into the mere shadows," Minkowski proclaimed, "and...
  • The American Minute - 3/14/2010 - Albert Einstein - American Citizen as of 1940

    03/14/2010 3:15:00 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies · 261+ views
    The American Minute by Willam J Federer ^ | March 14, 2010 | William J Federer
    Born in Germany MARCH 14, 1879, he began teaching himself calculus at age 14. With a doctorate from the University of Zurich, he wrote papers on electromagnetic energy, relativity, and statistical mechanics. He predicted a ray of light from a distant star would appear to bend as it passed near the Sun. When an eclipse confirmed this, the London Times headline ran November 7, 1919, "Revolution in science-New theory of the Universe-Newtonian ideas overthrown." This was Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein. Einstein's first visit to the U.S. was to raise funds for Jerusalem's Hebrew University. On his 3rd visit, 1932,...
  • '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=MC², Einstein demonstrates an expanding universe and shows how gravity can bend space and time.
  • Ripping Apart Einstein

    03/07/2010 2:11:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 468+ views
    FQXI ^ | 3/7/10 | Bob Swarup
    Cutting the threads of the spacetime fabric and reinstating the aether could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.If there’s one thing Einstein taught us, it’s that time is relative. But physicist Petr Hořava is challenging this notion and tearing through the fabric of spacetime in his quest for a theory of quantum gravity. His work may also resurrect another entity that Einstein had seemingly buried—the aether. Physicists have spent decades searching for a way to reconcile the seemingly incongruous twin foundations of modern physics: quantum theory, which deals with the infinitesimally small, and Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity,...
  • 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.
  • God and the particles of doom

    10/25/2009 6:25:32 PM PDT · by delacoert · 44 replies · 1,110+ views
    Get Religion ^ | October 24, 2009
    As we all know, as as numerous stacks of research have shown, only really stupid, illogical, fact-challenged people believe that God played some meaningful role in the creation of heaven and earth. Right?I mean, facts are facts and journalism is all about the facts. Still, I am happy to report that the New York Times ran an essay the other day that opened the currents of science just a bit and showed us the kind of things that linear, logical scientists think about when things go bump in the dark, or when they go bump in the light. This is...
  • Einstein's God

    09/28/2009 9:40:25 AM PDT · by betty boop · 56 replies · 1,620+ views
    September 28, 2009 | Jean F. Drew
    Einstein’s God by Jean F. Drew Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) — reluctant scientific revolutionary and one of the most prolific theoretical physicists who ever lived — continues to fascinate us as a world-class thinker and important public actor to this day. There has been much speculation regarding his religious views in particular over the course of many decades. Some people nowadays maintain that Einstein was an atheist. Others, a pantheist. His great biographer Abraham Pais (in Subtle Is the Lord, 1982) averred that Einstein’s God was simply the God of Baruch Spinoza ((1632–1677), one of the most influential European...
  • Amazing Video: Does God Exist?

    09/27/2009 3:38:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 3,567+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 27, 2009
    And now for something quasi-serious. A fascinating concept, perfectly executed: Hardly a relative theory. Click here!