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  • Marilyn Monroe Or Albert Einstein? Optical Illusion Can Tell If You Need Glasses Or Not

    09/16/2016 6:12:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 103 replies
    tech times ^ | 4/14/15 | arce
    ...Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the hybrid image called "Marilyn Einstein," which, if you have clear vision, will look like the Hollywood bombshell from afar but will shift into an image of the revered physicist when it gets up close. People who have vision problems may not be able to see a picture of Einstein anywhere....
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

    02/24/2016 5:53:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Forbes/Science ^ | 20 Feb. 2016 | Ethan Siegel
    Now that LIGO has detected their first gravitational wave signal, the part of Einstein's theory that predicts that the fabric of space itself should have ripples and waves in it has been confirmed. This brings up all sorts of interesting questions, including this one from reader (and Patreon supporter!) Joe Latone, who asks: "Are gravity waves expected to exhibit wave-particle duality, and if so, have LIGO physicists already conceived of ways to test it, like the double-slit experiment?" It started out simply enough: matter was made of particles, things like atoms and their constituents, and radiation was made of waves....
  • Einstein's gravitational waves 'seen' from black holes

    02/11/2016 9:49:13 AM PST · by jpsb · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | Fed 11, 2016 | Pallab Ghosh
    Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery in their quest to fully understand gravity.
  • 100 years later scientists prove Einstein's theory

    02/11/2016 10:27:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2016, 7:22 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    It took a century, but the theory from Albert Einstein handwritten neatly on paper that is now yellowing has finally been vindicated. Israeli officials on Thursday offered a rare look at the documents where Einstein presented his ideas on gravitational waves, a display that coincided with the historic announcement that scientists had glimpsed the first direct evidence of his theory. [...] In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists announced in Washington on Thursday that they had glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. Einstein's theory states that mass warps space and time,...
  • Announcement Thursday on Einstein's gravitational waves

    02/09/2016 12:29:36 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 8, 2016 | AFP
    Scientists are set to make a major announcement Thursday on efforts to pinpoint the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples of space and time that transport energy across the universe. The waves themselves have never before been directly measured, though Albert Einstein said a century ago they were out there, according to his theory of general relativity. They are believed to form around massive objects like black holes and neutron stars, warping space and time. If gravitational waves have been spotted, it would mark one of the biggest scientific discoveries of our time, filling in a major gap in our...
  • On the Theory and Practice of Time

    01/07/2016 6:54:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-7-2016 | MOTUS
    Russell Chatham, The Heart of Winter “Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There's a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you're a kid, but zips by before you know it when you're 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener [ed. if this doesn’t work in IE, try another search engine], demonstrates.”“When you're one year old, a year is literally forever to you -- it's all the time that you've ever known. But as you grow older, one year is...
  • Spacecraft Launches to Test the Hunt for Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime

    12/03/2015 5:00:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on December 3, 2015 | Nancy Atkinson
    The European Space Agency successfully launched the LISA Pathfinder, a spacecraft designed to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves in space. The launch took place at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on a Vega rocket, at 4:04 GMT on December 3, (10:04 pm EST Dec 2), 2015. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of spacetime, which were predicted by Albert Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity. So far, because they are extremely tiny and incredibly faint, gravitational waves have proved to be elusive. The technology needed to detect them is highly sensitive and therefore has been difficult...
  • Lift-off for Lisa Pathfinder! Mission to detect Einstein's gravitational waves successfully [tr]

    12/03/2015 6:10:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2015 | Richard Gray
    A Vega rocket carrying the European Space Agency's Lisa Pathfinder has finally blasted into orbit after being delayed by a 'technical issue'. The rocket, with the probe mounted on top, lifted off earlier today in Kourou, French Guiana, to begin its mission to hunt for gravitational waves in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, but until now have proved elusive. The rocket had been expected to launch on 2 December - exactly 100 years since Einstein published his theory - but 'technical issues' delayed it...
  • “The World Won't Be Destroyed By Evil-Doers, But By Those Who Watch Them And Not Doing Anything"

    11/24/2015 7:34:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Good Reads ^ | November 2, 2015 | Albert Einstein
    Original Quote:“The World Will Not Be Destroyed By Those Who Do Evil, But By Those Who Watch Them Without Doing Anything”- Albert Einstein
  • General Relativity – still ahead of its time

    11/04/2015 7:23:33 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Dan Falk
    Einstein had already achieved greatness. In 1905 he developed the theory of special relativity that wove space and time together into the fabric of the Universe and gave us E=mc2. But Einstein was just getting started. He realised gravity needed to be brought into the picture. For several years, he could not see how to do it. “In all my life I have laboured not nearly as hard; compared with this problem, the original relativity is child’s play,” he told a colleague. His eureka moment was to realise gravity worked by warping the fabric of space-time. Towards the end of...
  • “Black Holes Are Where God Divided By Zero”

    09/12/2015 8:42:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-12-2015 | MOTUS
    TODAY’S POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT (WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ENGLISH EDPARTMENT).Rush wondered aloud yesterday about the Iran nuclear deal - ironically enough - approved by our esteemed body politic on the day before 9/11: This is just... It's inexplicable.  The whole thing is inexplicable.  There is so much that doesn't make any sense anymore.  So much in our politics that's happening every day doesn't make sense to people anymore.  And no matter how artful you are at explaining it, it still doesn't make sense.  It doesn't make sense because it appears that we've lost...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    ABC.net.au/ ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • ‘Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Replaced Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Days Before Death

    06/01/2015 12:19:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tara West
    John Forbes Nash Jr. was a mathematical genius who had his life chronicled in the movie A Beautiful Mind. One of Nash’s colleagues says that just days before he died in a New York taxi cab accident, he had discussed his latest and possibly most brilliant discovery to date. Mathematician Cédric Villan says that Nash told him that he had replaced Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and that the new equation would further explain quantum gravity. The Daily Mail reports that on May 20, 2015, just three days before the tax cab accident that would take his life, Nash spoke to...
  • Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

    04/26/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 4/24/15 | K.C. Cole
    Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox A bold new idea aims to link two famously discordant descriptions of nature. In doing so, it may also reveal how space-time owes its existence to the spooky connections of quantum information. By: K.C. ColeApril 24, 2015 Comments (19) One hundred years after Albert Einstein developed his general theory of relativity, physicists are still stuck with perhaps the biggest incompatibility problem in the universe. The smoothly warped space-time landscape that Einstein described is like a painting by Salvador Dalí — seamless, unbroken, geometric. But the quantum particles that occupy this space are more like...
  • Einstein’s Heroes — biblical creationists

    03/16/2015 8:53:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Mar. 16, 2015 | Shaun Doyle
    Einstein’s Heroes — biblical creationists by Shaun Doyle There’s little doubt that the most famous scientist of the 20th century was Albert Einstein (1879–1955). Today his name is synonymous with ‘genius’. Most people today would recognize his most famous equation, E=MC2, (though many would be hard-pressed to explain what it actually means!). But even Einstein had his science heroes. So whom would the great Einstein have admired? They must have been incredible scientists for Einstein to have thought highly of them! And they were. Einstein had pictures of his three heroes of science on his study wall.1 They were Isaac...
  • Einstein put to the test: Satellite mission on dark energy and theory of gravitation

    03/06/2015 2:12:49 AM PST · by samtheman · 16 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | March 5, 2015 | Heidelberg University
    Physicists have gained new insights into dark energy and the theory of gravitation by analyzing data from the "Planck" satellite mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Their results demonstrate that the standard model of cosmology remains an excellent description of the universe. Yet when the Planck data is combined with other astronomical observations, several deviations emerge. Further studies must determine whether these anomalies are due to measurement uncertainties or undiscovered physical correlations, which would also challenge Einstein's theory of gravitation. Thus, the analysis of the Planck data gives major impetus for research during future space missions.
  • Why wormholes (probably) don’t exist

    01/27/2015 2:09:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Galileo's Pendulum ^ | 1/26/15 | Matthew Francis
    The test rig for the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at Fermilab. I picked this image today because it kinda sorta looks like the wormhole-making machine from the film version of Contact. [Credit: moi]A lot of science fiction plot devices are devoted to getting around the speed of light. In the real Universe, nothing with mass can travel faster than light, which means we can’t travel to distant stars without taking decades, centuries, or longer in transit. So, sci-fi draws from teleportation, hyperdrive, warp drive, and the ultimate cosmic short-cut: wormholes.[1] In some cases, the source of a science fiction...
  • The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

    01/20/2015 4:43:30 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 99 replies
    Medium ^ | 1/20/15
    Some simple observations about the universe seem to contradict basic physics. Solving these paradoxes could change the way we think about the cosmos Revolutions in science often come from the study of seemingly unresolvable paradoxes. An intense focus on these paradoxes, and their eventual resolution, is a process that has leads to many important breakthroughs. So an interesting exercise is to list the paradoxes associated with current ideas in science. It’s just possible that these paradoxes will lead to the next generation of ideas about the universe. Today, Yurij Baryshev at St Petersburg State University in Russia does just this...
  • What Does “Happy New Year” Even Really Mean? (Physics: is time real?)

    12/20/2014 7:58:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2015 | Sean M. Carroll
    When Albert Einstein’s good friend Michele Besso died in 1955, just a few weeks before Einstein’s own death, Einstein wrote a letter to Besso’s family in which he put forward a scientist’s consolation: “This is not important. For us who are convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent.” The idea that time is an illusion is an old one, predating any Times Square ball drop or champagne celebrations. It reaches back to the days of Heraclitus and Parmenides, pre-Socratic thinkers who are staples of introductory philosophy courses. Heraclitus argued that the primary...
  • Is Quantum Entanglement Real?

    11/14/2014 9:04:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/14/14 | David Kaiser
    FIFTY years ago this month, the Irish physicist John Stewart Bell submitted a short, quirky article to a fly-by-night journal titled Physics, Physique, Fizika. He had been too shy to ask his American hosts, whom he was visiting during a sabbatical, to cover the steep page charges at a mainstream journal, the Physical Review. Though the journal he selected folded a few years later, his paper became a blockbuster. Today it is among the most frequently cited physics articles of all time. Bell’s paper made important claims about quantum entanglement, one of those captivating features of quantum theory that depart...
  • The clock that won't lose a second in five BILLION years - and is so sensitive it shows how gravity

    11/04/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    A new record-breaking atomic clock is so precise it neither loses nor gains a second in five billion years - longer than the age of the Earth. The 'strontium lattice clock' is 50% more accurate than the previous record holder, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) quantum logic clock. Researchers say the clock is so accurate, it can even reveal the effect gravity has on time.
  • 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 · 43 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...