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Gravitational Waves

This Discovery Could Help Us Hear The Sounds Of The Big Bang

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

Scientists confirmed last year what Albert Einstein had predicted 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity. Physicists from the Laser Interfe...

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

George Musser | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
George Musser

Whereas general relativity took a single genius (Einstein) a decade to create, that deeper theory -- known as a quantum theory of gravity -- has flummoxed generations of geniuses for a century.

Hints of new physics and observation of old predicted physics

Alice Bean | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science
Alice Bean

There has been lots of exciting science news so far this year. The most talked about has been the observation of gravitational waves coming from th...

Einstein's Struggles with Gravitational Waves

Christoph Adami | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science
Christoph Adami

Unless you have been living under a rock, by now you have heard that gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein, have been discovered. These ar...

#FredinChina: Apple Pay Among the 4 Kings of China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week, the HotBrand is Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system which arrived in China. This was a big topic as mobile payment is at the center of the whole digital 'big players' battle in China.

Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an a...

Do Scientist Doubt The Detection Of Gravitational Waves?

Quora | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science
Jeffrey Bennett

Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the universe.

Making Waves in the Teenage Mind: What the LIGO Discovery Means to Us

Jordan Hartzell | Posted 02.17.2016 | Teen
Jordan Hartzell

Doesn't a discovery that confirmed Einstein's prediction of spacetime ripples deserve a little more than a comment that was "totes" just patronizing to me and ignorant of the meaning of my post?

One Hundred Years of Gravitational Waves

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

We all are familiar with the force of gravity. But, where do the gravitational waves fit in the picture?

Everything You Need To Know About Gravitational Waves

Quora | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science
Quora

Extremely important! This is surely one of the most important discoveries in physics in the past several decades. It is not even so much the confirmation of the gravitational waves themselves, we were very confident that they existed, it is that we now have the ability to observe the universe using this entirely new spectrum.

Gravitational Waves and Binary Black Holes, an Inside Story

Bill Destler | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science
Bill Destler

The recent announcement of the detection of gravitational waves emitted from the merger of a binary black hole system is clearly one of the greatest s...

Gravitational Waves: Why Are Scientists Celebrating?

Bryan Gaensler | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science
Bryan Gaensler

There have been many scientific highlights of physics and astronomy in recent years: the Higgs Boson, landing a probe on a comet, and an amazing fly-by of Pluto. But all this is dwarfed by what has been announced this week. A new era of science has begun.

Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime Lost and Found

Hanoch Gutfreund | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science
Hanoch Gutfreund

The detection of gravitational waves has been one of the great challenges of modern astrophysical research. Its success will open a new window on the universe and allow us to trace its evolution almost to its beginning.

One Of Einstein's Major Theories Confirmed

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science

Albert Einstein was right! He hypothesized a century ago that gravitational waves exist, and rumors have been swirling for months that scientists have...

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Much-Ballyhooed Big Bang Finding Called Into Question

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

The astronomers who earlier this year announced that they had evidence of primordial gravitational waves jumped the gun, two independent analyses sugg...

Fresh Doubts Raised Over Sensational 'Wave' Discovery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science

The evidence for the primordial gravitational waves that caused a sensation when it was announced in March could be less strong than previously though...

The Messiness of Science: From Galactic Dust to Corn Syrup

Mark Alpert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

science moves in fits and starts. Nothing is proven until it's proven. Good researchers are always skeptical, always questioning their own results and those of their colleagues. It can be a frustrating process. Just ask my daughter.

Will the 'Real' Reality Please Stand Up?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To know what is "really" real requires going beyond the five senses and the evidence of reason. The world's wisdom traditions proclaim that reality is known only by examining experience, first and foremost, which entails looking directly at consciousness.

Killing Einstein's God

Amir Aczel | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Amir Aczel

Einstein believed in something like Spinoza's "God": a powerful entity that transcends the world. To Einstein, "God" was the maker of the laws of physics that he, Einstein, saw as his life's role to uncover. This is far from the "God" of organized Western religions, to be sure, but it is equally far from Lawrence Krauss "universe from nothing."

Supersensitive 'Wave' Detector Set To Go Online

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science

The ripples from violent cosmic collisions can be felt far across the universe, and thanks to a new, sensitive detector expected to start collecting d...

'Inflation' Discovery Puts Multiverse Debate Front And Center

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

The multiverse is one of the most divisive topics in physics, and it just became more so. The major announcement last week of evidence for primordial ...

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

David Blake | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
David Blake

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.

Big Discovery May Help Bring 'Theory Of Everything'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

The discovery that the universe really did expand at many times the speed of light immediately after the Big Bang should bring physicists slightly clo...