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A Cheery Story

The other day I watched a video about how the universe is going to end. The universe is about fourteen billion years old. It’s still in its infancy.

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Demo of Einstein’s Principle of Equivalence

A spring inside long tube is attached to a small weight hanging over the lip of the funnel. When the tube is allowed to fall freely, gravity vanishes in the falling reference frame—and the spring pulls the weight over the funnel’s lip into the funnel.

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Einstein and the Beatles

In hindsight, the Beatles were as Nobel worthy as Bob Dylan or Albert Einstein.

They’re always quoted. Their words mutate, not into gold, like a surreal version of the Midas touch, but into printer’s ink. They inspire intense admiration. They stand on tall pedestals. They display outrageous behavior. Boldness. Notoriety. Irreverence. Blasphemy. Albert Einstein, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan inhabit public universes linked by Google.

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Albert Einstein, celebrity physicist

Early in Einstein’s career, the press attention he garnered was an outgrowth of a true breakthrough: the eclipse observations of 1919 that helped confirm his general theory of relativity. The scientific community and the press agreed that Einstein’s work altered perceptions of space, time, mass, energy, and gravitation. Moreover, during a time of xenophobia, globally minded Americans gravitated to him as an outspoken foreign scientist expressing an international outlook.1 From that point on, Einstein was a celebrity, heralded for his quirky personality and passionate activism in addition to his scientific achievements.

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ASTRONOMERS DETECTED MASSIVE MERGER OF TWO BLACK HOLES

Astronomers may have detected the most massive collision of two black holes ever discovered, a chaotic merger that occurred some 7 billion years ago, the signs of which have only just reached us. The cataclysmic event offered researchers a front-row seat to the birth of one of the Universe’s most elusive objects.

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Physics is stuck

Albert Einstein’s work so revolutionized physics that it is difficult to discuss him without slipping into hagiography. Indeed, his brilliance is so storied that his surname has become synonymous with “genius,” and his brain preserved for study.

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Why Gravity is NOT a Force

VIDEO – The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime. Thanks to Caséta by Lutron for sponsoring this video.

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ARTICLES

A Cheery Story

The other day I watched a video about how the universe is going to end. The universe is about fourteen billion years old. It’s still in its infancy.

read more

Demo of Einstein’s Principle of Equivalence

A spring inside long tube is attached to a small weight hanging over the lip of the funnel. When the tube is allowed to fall freely, gravity vanishes in the falling reference frame—and the spring pulls the weight over the funnel’s lip into the funnel.

read more

Einstein and the Beatles

In hindsight, the Beatles were as Nobel worthy as Bob Dylan or Albert Einstein.

They’re always quoted. Their words mutate, not into gold, like a surreal version of the Midas touch, but into printer’s ink. They inspire intense admiration. They stand on tall pedestals. They display outrageous behavior. Boldness. Notoriety. Irreverence. Blasphemy. Albert Einstein, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan inhabit public universes linked by Google.

read more

Albert Einstein, celebrity physicist

Early in Einstein’s career, the press attention he garnered was an outgrowth of a true breakthrough: the eclipse observations of 1919 that helped confirm his general theory of relativity. The scientific community and the press agreed that Einstein’s work altered perceptions of space, time, mass, energy, and gravitation. Moreover, during a time of xenophobia, globally minded Americans gravitated to him as an outspoken foreign scientist expressing an international outlook.1 From that point on, Einstein was a celebrity, heralded for his quirky personality and passionate activism in addition to his scientific achievements.

read more

ASTRONOMERS DETECTED MASSIVE MERGER OF TWO BLACK HOLES

Astronomers may have detected the most massive collision of two black holes ever discovered, a chaotic merger that occurred some 7 billion years ago, the signs of which have only just reached us. The cataclysmic event offered researchers a front-row seat to the birth of one of the Universe’s most elusive objects.

read more

Physics is stuck

Albert Einstein’s work so revolutionized physics that it is difficult to discuss him without slipping into hagiography. Indeed, his brilliance is so storied that his surname has become synonymous with “genius,” and his brain preserved for study.

read more

Why Gravity is NOT a Force

VIDEO – The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime. Thanks to Caséta by Lutron for sponsoring this video.

read more