Theory of Relativity

How a Total Solar Eclipse Helped Prove Einstein Right About Relativity

The event will be a great opportunity to revisit a groundbreaking experiment that occurred during a total solar eclipse, and helped confirm Albert …

Physics

The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency

Your ability to distinguish urgent and important tasks has a lot to do with your success. Flickr/outcast104<p><i>"The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency."</i><p>Oliver Emberton said that. It’s profound and so true. Urgency wrecks productivity. Urgent but …

Time Management

New Paper Tries to Square Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

New research from the University of British Columbia offers a theory to account for the universe’s constant growth rate. The goal is to resolve the …

Physics

If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?

(Image: Creative Commons)<p><i>If time freezes at the edge of a black hole, does that mean that you could live forever if you could overcome the gravity? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by</b> …

Black Holes

Synopsis: Restricting the Fifth Force

May 25, 2017<p>Observations of the orbits of two stars at the center of the Milky Way constrain gravitational models involving a hypothetical fifth …

Physics

‘Naked Singularity’ Can Exist In 4D In A ‘Saddle’-Shaped Universe, Undermining General Relativity

If found outside a black hole, a singularity — a place where the intensity of gravity breaks down the laws of physics governing space and time — …

Space Science

In Nat Geo's 'Genius,' Visualize Einstein's Theory of Relativity

After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein finally reaches science celebrity status in …

Physics

New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate

In 2011, three researchers won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the universe expands at an ever-increasing rate. Americans Saul Perlmutter and …

Space Science

Einstein's biggest blunder turned out to explain one of the greatest scientific revelations of the 20th century

Brian Greene, Columbia University physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains how today's physicists and mathematicians use an …

Physics

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory.<p>The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the normal …

Dark Matter

Gravitational Waves Are Permanently Warping The Fabric of Space-Time

This could reveal strange new physics.<p>Researchers have proposed a method for detecting exotic events in physics by looking for the scars they leave …

Physics

Einstein's unique way of thinking contributed to his genius — here's how

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge."<p>In this video, he explains how Albert Einstein saw the world in a different way from how most scientists see it. …

Creativity

The Marriage Of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity And Quantum Physics Depends On The Pull Of Gravity

Shutterstock<p><i>As far as I know quantum physics and relativity theory will never get along. Does that mean one of them is basically wrong? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T.</b> …

Physics

UBC researchers propose answer to fundamental space problem

The theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics can coexist according to new research<p>Physicists have been trying to unite the discipline's …

Physics

Visions of VR's Future: 7 Reasons VR Will Change Sports Forever - Virtual Reality Sports

A vision of the future and virtual reality sports<p>In my mind’s eye I can see it. I walk towards a cacophony of deafening cheers. I’m merely a …

Virtual Reality

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

<b>Cheers and Jeers for</b> <b>Thursday, May 11, 2017</b><p><b>Note:</b> This is National Etiquette Week, so remember to follow Miss Manners' #1 rule: always use brass …

Donald Trump

Using TARDIS to Mathematically Travel Through Time

Will we ever be able to travel through time? Well, according to a new mathematical theory, it might be possible — assuming we can find some exotic …

Physics

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Only Have Another 100 Years On Earth

Steven Hawking is notoriously known for being one of the most knowledgable and credible individuals in science today. As a theoretical physicist, a …

Astrophysics

A "Superpower" of Nature Made This Stunning Image of a Far-Off Galaxy Possible

We’re only about a year away from the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), but its predecessor, Hubble, isn’t ready to slip quietly into …

Universe

Jobs Data Printed A Decent Number And Then The Dollar Index Fell. Will That Continue?

Non-farm payrolls printed a better-than-expected release showing a positive development for the economy.<p>Several currencies, including EUR, GBP, CAD …

U.S. Treasury

A wet-hopped beer in May: Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday

<b>Lagunitas</b> has <i>Born Yesterday</i>, a beer brewed with wet hops flown in from Yakima, Washington and thrown in the brew kettle within 24 hours. It’s a real …

Drinking

Simulating the universe

From the Genesis story in the Old Testament to the Greek tale of Gaia (Mother Earth) emerging from chaos and giving birth to Uranus (the god of the …

Physics

Initiation into the celestial mysteries should empower, humble, and strike fear in us

We urbanites are so trapped in our mundane engagements that we are rarely aware of the celestial sphere at night — and there is not much to see in …

News (China)

BUSTED: Trump’s Army Secretary nominee caught on tape attacking evolution and theory of relativity

CNN has obtained forty-two minutes of audio against evolution by Dr. Mark Green, the Republican state senator in Tennessee who is President Donald …

Liberal POV

Astronomers create the largest map of the universe

Quasars are extremely bright, extremely distant objects. They are the disks of material around supermassive black holes, which heat up and glow as …

Space Science

17 Equations That Changed The World

Image: iStock<p>Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. The following 17 equations changed the …

Mathematics

Why Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Matters—For Now

Albert Einstein’s legendary reputation as history’s greatest theoretical physicist, which National Geographic seeks to mine for humanity in <i>Genius</i>, is …

Physics

Love Genius? Get Your Nerd On With These Geeky Shows

• Home/<br>• News & Analysis/<br>• Special Reports/<br>• Science & Space/<br>• Love Genius? Get Your Nerd On With These Geeky Shows<p>Love Genius? Get Your Nerd On With These …

TV

Jupiter and the theory of relativity blamed for course changes of celestial bodies

In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial role in the orbital evolution. One of …

Astronomy

How To Prove Einstein's Relativity For Less Than $100

, Contributor<p>Cosmic rays produced by high-energy astrophysics sources can reach Earth’s surface. By detecting these fast-moving particles correctly, we can put Einstein’s relativity to the test.<p>The idea of special relativity is still one of the most difficult for people to wrap their heads around. …

Physics