Theory of Relativity

How General Relativity Could Simulate the Universe

If the universe were a soup, it would be more of a chunky minestrone than a silky-smooth tomato bisque.<p>Sprinkled with matter that clumps together due …

Space Science

New Tau Tiger Shark Available to Order From Forge World

It wouldn’t be Games Workshop if there weren’t multiple versions of vehicles and units. In this case, you’ve previously had the Tau Tiger Shark …

Board Games

Nigeria: Govt to Sponsor Omnibus Bill On Ease of Doing Business Reforms

Abuja — In a bid to ensure sustainability of the reform policies in the business environment being implemented by the current administration, the …


What Was Einstein Talking About With His Theory of Relativity?

Einstein's theory of relativity is a famous theory, but it's little understood. The theory of relativity refers to two different elements of the same …


Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis can now be downloaded—here’s what it says

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We can't alter the course of time but, according to physics, we can bend it

Traveling in Time<p>Most of us have dreamed of traveling through time, backward or forwards, faster than those around us. And surprisingly, recent work …


Einstein’s Secret to Happiness Was Just Revealed—and It’s Genius

<i>Video provided by Wochit</i><p>Forget the theory of relativity. When it comes to decoding the universe, nothing is more mysterious than human beings. …


Magnetic gold is evidence of relativity, study finds

A curious property of nanoscale gold explains why the metal doesn’t tarnish – and needs Einstein’s theory to explain it. Joel F. Hooper reports.


Einstein Was a Genius, But Was He Always Right?

Einstein was a genius, there’s no debating that.He was a Nobel Prize-winner who changed our understanding of nature more than anyone since Newton. …


The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Big Ideas

Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million

The year 1922 was a busy one for Albert Einstein: he completed his first paper on unified field theory, went to Paris to help normalize French-German …


Albert Einstein Tipped a Bellhop By Gifting Him with the Key to Happiness

Despite transforming the field of physics in the early 20th century with the general theory of relativity and special theory of relativity, as well …


Albert Einstein’s ‘Theory of Happiness’ Fetches $1.56 Million

More than a century ago, Albert Einstein’s celebrated theory of relativity altered the world’s understanding of space and time. This week, the wild-haired physicist’s far-simpler “theory of happiness,” imparted to a bellboy, fetched more than $1.5 million at an auction in Jerusalem.<p>In 1922, …


Albert Einstein’s ‘humble’ advice on happiness sells for £1.18 million

<b>‘A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.’</b><p>Scribbled briefly on …

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Einstein self-help advice sold at auction for $1.3 million

Self-help advice from Albert Einstein doesn’t come cheap: A note he wrote on how to lead a happy life has been sold at auction for $1.3 million.<p>The …


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JERUSALEM -- While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday.<p>The Nobel-winning …

Physics | Einstein's theory of happiness sells for $1.3m at auction

While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3m at a Jerusalem auction.

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$1.3M auction bid buys Albert Einstein's theory of happiness

JERUSALEM (AP) — While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday.<p>The Nobel-winning scientist's musings, handwritten on a note, may not be as famous as his groundbreaking theory of relativity, but they still shed light on one of …

World News

Einstein's 1922 hotel notes on happiness

He is better known for the theory of relativity, rather than giving life advice.<p>But, so the story goes, in 1922 during a stay in Japan the …

Albert Einstein

Chandra: An Indian Scientist’s Struggle With Prejudice

Remembering Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and the indomitable strength of his will

Albert Einstein

3D-printed rockets could mean cheaper trips to space

Many of us have dreamed of building a rocketship in our backyard, but we never dreamed a giant 3D printer could make that possible. Relativity Space wants to cut the going rate for a rocket launch from about $100 million to around $10 million, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, all thanks to 3D printing.<p>Relativity …


Relativity Space lifts the curtain on its plan to make rockets with robotic 3-D printer

Can a robotic 3-D printer spit out all the parts of a rocket without humans stepping in until the end? Relativity Space says that’s what it’s working …



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Albert Einstein

A Smashup of Neutron Stars & Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with Astrophysics Curator Michael Shara

Today, scientists announced that they have detected a spectacular collision of two neutron stars some 130 million light years away. The method of …


The Forgotten Mystery of Inertia

This Article From Issue<p>November-December 2017<p>Volume 105, Number 6<p>Page 344<p>DOI:<p>In days of yore, at a World Science Fiction Convention in Boston, a …


It’s Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life - Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

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Science Fiction

The most accurate clock ever made runs on quantum gas

A completely new kind of atomic clock could change the way we calculate time. Unlike an atomic clock, which uses independent atoms to measure one …


Physicists just discovered that some elements don't follow the normal rules of quantum mechanics

Conflicting Theories<p>Physicists have found order in the complex world of minuscule particles through the theory of quantum mechanics. But team of …


The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community.<p>Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the massive pair of …