Archive: 19/12/2011

Special relativity from first principles

Einstein’s explanation of special relativity, delivered in his 1905 paper On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies focuses on demolishing the idea of ‘absolute rest’, exemplified by the theoretical luminiferous ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in General Physics
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Cosmic research picked in breakthroughs of 2011

( -- Astronomers from the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a groundbreaking method for measuring long distances in the universe using light from quasars. Quasars are active black ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Space image: Spiral galaxy

( -- Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Star images helping to save Vatican books

( -- Antique books in the Vatican Library are being digitised to preserve them for future generations using a technique developed through ESA to store satellite images of the sky.

dateDec 19, 2011 in Other
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