News tagged with einstein

Virtual telescope expands to see black holes

Astronomers building an Earth-size virtual telescope capable of photographing the event horizon of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way have extended their instrument to the bottom of the Earth—the South Pole—thanks ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Astronomy
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On Pi Day, how scientists use this number

If you like numbers, you will love March 14, 2015. When written as a numerical date, it's 3/14/15, corresponding to the first six digits of pi (3.1415)—a once-in-a-century coincidence! Pi Day, which would have been the ...

dateMar 13, 2015 in Mathematics
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Explainer: How does our sun shine?

What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history. Given our sun is a star and stars are suns, explaining the source of the sun's energy would help us understand why stars shine.

dateAug 28, 2014 in General Physics
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Appraising the peer-review process

Most academic papers today are published only after some academic peers have had a chance to review the merits and limitations of the work. This seems like a good idea, but there is a growing movement that wants to retort ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Other
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