News tagged with einstein

The music of gravitational waves

A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to "hearing" gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the ...

Nov 24, 2010 4.9 / 5 (21) 62 | with audio podcast

Oddball stars explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- New observations solve longstanding mystery of tipped rotation. In addition to shedding light on how binary stars form, the explanation knocks down a possible challenge to Einstein's theory ...

Sep 17, 2009 4.1 / 5 (9) 2

Testing relativity in the lab

Even Albert Einstein might have been impressed. His theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object, such as a star, can curve space and time, has been successfully used to ...

Jul 20, 2009 4.7 / 5 (14) 22