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Continuing the search for gravitational waves

In February, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced it had detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming the last prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Somewhat overlooked in the excitement ...

dateMar 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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Governing mechanisms of waves in fluids

The first detection of gravitational waves, which took place a few weeks ago, has brought attention to a physical phenomenon that had long been theorized: waves carry information and can signal extraordinary (or extreme) ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in General Physics
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Team simulates the expansion of the Universe

The Universe is constantly expanding. It changes, creating new structures that merge. But how does our Universe evolve? Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have developed a new code of numerical simulations ...

dateMar 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Freefall achieved on LISA Pathfinder

On Monday, the two cubes housed in the core of ESA's LISA Pathfinder were left to move under the effect of gravity alone – another milestone towards demonstrating technologies to observe gravitational waves from space.

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Space Exploration
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How to build a time machine

Every now and again, we all indulge in dreams about travelling in time. Wouldn't it be wonderful to return to that specific point in the past to change a bad decision or relive an experience – those halcyon days of childhood, ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in General Physics
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