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2011-02-02 09:36:00

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans participated in an online experiment in support of their team's bid to win SB XLV on February 6, 2011. Each time a Tempt Destiny (TD) billboard is created the team featured goes on to win the big game, a 4-for-4 track record. College professor Manuel Morales created an online medium through which fans choose which team will be on the next TD billboard he creates, and in the process, verify the theory of everything put forth by...

2010-11-26 07:55:00

Completely new source of light for many applications Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, experts had thought this impossible. This method may potentially be suitable for designing novel light sources resembling lasers that work in the x-ray range. Among other applications, they might allow building more powerful computer chips. The scientists are reporting on their...

2010-11-18 17:16:36

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle sets limits on Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance,' new research finds Researchers have uncovered a fundamental link between the two defining properties of quantum physics. Stephanie Wehner of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies and the National University of Singapore and Jonathan Oppenheim of the United Kingdom's University of Cambridge published their work today in the latest edition of the journal Science. The result is being heralded as a...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with KidMango, the world's largest online library of independent, professionally produced video created for kids under the age of 12. Under the terms of the agreement, over two thousand kid-friendly videos will now be fully searchable and viewable at www.blinkx.com. The KidMango Library contains popular shows from some of the world's best producers of...

2010-09-25 06:15:00

Scientists said Friday they have found that climbing stairs or a mountain really can age you faster than going for a quick trip in your car. The study proves Einstein's theory of relativity -- which states that time flies at high altitude, but slows down when people speed up. Experiments in the past proved the basic premise of Albert Einstein's theory, sending an atomic clock into space on a rocket and comparing it to one kept behind on Earth, where gravity acts to slow the passage of time....

2010-09-21 22:03:03

Ever since audiences heard Goldfinger utter the famous line, "No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die," as a laser beam inched its way toward James Bond and threatened to cut him in half, lasers have been thought of as white-hot beams of intensely focused energy capable of burning through anything in their path. Now a team of Yale physicists has used lasers for a completely different purpose, employing them to cool molecules down to temperatures near what's known as absolute zero, about -460...

2010-08-18 18:49:22

The National Research Council (NRC) has strongly recommended the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) as one of NASA's next two major space missions, to start in 2016 in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). LISA will study the universe in a manner different from any other space observatory, by observing gravitational waves. The recommendation was announced August 13 in a press conference at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. In the just-concluded...

2010-08-13 06:55:00

Idle computers are the astronomers' playground: Three citizen scientists "“ a German and an American couple "“ have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory. This is the first deep-space discovery by Einstein@Home, which uses donated time from the home and office computers of 250,000 volunteers from 192 different countries. (Science Express, Aug. 12, 2010.)The citizens credited with the discovery are Chris and Helen Colvin, of Ames, Iowa and...

2010-06-22 13:15:00

A sensitive measuring device must not be dropped - because this usually destroys the precision of the instrument. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has done exactly this, however. And the researchers want to use this experience to make the measuring instrument even more sensitive. The team, headed by physicists from the University of Hanover, dropped a piece of apparatus, in which they generated a weightless Bose-Einstein condensate...

2010-06-02 11:30:00

Pathologist Thomas Harvey has helped transform our understanding of how the brain works after his search to unlock the secrets of Albert Einstein's genius. Einstein died April 18, 1955 at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J.  Michael Paterniti, a writer who did a lot of research on the events of that day, says that within hours of his death, the quiet town was swarming with reporters and scientific luminaries, as well as people who just wanted to be near the great man one last time....

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Annalen der Physik (Annals of Physics)
2012-05-29 11:22:42

Annalen der Physik (Annals of Physics) is a peer-reviewed physics journal established in 1799, and is one of the oldest journals still in publication today. The journal is the successor of the Journal der Physik first published in 1790. The journal has been published under a variety of names throughout its history.  The journal was published only in German until the 1950s, when it began publishing both in German and English. In 1990, after the German reunification, English became the only...

2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

2013-03-16 00:00:00

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

General Relativity -- General Relativity is the common name for the theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915. According to general relativity the force of gravity is a manifestation of the local geometry of spacetime. Although the modern theory is due to Einstein, its origins go back to the axioms of Euclidean geometry and the many attempts over the centuries to prove Euclid's fifth postulate, that parallel lines remain always equidistant, culminating with the...

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