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Einstein’s God Letter For Sale
2012-10-05 21:14:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A handwritten letter by one Albert Einstein will be auctioned off this month with an opening bid of $3 million. This piece of history won´t be found at Sotheby´s auction house, however. This pricey, handwritten note will hit the online auction block at eBay. The letter, called the “God Letter,” was penned by Einstein just one year before his passing and shows the Austrian genius challenging the notion...

Einstein's Archives Now Available Online
2012-03-20 11:02:13

In honor of Albert Einstein´s 133rd birthday, Israel´s Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched his archives on an expanded Einstein  Archives Online website. The site carries more than 80,000 of his documents including personal papers. The papers are being pulled from a climate-controlled safe and photographed with high resolution cameras. This new project is being funded with a grant by the Polonsky Foundation UK, who digitized Isaac Newton´s collection. ´The...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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