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The Woodward effect is one of many effects that can be derived from the framework of general relativity. The mathematics can be somewhat opaque and so it can be difficult to determine if the resulting effect is a physical, or purely mathematical construct.
A team of scientists has found that in different animals, the two traits of brain size and body size are driven by different evolutionary mechanisms.
Association of Catholic lawyers honors four recipients with St.
Researchers have confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a unique pair of burned-out stars.
Caltech-led physicists create first-ever mechanical device that measures the mass of a single molecule
Before Wednesday's big CERN event, Tevatron scientists have admitted that they are still uncertain about the existence of the God particle.
As people around the globe continue to get fat, researchers now say that gaining weight may be a bigger threat to global food resources than having an extra billion people.
Researchers at CERN are closing in on the so-called ‘God Particle’ that is the last major missing piece to the theoretical Standard Model of how the universe works at its most basic level.
Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...
Gravitational Lens -- A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant, bright object (such as a quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a massive galaxy) between the bright object and the viewer. The process is known as gravitational lensing, and was one of the predictions made by Einstein's general relativity. Description In a gravitational lens, the gravity from the massive object bends light as a lens might. As a result, the path of the light from a...
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