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Interstellar Travel May Be Easier Thanks To New Findings
2012-10-10 09:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month in Houston, Texas, Former President Bill Clinton addressed the 100 Year Starship Symposium to express his support for interstellar travel. The Symposium is an international event advocating for human expansion into other star systems. Interstellar travel for humans will depend upon extremely precise measurements of every factor of the mission, and the knowledge of these factors may be improved by the solution to a puzzle...

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2009-09-01 13:20:00

Scientists using a continent-wide array of radio telescopes have made an extremely precise measurement of the curvature of space caused by the Sun's gravity, and their technique promises a major contribution to a frontier area of basic physics."Measuring the curvature of space caused by gravity is one of the most sensitive ways to learn how Einstein's theory of General Relativity relates to quantum physics. Uniting gravity theory with quantum theory is a major goal of 21st-Century physics,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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