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2013-09-17 23:29:40

The R. M. Santilli Foundation is sponsoring studies on faster than light (superluminal) communications to promote the development of new communication technologies as well as to attempt contact with extra terrestrial civilizations since the speed of light is excessively slow for galactic distances. For details on the workshop, please visit http://www.santilli-foundation.org/isomathemat-work.php Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The R. M. Santilli Foundation is sponsoring studies...

2013-04-25 23:02:24

Richard O. Calkins, author of Relativity Revisited, has released a new study for scientific peer review: A Report on How the Optical Laser Disproves the Special Theory of Relativity. This report overturns a cornerstone of generally accepted theory and restores the universe to Isaac Newton´s common sense laws. SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 Richard O. Calkins, author of Relativity Revisited, has released a new study for scientific peer review: A Report on How the Optical...

Speed Of Light May Not Be Fixed After All
2013-03-26 05:03:34

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When we talk about the vacuum of space, we imagine a complete lack of matter — a cold void, dark, and absent of all energy. Over the last century, however, physicists have come to realize that the emptiness of space is anything by empty. On the macro scale, the vacuum of empty space may appear to lack matter and energy as we normally think of it. But when we look closely, and begin to examine the quantum...

Faster Than The Speed of Light
2012-10-11 04:29:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? A group of applied mathematicians at the University of Adelaide believes so, saying they have extended Einstein's theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light. According to Einstein's theory, nothing can move faster than the speed of light, but the research team has developed new formulas that allow for travel beyond this limit. Published in 1905, the theory...

2012-05-04 13:46:03

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way of producing light pulses that are "superluminal"–in some sense they travel faster than the speed of light. The technique, called four-wave mixing, reshapes parts of light pulses and advances them ahead of where they would have been had they been left to travel unaltered through a vacuum. The new method could be used to improve the timing of communications signals and to investigate the...

Creating Light From A Vacuum
2011-11-19 05:05:04

Scientists at Chalmers have succeeded in creating light from vacuum — observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results have been published in the journal Nature. In an innovative experiment, the scientists have managed to capture some of the photons that are constantly appearing and disappearing in the vacuum. The experiment is based on one of the most counterintuitive, yet, one of the most important principles in quantum mechanics: that vacuum is by no means empty...

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2011-07-26 10:20:00

In a blow to science fiction writers and daydreamers all over, it appears that the hopes of building a time machine may be dashed once and for all, reports the Los Angeles Times (LA Times) and other media outlets. Physicists at the Hong Kong University of Technology and Science have just proved that no machine will ever allow a person to travel through time because time travel is flat-out impossible and beyond the limits of the physical laws of the universe. Until now, it was thought that...

2011-07-20 13:13:59

The electromagnetic force has gotten a little stronger, gravity a little weaker, and the size of the smallest "quantum" of energy is now known a little better. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted the latest internationally recommended values of the fundamental constants of nature. The constants, which range from relatively famous (the speed of light) to the fairly obscure (Wien frequency displacement law constant) are adjusted every four years in response to...

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2011-04-26 09:10:00

By Roland Michel Tremblay (rm@themarginal.com) Interstellar space-travel and near-instant communication; discovering a network of intelligent extraterrestrial signals; harnessing the mysterious instantaneous quantum-entanglement effect. These are all either science fiction or things we will probably never live to see or understand, correct? Not at all. By the end of this article you will see how clarifying a simple but extremely fundamental misunderstanding in our science legacy makes all of...

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2011-03-08 09:57:08

A key technical challenge of the joint ESA"“NASA LISA mission has been solved: how to maintain precise pointing of a laser beam across five million km of space. The next-decade Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission will look for ripples in spacetime "“ their existence predicted by Albert Einstein "“ known as gravitational waves. A trio of identical spacecraft will fly five million km apart in an equilateral triangle formation, linked by laser beams. A...


Latest Speed of light Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Redshift -- Redshift is the phenomenon that the frequency of light when observed, under certain circumstances, can be lower than the frequency of light when it was emitted at the source. This usually occurs when the source moves away from the observer, as in the Doppler effect. More specifically, the term redshift is used for the observation that the spectrum of light emitted by distant galaxies is shifted to lower frequencies (towards the red end of the spectrum, hence the name) when...

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