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2015-01-24 10:14:43

Scientists have slowed the speed of light by changing its shape! Was Einstein wrong? What will happen next? It's all so exciting!

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2015-01-12 09:50:04

Sweeping a laser pointer across the surface of the moon or a passing asteroid can create spots that actually move faster than light, and doing so could reveal previously unknown information about those objects, according to a new study.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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