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Testing Einstein’s theory of relativity

Albert Einstein is often held up as the epitome of the scientist. He’s the poster child for genius. Yet he was not perfect. He was human and subject to many of the same foibles as the rest of us. His personal life was complicated, featuring divorce and extramarital affairs.Though most of us would sell our in-laws to achieve a tenth of what he did, his science wasn’t perfect either: while he was a founder of what came to be called Quantum Mechanics, he disagreed with other scientists about what i...
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Holy Sheet: Apply Einstein’s ‘8th wonder of the world’ to your money in Google Sheets

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it,” Albert Einstein once said. For those who aren’t financial gurus, allow me to put this quote in layman’s terms: everyone who’s able to save up a little, and is patient enough, can get wealthy. It’s not how celebrities get rich, it’s how the millionaire next door gets born. So how does it work? To become this achievable millionaire next door, you don’t have to win the lottery, or have an...
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The scientific mysteries that led to Einstein’s E=mc^2 equation

Scientists deal with mysteries. As Richard Feynman once commented:  “Science must remain a continual dialog between skeptical inquiry and a sense of inexplicable mystery”.Three examples: it is profoundly mysterious as to why mathematics can so accurately describe our physical world, and even predict events, such as the motion of the planets or the propagation of radio waves from earth to spacecraft.  The theorems of mathematics are not normally thought to derive from properties of the real world...
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Cosmic cataclysm allows precise test of general relativity

In 2019, the MAGIC telescopes detected the first Gamma Ray Burst at very high energies. This was the most intense gamma-radiation ever obtained from such a cosmic object. But the GRB data have more to offer: with further analyses, the MAGIC scientists could now confirm that the speed of light is constant in vacuum - and not dependent on energy. So, like many other tests, GRB data also corroborate Einstein's theory of General Relativity. The study has now been published in Physical Review Letters...
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The Most Important Ingredient to Successful Leadership

Guest post from Brad Chase: No business subject garners more attention than leadership.  There are endless leadership books, classes, websites and more.  Everyone is searching for the essential qualities of a successful leader.  But what if you had to pick just one quality?  Think about it for a moment.  What would you choose as most important to the success of a business leader?  Do you have your answer yet?  Don’t read on until you have one. I have done countless speeches on...
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The Brand Management Of Dead Celebrities

Dead celebrities and icons inspire us, take a place of influence and earn a place of love and respect in our hearts and minds. With various forms of intellectual property, and subject to how it is protected, managed, and creatively re-imagined, deceased celebrities and icons have great earnings potential even after they’ve left the physical world. Coupled with the reach and speed of social media, dead celebrities and icons are extending their influence, building new loyalty and deriving income ...
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Exclusive: Mondo Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ 35th Anniversary with a New Poster, Puzzle & Enamel Pins

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, not just one of the greatest stories about time travel, but one of the best movies ever made. In honor of the milestone anniversary, Mondo is letting fans celebrate with a collection of new goodies in honor of the film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and we have an exclusive first look at the offerings. On Wednesday, July 1, Mondo will be releasing a new Back to the Future poster with artw...
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Back to the Future: The Animated Series Toony Classics

From their Toony Classics line, NECA has announced the Back to the Future: The Animated Series 6-inch scale action figures. The lineup includes three figures straight from the "classic" cartoon: Marty , Doc , and Biff . Each figure stands approximately 6 inches tall and includes accessories. Marty comes with a hoverboard and guitar with strap. Doc has goggles, a remote control, and Einstein. Ad Biff includes an alternate head. Look for the line to be released in August 2020. You can curren...
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We Need To Start Investing In Resilience

In 1964, as the financial revolution was gathering steam, an MIT economist named Paul Cootner published a collection of essays called The Random Character of Stock Market Prices. Based largely on an obscure dissertation by a forgotten frenchman, it laid the foundations for a new era of financial engineering. Yet among the papers included was one that told quite a different story. Written by Benoit Mandelbrot—a mathematician not an economist—it showed that the seemingly sophisticated models si...
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We Need To Prepare For Future Crises Like We Prepare For War

In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.” He went on to point out that we have invested enormous amounts of money in nuclear deterrents, but relatively little to battle epidemics. It’s an apt point. In the US, we enthusiastically spend nearly $700 billion on our military, but cut corners on nearly everything else. Major breakthroughs,...
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The 13 books Elon Musk says shaped his worldview and led him to business and personal success

No matter how busy executives seem to be, they always seem to have time to prioritize reading. Elon Musk follows this pattern. Instead of relying on self-help books or just nonfiction pieces, he reads across different genres.  We explored Musk's previous interviews and social media to compile a list of 13 books that he's recommended. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Elon Musk has made headlines recently.  Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, which recently launched two people into orbit for the fi...
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What To Do About Your “Late Talker”

Children not talking at 18 months old is usually enough to get parents worried. We start to question whether our kids are developing normally or if there is something inhibiting their growth. While most parents are usually told not to worry because “boys usually talk late” or “kids develop at their own pace”, there are situations that would call on you to seek help from your pediatrician or a speech-language pathologist. So, which is it: do you wait and see, or do you seek help immed...
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Astronomers find cosmic golden needle buried for two decades

Astronomers made innovative use of their time while sheltering at home due to the pandemic by combing through W. M. Keck Observatory and NASA archive data. They rediscovered the first Einstein ring and found the distance of its source was never measured. The researchers are the first to make the calculation and found the quasar to be 10 billion light-years away, or a redshift of z=1.849.
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Albert Einstein Explains Why We Need to Read the Classics

Two pieces of reading advice I’ve carried throughout my life came from two early favorite writers, Herman Melville and C.S. Lewis. In one of the myriad pearls he tosses out as asides in his prose, Melville asks in Moby Dick, “why read widely when you can read deeply?” Why spread our minds thin? Rather than agonize over what we don’t know, we can dig into the relatively few things we do until we’ve mastered them, then move on to the next thing. Melville’s counsel may not suit every temperament, ...
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Montefiore and Einstein evaluate a new drug combination to fight COVID-19

Montefiore Health System Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun the next stage of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), to evaluate treatment options for people hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection.
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“New” Philip Glass Music, Rediscovered After 50 Years

In 1970, right in the middle of his minimalist period, Philip Glass composed a work called Music in Eight Parts. It was performed a few times and then lost to the sands of time. It’s theorized that after Glass’s 1975 opera Einstein on the Beach landed the composer in a fair amount of debt, Glass was forced to sell a number of scores. In Glass’s archive, only fragmentary sketches of MUSIC IN EIGHT PARTS remained as evidence of the piece’s existence. Glass “never intended this early music to la...
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Montefiore and Einstein test a new drug combination to conquer COVID-19

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun the next stage of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), to evaluate treatment options for people hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection. The new iteration of the trial, known as ACTT 2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Cool Stuff: Playmobil Goes ‘Back to the Future’ with a DeLorean Time Machine Playset

It’s a good time to be a Back to the Future fan again since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the classic time travel comedy from director Robert Zemeckis. We’ve already seen a reunion of the cast and filmmakers courtesy of Josh Gad’s new nostalgic web series Reunited Apart, and later this year will bring NECA’s first action figures based on the the beloved film franchise. Now Playmobil is getting in on the fun with a new Back to the Future playset of the iconic DeLorean time machine. ...
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Is NASA Actually Working On a Warp Drive?

"Is NASA really working on... a warp drive?" asks Popular Mechanics? Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: An internal feasibility report suggests the agency might be, or at least that the idea of traveling through folded space is part of the NASA interstellar spaceflight menu. In the report, advanced propulsion physicist Harold "Sonny" White explains the ideas of theoretical physicist (and peer) Miguel Alcubierre. He then describes a "paradox" in Alcubierre's work, and how th...
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NECA’s First Wave of ‘Back to the Future’ Action Figures Are Available for Pre-Order

In case you missed the news that came out of the 2020 Toy Fair in New York earlier this year, the collectible toy makers at NECA now has the license to create Back to the Future action figures and collectibles. Since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the original film that kicked of an entire trilogy, they’re ushering in the line with a bang. NECA has officially revealed the first wave of Back to the Future action figures, including three detailed figures inspired by the film franchise, a...
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Ask an astronomer: What was Einstein’s most mind-blowing discovery?

NASA astronomer and science communicator Michelle Thaller explains that the real brilliance of Albert Einstein is that he was able to bridge ideas that appeared to others to be in different realms.The thing Einstein is most famous for is the equation E=mc2. Thaller explains why that equation is so mind-blowing: Pure energy and matter are the same thing. That means, as humans, we are both made of matter and of pure energy, and as pure energy, we would not experience space or time."I think that, o...
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These Are the Machines Solving the Biggest Mysteries in Physics

Despite the stereotype of a lone, wild-haired Einstein working tirelessly at a chalkboard, today’s biggest discoveries in physics come from huge collaborations of scientists working on enormous apparatuses that can cost billions of dollars, often located in the most extreme places on Earth. After all, it’s just the…Read more...
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Is Space-Time Quantized Or Analog?

"What are the implications if 'space-time' (as conceived of in the Einstein Theory of General Relativity) is quantized like all other aspects of matter and energy?" asks Slashdot reader sixoh1. Space.com reports of a new study that tried to find out: In order for the math of general relativity to work, this fabric of space-time has to be absolutely smooth at the tiniest of scales. No matter how far you zoom in, space-time will always be as wrinkle-free as a recently ironed shirt. No holes, no te...
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Bertrand Russell Remembers His Face-to-Face Encounter with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

When the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia in the October Revolution of 1917, Bertrand Russell saw it as "one of the great heroic events of the world's history." A renowned philosopher and mathematician, Russell was also a committed socialist. As he would write in his 1920 book The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism: By far the most important aspect of the Russian Revolution is as an attempt to realize Communism. I believe that Communism is necessary to the world, and I believe that the...
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Testing of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 begins at Montefiore And Einstein

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun testing the drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, as part of a nationwide trial sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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Salesforce researchers are working on an AI economist for more equitable tax policy

Tax policy is surely a complex beast, and depending on your political leanings, you probably have some strong feelings about how it should be implemented. Salesforce AI researchers are trying to build a model to bring artificial intelligence to bear on what will undoubtedly always be a highly political process. Richard Socher, who heads up AI research at Salesforce, says the company is researching all kinds of solutions related to AI and business, and how it could improve the Salesforce pr...
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You Need Something New to Watch. What About the Universe?

Discover the boundaries of science — from your couch.
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Resolving Unconscious Bias

In these trying times, one thing has become clear: the biases we live with restrict our choices. Certainly no one ever wants to harm anyone. And yet, because of the unconscious nature of them, we are too often unaware that we even have them. It’s not our fault, but we must learn to take more responsibility for them. Our biases have been developed through the stories of our lives. From birth, our parent’s beliefs and life trajectory become part of our unconscious, very personal, ecosystem made u...
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For the Coronavirus Chaos: by Einstein

Albert Einstein seems to have an endless supply of relevant quotes.This one is especially pungent for all that's going on in especially religious contexts today: "Science without religion is lame: Religion without science is blind."
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Albert Einstein’s Grades: A Fascinating Look at His Report Cards

Albert Einstein was a precocious child. At the age of twelve, he followed his own line of reasoning to find a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. At thirteen he read Kant, just for the fun of it. And before he was fifteen he had taught himself differential and integral calculus. But while the young Einstein was engrossed in intellectual pursuits, he didn't much care for school. He hated rote learning and despised authoritarian schoolmasters. His sense of intellectual superiority was resent...
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