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Black Hole Photo Used Supercomputers and Cloud Computing To Prove Einstein Right

An anonymous reader quotes The Next Web: As stunning and ground-breaking as it is, the EHT project is not just about taking on a challenge. It's an unprecedented test of whether Einstein's ideas about the very nature of space and time hold up in extreme circumstances, and looks closer than ever before at the role of black holes in the universe. To cut a long story short: Einstein was right.... His general theory of relativity has passed two serious tests from the universe's most extreme condit...
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'Einstein's Unfinished Revolution' Looks At The Quantum-Physics-And-Reality Problem

A century after the birth of quantum mechanics, no one is sure what it is telling us about the nature of reality — and Lee Smolin's book adds to a stream of excellent works on the topic.(Image credit: Bettmann Archive)
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First black hole photo confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one – at least, until now. If you needed to see to believe, then thank the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which has just produced the first ever direct image of a black hole. This amazing feat required global collaboration to turn the Earth into one giant telescope and image an object thousands of trillions of kilometers away. As stunning and ground-break...
Tags: Startups, Space, Hollywood, Science, Earth, Einstein, Event Horizon Telescope EHT, Syndication


Traversable Wormholes Can Exist, But They're Not Very Useful For Space Travel, Physicists Say

A new study from physicists at Harvard and Stanford says that wormholes can exist but they're not very useful for humans to travel through. "It takes longer to get through these wormholes than to go directly, so they are not very useful for space travel," said the author of the study, Daniel Jafferis. From the report: Despite his pessimism for pan-galactic travel, he said that finding a way to construct a wormhole through which light could travel was a boost in the quest to develop a theory of q...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Einstein, Denver Colorado, Rosen, Institute for Advanced Study, Daniel Jafferis, Jafferis, Juan Maldacena, Lenny Susskind


The new co-CEO of Salesforce explains how the $124 billion cloud company's 'fourth' act is using AI to give its customers the 'Holy Grail' (CRM)

Business Insider sat down with Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block, one of the 10 people transforming enterprise technology. Block says Salesforce has reinvented itself three times in the 20 years since it was founded. For its fourth act, it aims to help businesses take advantage of artificial intelligence, and their massive troves of data, to get better insight into their customers. Block joined Salesforce in 2013, and he was named co-CEO alongside the firm's cofounder Marc Benioff last summer. He...
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TELLING TIME, SEVERAL WAYS: DAWN LAMBETH and her RASCALS at the JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY (March 2, 2019)

  It’s all relative, as Einstein tells his grandmother.  When a man sits on a hot stove, a minute seems forever; when he’s kissing his sweetheart, forever seems like a minute.  She says, “For this you won a prize?” At … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Irving Berlin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


A Short History of Black Holes on Radio Telescopes

So, you’ve probably heard by now that we have our first ever photographs of a black hole and its event horizon. But it’s not like black holes have just been theoretical entities this entire time, awaiting photography’s blessing to finally be anointed as real. We’ve been detecting black holes for a long time now using radio telescopes and infrared cameras. It may be outside the visible spectrum, but that doesn’t mean it ain’t real, son! The story begins in the mid-1900s when astronomers expanded...
Tags: Earth, Einstein, Tim Carmody, LaPlace, Vlbi, Short History of Black Holes on Radio Telescopes, Very Long Baseline Interferometry VLBI


3 Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn't Answer

An international network of radio telescopes has produced the first-ever close-up image of a black hole's shadow, which scientists revealed this morning (April 10). The collaboration, called the Event Horizon Telescope, confirmed decades of predictions of how light would behave around these dark objects, and set the stage for a new era of black hole astronomy."From a scale of zero to amazing, it was amazing," said Erin Bonning, an astrophysicist and black hole researcher at Emory University ...
Tags: Science, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Einstein, Virgo, Emory University, National Science Foundation, University of Waterloo, University of Amsterdam, Erin Bonning, Bonning, Avery Broderick, Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn, Hubble Heritage Team STScI, Event Horizons Telescope, Robert McNees


The Internet Is Fascinated by the Black Hole News, so Naturally, YouTube Is Recommending Space Conspiracy Theory Videos

The most popular thing on the internet on Wednesday was the first-ever image of a black hole. It was everywhere and for good reason: This is a historical moment, it reinforces Einstein’s theories, and it’s something that’s difficult to wrap your head around.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Conspiracy Theories, Einstein, Recommendations, Black Hole News


Katie Bouman led the creation of an algorithm that eventually helped capture the first-ever image of something Einstein predicted more than a century ago

Imagine trying to take a photo of an orange that's on the moon with your smartphone. It seems impossible.
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Revealed: a black hole the size of the solar system

Einstein again proved correct in world-first image across 55 million light-years. Richard A Lovett reports.
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What's actually going on in that cryptic black hole photo?

"We have now seen the unseeable." These are the words spoken by astrophysicist Avery Broderick on Wednesday morning, one of some 200 scientists of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration who captured humanity's first image of a black hole — a zone of space so gravitationally powerful that whatever light falls in can't possibly escape. "Black holes are gravity run amok," said Broderick. Yet, we now have a picture of "the unseeable." More precisely, we can see a prominent ring of super...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Albert Einstein, Milky Way, Mars, Event Horizon Telescope, Einstein, North Pole, Virgo, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Lai, Broderick, MacDonald, Georgia State University


Einstein Couldn't Believe His Own Black Hole Theory

Early speculation about black holes fell straight from Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity, but the great scientist himself thought the idea was a little too weird to manifest itself in the actual universe. Kennefick said it required scientists to get over a few mental barriers in order to recognize that real black holes lurk out there, including the monstrosity in the new image, with an estimated mass equivalent to 6 billion suns. The doughnut-shaped glow of the image was not the act...
Tags: Science, Einstein, Kennefick


What's actually going on in that cryptic black hole photo?

"We have now seen the unseeable."These were the words spoken by astrophysicist Avery Broderick on Wednesday morning, one of some 200 scientists of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration who captured humanity's first image of a black hole -- a zone in space so gravitationally powerful that whatever light falls in can't possibly escape. "Black holes are gravity run amok," said Broderick.Yet, we now have a picture of "the unseeable."More precisely, we can see a prominent ring of super-he...
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Albert Einstein, Milky Way, Mars, Einstein, North Pole, Virgo, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Lai, Broderick, MacDonald, Georgia State University, Bentz


What The First Black Hole Photo Means For Astrology

This morning, for the first time ever, we saw it: a photo of a black hole. Red, black, and blurry, it looks like the Eye of Sauron, if you’re watching the Lord of the Rings without glasses. The black hole is located in Messier 87, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo, 55 million light years from Earth. “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” astronomer Shep Doeleman, who led the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' effort to capture the image, said during a news conference, reporte...
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Here's how astronomers took the first image of a black hole that's located 55 million light years away

Astronomers have taken the first image of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. The black hole is a supermassive black hole located 55 million light years away in the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy. For years, experts thought it was impossible to see a black hole through a telescope.  It took the combined efforts of hundreds of experts and eight telescopes around the world to achieve this feat. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. ...
Tags: Trends, Einstein, Messier, Event Horizons Telescope, Event Horizon Team


First photo of black hole viewable

Everyone has seen black holes represented on television, or in educational science specials, but their composition and appearance have largely remained a mystery to the general public. Now, however, the first direct visual evidence of the existence of black holes has just been released by researchers. A massive black hole, encircled by a ring of light, was photographed in a galaxy called Messier 87, about 55 million light-years from Earth. Sheperd Doeleman, director of the Event Horizon Teles...
Tags: Travel, Space, Earth, New York Times, Black Hole, University Of Arizona, Einstein, All, National Science Foundation, Messier, Event Horizon Telescope EHT, France Córdova, Daniel Marrone


Scientists Photograph Black Hole for the First Time Ever

Event Horizon TelescopeA team of 200 scientists unveiled the first-ever picture of a black hole Wednesday morning—a remarkable leap in astrophysics that provides an unprecedented glimpse into the depths of the universe’s abyss. “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” Shep Doeleman, the director of the Event Horizon Telescope project, said at a press conference Wednesday morning. “We have taken a picture of a black hole.” The photo of a glowing, irregular orange ring surrounding a small bla...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Antarctica, University Of Arizona, Event Horizon Telescope, Einstein, Sxsw, Messier, Shep Doeleman, Doeleman, Dimitrios Psaltis, Dan Marrone, Chile Antarctica


The first 'groundbreaking' pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here's what scientists think those images will look like.

The Event Horizon Telescope, which endeavors to photograph black holes, is making a "ground-breaking" announcement on Wednesday. Scientists expect the announcement will unveil the first-ever pictures of a black hole's "shadow" caused by its event horizon, or point-of-no-return for light. The images could be of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A*, or an even larger black hole at the center of galaxy M87. Computer-simulated images offer a clue as to what to expect. Vis...
Tags: Japan, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Einstein, University of California Santa Barbara, Georgia State University, Bentz, Messier, Brandt, European Research Council, Timothy Brandt, Rakuten Institute of Technology, Eht, Belgium Chile Shanghai Japan Taipei


This Single Mission Could Solve 2 of the Biggest Mysteries of the Universe

Our universe is incredibly vast, mostly mysterious, and generally confusing. We're surrounded by perplexing questions on scales both great and small. We have some answers, for sure, like the Standard Model of particle physics, that help us (physicists, at least) understand fundamental subatomic interactions, and the Big Bang theory of how the universe began, which weaves together a cosmic story over the past 13.8 billion years.But despite the successes of these models, we still have plenty o...
Tags: Science, European Space Agency, Einstein, Ohio State University, Sutter, Euclid


"So when I say time has a race, I'm saying that the way that we position ourselves in relationship to time comes out of histories of European and Western thought."

"And a lot of the way that we talk about time really finds its roots in the Industrial Revolution. So prior to that, we would talk about time as merely passing the time. After the Industrial Revolution, suddenly, we begin to talk about time as spending time. It becomes something that is tethered to monetary value. So when we think about hourly wage, we now talk about time in terms of wasting time or spending time. And that's a really different understanding of time than, you know, like seasonal ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Time, Economics, History, West, Labour, Npr, Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, Rutgers, Gary Larson, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Brittney Cooper, The Principle Of Charity/humanity


Einstein's theory was put to the test

To state the obvious, Albert Einstein was one of the smartest and most impactful scientific minds in history, with a long track record of staggering predictions. Those predictions have been tested in the real world, and they've always checked out.
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Einstein's theory was put to the test. Guess what happened

Don Lincoln says that scientists have sought to answer a new question about Einstein's theory of relativity: Are its predictions valid in an environment with a gravitational field far stronger than any found on Earth?
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Opinion: What happened when Einstein's theory was put to the test

To state the obvious, Albert Einstein was one of the smartest and most impactful scientific minds in history, with a long track record of staggering predictions. Those predictions have been tested in the real world, and they've always checked out.
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Meredith Schmidt of Salesforce: Small Business Is a Real Business Unit For Us, Not Just a Product

A few months ago during Salesforce’s annual analyst summit, I got the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Meredith Schmidt. Meredith serves as Executive Vice President & GM of Salesforce Essentials & SMB.  Salesforce Essentials consist of the company’s products aimed at the small business market.  But something else really caught my attention in that brief conversation. It turns out Essentials runs like its own operating business now. So Salesforce no longer treats it like a traditional...
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Should You Fix Weaknesses or Focus on Strengths? Here’s How to Decide

Say you only have time to focus on improving one thing in your life right now, what should you focus on: something you’re good at or an area you’re weak? Most people will argue that you should focus on your strengths. With books like Strengths Based Leadership and Now, Discover Your Strengths, authors have made a living out of arguing that we should give up trying to fix our flaws and double down on what makes us great. There’s just one problem with this advice: it often doesn’t work! This is...
Tags: Career, Albert Einstein, Lifehacks, Mindset, Einstein


A Week In London On A $31,473 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a copy assistant working in fashion who makes $31,473 per year and spends some of her money this week on Butterkist popcorn. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Copy Assistant Industry: FashionAge: 24Location: Lon...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, New York, London, Shonda Rhimes, Eu, Netflix, Paris, Italy, NARS, Sainsbury, Westminster, Trevor Noah, Florence, Einstein


Board Question #92140: What are your most effective study methods? Flashcards? Study guides? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,What are your most effective study methods? Flashcards? Study guides?As a follow up, how do you stay focused? I often find myself "rewarding" myself with a break after I've studied for five minutes.-Not Einstein A: Dear you, It depends on the class. For most of my classes, memorization isn't important so I don't do flash cards. Engineering classes typical involve understanding concepts and equations, and knowing how to apply them. So my study methods tend to focus on t...
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Becoming Uncomfortable with Your Comfortable Illusions

There is some part of you that is dissatisfied and knows that you can be more than you are now. Almost no one believes they are the very best version of themselves, and as far as I can tell, no one has ever reached their full potential, not DaVinci, not Einstein, and certainly not you or me. When you look at the results you generated at the end each week, something gnaws at you. You know you were capable of doing more, but another week has passed, each one looking very much like the on that prec...
Tags: Identity, Sales, Change, Einstein, Illusions


Becoming Uncomfortable with Your Comfortable Illusions

There is some part of you that is dissatisfied and knows that you can be more than you are now. Almost no one believes they are the very best version of themselves, and as far as I can tell, no one has ever reached their full potential, not DaVinci, not Einstein, and certainly not you or me. When you look at the results you generated at the end of each week, something gnaws at you. You know you were capable of doing more, but another week has passed, each one looking very much like the one that ...
Tags: Identity, Sales, Change, Einstein, Illusions, Anthony