How Einstein’s work survived ‘scientific nationalism’ of WWI

A historian explains how war and politics almost overshadowed Albert Einstein's work and why Veterans Day should remind us of the threat of nationalism.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Nov. 7, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: history science world-war-i society-and-culture wars nationalism albert-einstein

If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space gravity stars black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

How an eclipse proved Einstein’s theory of relativity

A new book tells the story of astronomers racing to prove Einstein's theory of general relativity correct with a solar eclipse.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Sept. 30, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: history light theory-of-relativity sun featured science-and-technology albert-einstein

Black hole ‘ringing’ confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

A new method lets researchers detect tones coming from a black hole, which also confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space theory-of-relativity sound black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

Check it out: The first image of a black hole

Today, astronomers unveiled the first image of a black hole.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: physics space general-relativity telescopes black-holes featured science-and-technology albert-einstein

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