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 | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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

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 | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

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 | Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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

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 | Sept. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

Check it out: The first image of a black hole

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

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

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

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