I. INTRODUCTION In 1916, the year after the final formulation of the field equations of general relativity, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. He found that the linearized weak-field equations had wave solutions: transverse waves of spatial strain that travel at the … [Read more...] about On Einstein’s Gravitational Waves: The Paper
By 2015, the use of the hormone-based contraceptive pill or device has become almost as ubiquitous as vaccination or cheeseburgers. Touting many social benefits such as the emancipation of women from the risks of unplanned pregnancy, the contraceptive pill has become the mascot of modern feminism. … [Read more...] about Our Troubled Relationship With Hormones
After receiving the first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes from the New Horizons spacecraft, NASA has today announced that Pluto has blue skies and that water ice exists on the dwarf planet. “Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” said Alan Stern, New … [Read more...] about NASA Announce That Pluto Has A Blue Sky and Water Ice
More than 4 trillion kilos of waste are produced in OECD nations every year. This colossal ocean of waste could be a large part of solving the problem of increasing demand versus supply bottlenecks forming in the Global economy. Waste, via reprocessing and re-purposing, is potentially a powerful new … [Read more...] about Waste, Rubbish And What Is Left Over
On the 16th of July 1945 the world changed forever. In an isolated desert plane outside Los Alamos County in the United States a small plutonium pit surrounded by a uranium sphere was squeezed via simultaneous and uniform detonations of conventional explosives to achieve criticality. The result was … [Read more...] about Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds. Trinity 70 Years On.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have moved a long way from the 1940 and 50's where nationalism and patriotism drove respect for authority and an almost slavish heed in much of society for those in power and those deemed to have greater knowledge. Thankfully today, such assumed merit in hierarchy is far less … [Read more...] about Sorting it all out: Easier said than done