December 13, 2012

Special Relativity in Your Wedding Ring

Enrico Uva, Science 2.0

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Boundaries between academic disciplines are like borders between European countries. They're crossed without blinking. You can't understand what's going on in your gut without knowing its chemistry, and gold's properties make little sense without considering special relativity.

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TAGGED: Gold, Relativity, Special Relativity


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