February 27, 2013

Quantum Skyfall Tests Einstein's Gravity

Jacob Aron, NewScientist

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DIVIDING a falling cloud of frozen atoms sounds like an exotic weather experiment. In fact, it's the latest way to probe whether tiny objects obey Einstein's theory of general relativity, our leading explanation for gravity.

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TAGGED: Bose-Einstein Condensate, General Relativity, Gravity


October 16, 2013
Jellyfish Born in Space Have Hard Time on Earth
Rebecca Helm, DSN
Why send jellies to space? Well, because it’s awesome (true for anything in space), but mostly because of little crystals jellies keep in their bodies, and what these crystals can tell us about long-term human space travel. more ››