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Relativity now 10,000 times more accurate

By T.K. Randall
February 22, 2010 · Comment icon 1 comment

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Physicists in the United States have succeeded in proving Einstein's theory of relativity 10,000 times more accurately.
The team including Nobel award winner Steven Chu used a trap involving a series of lasers that zapped waves of atoms in the experiment.
Einstein's theory of relativity, which states that gravity affects the flow of time, just got 10,000 times more accurate. How quickly time passes depends on where you are, a lesson learnt the hard way by that first-time reviewer of Wagner who observed: "After two hours, I looked at my watch and found that 20 minutes had gone by."


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Comment icon #1 Posted by DieChecker 14 years ago
That.... is..... amazing.... !!!! Reading the deion of what they did sounds so much like Star Trek talk that it is scary. Now that there is even more proof of the effect, we need to figure how to manipulate gravity.


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