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relativity 2.0

A really interesting article from the New York Times about challenges (or refinements) to some of the principles of relativity:

Guided by ambiguous signals from the heavens, and by the beauty of their equations, a few brave or perhaps foolhardy physicists now say that relativity may have limits and will someday have to be revised.

Some suggest, for example, the rate of the passage of time could depend on a clock's orientation in space, an effect that physicists hope to test on the space station. Or the speed of a light wave could depend slightly on its color, an effect, astronomers say, that could be detected by future observations of gamma ray bursters, enormous explosions on the far side of the universe.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on January 2 2003 at 12:16 AM

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