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January 11, 2013
Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew
Long Beach CA (SPX) Jan 11, 2013
Spacetime may be less like foamy quantum beer and more like smooth Einsteinian whiskey, according to research led by physicist Robert Nemiroff of Michigan Technological University being presented this week at the 221st American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Or so an intergalactic photo finish would suggest. Nemiroff and his team reached this heady conclusion after studying the tracings of three photons of differing wavelengths recorded by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope ... read more
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