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Tag: Gravity

When gravity falls: with ‘orphan memory’.

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
When gravity falls: with ‘orphan memory’.

Monash University researchers have identified a new concept – ‘orphan memory’ – which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime is […]

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Gravity (2013) (DVD review).

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gravity (2013) (DVD review).

In many respects, Dr. Ryan Stone (actress Sandra Bullock) must have been the unluckiest luckiest person in the space drama ‘Gravity’. Matt Kowalski (actor George Clooney) and herself are the only survivors after their space shuttle and the Hubble are wrecked by space debris. He then sacrifices himself when she can’t hold onto him and […]

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Oscar Aftermath: Where’s the Sci-Fi Love? (article).

March 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Oscar Aftermath: Where’s the Sci-Fi Love? (article).

Sunday, March 2, 2014: The 86th Annual Academy Awards were held to celebrate the excellence in film-making for the movie season in 2013. Naturally, Hollywood puts on its best face for a global audience as it showcases the best in cinema. The movie industry caters to all sorts of genres and creative visions where film fans […]

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Gravity (2013), a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

October 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Gravity (2013), a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

In a spacesuit you can’t bite your fingernails. On a mission to repair the Hubble telescope, things go very wrong and two astronauts are set adrift in space. They have to engineer their own rescue against huge odds. This is a film of solid tension and suspense set against the exquisite background of orbital space. […]

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When Gravity Meets Inertia – an observation by: GF Willmetts (article).

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
When Gravity Meets Inertia – an observation by: GF Willmetts (article).

Gravity makes everything fall down. Inertia makes everything stay there until given a push by something that can move it. How can they not be related? When I review Brian Clegg’s book ‘Gravity’ in January 2013, I raised inertia as being akin to it. After a little ponderance, I thought the subject deserved a better […]

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Gravity by Brian Clegg (book review).

January 23, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Gravity by Brian Clegg (book review).

  Gravity. Can’t see it. Can’t live without it. It keeps us on the Earth and if you fall from a great height, you’ll fall at the same speed as anything else on this planet. Brian Clegg’s book ‘Gravity’ explores the history of its discovery from Galileo through to Newton and beyond. It’s also rather […]

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