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Einstein letter fetches $100,000 at Jerusalem auction

Jerusalem - A letter penned by legendary physicist Albert Einstein discussing one of his groundbreaking theories sold in Jerusalem Tuesday for over $100,000 as part of trove of documents that went under the hammer.

Einstein's love letters, LPs set for Asian exhibits

Jerusalem - Handwritten pages from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, letters to his lovers and other parts of his archive stored in Jerusalem are to be exhibited for the first time in Taiwan, China and Japan.

Einstein note on modest living sells for $1.56 million

Jerusalem - A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million (1.33 million euros), the auction house said.

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Jerusalem - A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem.

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Jerusalem - Letters written by Albert Einstein about God, Israel and physics fetched nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction Tuesday, with the highest bid going to a missive about God's creation of the world.

Scientists detect massive black hole collision

For only the second time, scientists have detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime — together with and a pair of colliding black holes.

Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

Washington - In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.

Einstein's contradiction of 'spooky action at a distance' refuted

Einstein was wrong. Einstein asserted there is no spooky action between or within quantum particles even though they are arbitrarily large wave functions. Measurements succeeded in proving that spooky action occurs within the wave of a single particle.

Albert Einstein's complete archives to be posted online

Albert Einstein's complete archives, including hundreds of love letters to his half-a-dozen lovers, groundbreaking research notes and scribblings in notebooks, are to go online for the first time.

'Opera' experiment rerun confirms neutrinos are faster than light

Geneva - Physicists at CERN have rerun tests conducted in September which suggested that neutrinos travel faster than light. The latest results are consistent with those of the first received with skepticism after faults were found in the experiment design.

Op-Ed: Einstein’s Error

Geneva - There has been much talk over the past couple of days about Einstein’s famous equation and his Theory of Special Relativity being wrong. As usual, this is nothing new.

Hong Kong physicists prove time travel is impossible

Professor Shengwang Du and a team of physicists at at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) claim they proved a single photon cannot travel faster than light-speed, upholding Einstein's causality theory and nixing time travel.

NASA's probe confirms Einstein's gravity warp

A 52-year-old project by NASA and Stanford University has concluded with the confirmation of two key gravity predictions made by Albert Einstein, opening a deeper understanding of the universe and a toolkit of technological applications.

Einstein's 46-page masterpiece on relativity goes on display

Einstein's famous 46 pages on the theory of relativity goes on display today in Israel. The famed document demonstrates many complexities about the universe.

Disney to Refund Parents Who Bought 'Baby Einstein' DVDs

After a long campaign by the advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Walt Disney Company has agreed to offer refunds to parents who bought 'Baby Einstein' DVDs during the last five years.

Boy, 2, has same IQ as Einstein

A two-year-old British boy has become the youngest boy in the UK to be accepted into Mensa. He has the same IQ as Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Op-Ed: Physics, the science of holiday camp pedants

It was once said that “The only real science is physics, and everything else is stamp collecting.” This is the insufferable science, the one that makes pronouncements and doesn’t tolerate anyone answering back. It’s almost a religion itself.

Einstein letters posted online

Letters written by the world famous physicist Albert Einstein have been accessible by way of the Internet exhibition. The letters come from the period between 1919 and 1947.

Stephen Hawking seeks 'Einsteins of Africa'

Professor Stephen Hawking gave a speech in Africa, saying he wants Africa's brilliant talents to rise and meet the world of science soon . He and others see there are many Einsteins, Gates, Brins and Pages in Africa.

Einstein's letter about religion sells for $400,000

Albert Einstein’s letter to Eric Gutkind about his religious views fetches more than $400,000 at an auction to an anonymous buyer.

Op-Ed: Atheists Forget Einstein's Views in Light of New Letter

Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Einstein coined these words long ago and are used today to give hope to many. Now his words are being used again, but perhaps not in a way he would approve of.

Einstein's Final Words on Religion

What were Einstein’s beliefs about God and religion? With the public appearance of a letter he wrote the year before his death, the matter would seem to be settled, though probably not to everyone's satisfaction.

Marilyn Monroe or Einstein? Amazing Optical Illusion

Amazing picture of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein embedded in one.

Video: Einstein 'Hollow Face' Illusion....looks like it moves

The Hollow Face Illusion is probably one of the most amazing optical illusions. The original head of Albert Einstein was created by the sculptor Bryan Parkes and the manufacturing process was done by David Burder.

Einstein Exhibit Opens in New York

New York (voa) - The most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on the life and theories of Albert Einstein opens this week at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Many of the original manuscripts and personal treasures on display have...

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The latest artwork from Erika Simmons  using film reels to design portraits of Pavarotti and Albert ...
The latest artwork from Erika Simmons, using film reels to design portraits of Pavarotti and Albert Einstein
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This artistic rendering of the Gravity Probe B  one of the longest running NASA and Stanford researc...
This artistic rendering of the Gravity Probe B, one of the longest running NASA and Stanford research projects, shows the satellite orbiting the Earth, measuring space-time and devising a four-dimensional description of the universe, as width, height, length, and time.
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