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Michelson, Morley and LIGO

Two teams of scientists, 128 years apart.  The first team, two men, got a negative result that shattered a long-standing theory.  The second team, a thousand strong, got a positive result that provided final confirmation of another long-standing theory.  671 more words

That Laser Asteroid Mini-Death Star Thing Is Back In The News

“Yes, you caught it: I said weapon, for if a weapon can be constructed to vaporize asteroids, say, of small or medium size, imagine what such a weapon might do to buildings or targets on earth, with appropriate phase conjugation to minimize atmospheric effects… 296 more words

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Science Sunday - LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves

This is the beginning of a series of weekly posts related to current events in science. I’ll pick a big story from the past week and post a video or two about it. 134 more words

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Seeing ripples in spacetime

One hundred years after Albert Einstein shared it with the world, the general relativity is waiting for its last confirmation: direct observation of gravitational waves. These ripples in the curvature of spacetime are created when a massive object accelerates. 828 more words

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The Future of Optical Technology


Telescopes could dramatically shrink in the future with a gen-after-next technology called SPIDER. A thin, scalable array of tiny lenslets piece together visual information like a jigsaw puzzle—a science called interferometry—and will eliminate all the bulk of traditional telescopes. 19 more words

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First Light From Black Hole Innovation Makes Remarkable Discovery

According to researchers lead by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, a newly installed instrument for zooming in on black holes at ESO’s Very Large Telescope made a surprising discovery from the first set of data. 412 more words
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Holography And Its Application - Ostrovsky

In this post we will see Holography And Its Application by  Yu. I. Ostrovsky. 

About the book:

The books explains basic physical fundamentals of a hologram and holography.

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