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posted by mattie_p on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:02AM   Printer-friendly
from the einstein-could-be-wrong-you-know dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"The search for gravity waves has been a century long epic. They are a prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity but for years physicists argued about their theoretical existence. By literally squeezing light on a quantum level, scientists are refining detection instruments to an extent never seen before.

If you want to place bets on the date of first detection of some gravity wave then some physicists would bet on 2016, probably the majority would bet 2017. A few pessimists would say that we will discover unexpected problems that might take a few years to solve."

 
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  • (Score: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:38PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:38PM (#6572)

    That book looks really interesting. Is it good?

  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:49PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:49PM (#6677) Homepage Journal

    More to the point, does it have anything to do with gravity waves? They're mentioned in Nobots (Chapter 23) [mcgrewbooks.com].

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Grishnakh on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:28PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:28PM (#6712)

      According to the OP's Wikipedia link, the book is about some aliens discovering Earth when humans perform artificial gravity experiments focused at the Moon, which sets off automated detectors the aliens had planted there. If you believe that gravity waves are real, and are willing to accept the possibility of artificial gravity (at least as a plot device, as this is a sci-fi book), then the answer is yes.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by CaptainK on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:12AM

    by CaptainK (1110) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:12AM (#7055)

    Do read the book, it is well written.

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