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Curved Spacetime Mimicked on a Chip
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Oct 6, 2013 8:55 AM




Re: Curved Spacetime Mimicked on a Chip
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Oct 5, 2013 10:52 PM


"Sam Wormley" <swormley1@gmail.com> wrote in message news:K8mdnTmvdJB3dtTPnZ2dnUVZ_jOdnZ2d@giganews.com... > Curved Spacetime Mimicked on a Chip >> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=curvedspacetimemimickedonachip > >> It took two major expeditions charting the solar eclipse of 1919 to >> verify Albert Einstein's weird prediction about gravity  that it >> distorts the path of light waves around stars and other astronomical >> bodies, distorting objects in the background. Now, researchers have >> created the first precise analogue of that effect on a microchip. >> >> Any large mass distorts the geometry of space around it, for instance >> making parallel light rays diverge or converge. One consequence, >> described by Einstein's general theory of relativity, is that objects >> behind a body such as the Sun may look magnified or distorted as the >> optical path of light goes through the region of warped space.
Sam, how can space be distorted if space does not exist?
 Tom Potter
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