I’m sure you are aware of the recent announcement that researchers had detected gravitational waves, some 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence. But how clear are you on the details of what they are and how they were measured?
In the video below, Columbia University physicist Brian Greene puts things into easily understood and entertaining terms for Stephen Colbert. There’s a great joy in having a public figure like Colbert who is clearly so enthused and interested in scientific discovery, and we can only hope he continues his work in providing a public platform for communicators of science.
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Thanks a lot for the good demonstration link!
So, if gravitational waves exist, then, Earth would collapse or be disturbed soon under the effect of losing its mass by the enormous amounts of fossil fuels extracted yearly: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716301231
It might be time to look for another planet that does not contain fossil fuels!