Category Archives: Albert Einstein

Robert Scherrer explains Dark Energy

Explainer: the mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe’s rate of expansion Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists? What goes up must come down… right? […] Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Genetic Manipulation

All parents want the best for their children. They want them to be safe, happy, and healthy. What if you were able to ensure all of these things for your child through genetic manipulation? The scary part about altering one’s genes, as explored in Gattaca, is not in the prevention of future disease and illness. […] Continue reading

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I’m Relatively Uplifted

Blog 3: I’ll be honest. Before this reading assignment, my view of wormholes and time machines was probably similar to that of the majority of people. It made for decent science fiction, and not much else. Upon my reading of Kip Thorne’s discussion of “Sagan questions” and “exotic matter” I will admit to becoming slightly […] Continue reading

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