Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of “Born on a Blue Day,” Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind.
Einstein was right again. There is a space-time vortex around Earth, and its shape precisely matches the predictions of Einstein’s theory of gravity.
Researchers confirmed these points at a press conference today at NASA headquarters where they announced the long-awaited results of Gravity Probe B (GP-B).
“The space-time around Earth appears to be distorted just as general relativity predicts,” says Stanford University physicist Francis Everitt, principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B mission.
Why is this cool? Check out the handy layperson explanation in this Reddit thread.
Here’s the full news conference.
Seen on my way to work this morning, and a couple of days late for Pi Day:
Yep, today is 3.14, so Happy Pi Day to one and all! I’d recommend celebrating with the consumption of some sort of circular dessert and a damn fine cup of coffee.
As I found out last year,
The string 1414 occurs at position 1,636 counting from the first digit after the decimal point.
so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice. :)