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What Really Started the Quantum Revolution

Many folks assume that Einstein and his famous E=mc2 equation single-handedly started the quantum revolution. Actually, Einstein put the icing on a cake that had been baking for a few hundred years, and it was his other, lesser known equation that kicked off the whole quantum era and won him the only Nobel Prize he ever received. And, you may be shocked to learn how rooted in mysticism the whole thing is.

Sound and Light Poll Results

During a chat with a science column writer about his recent article on music from the sun, we had a bit of a difference of opinion on what lay-folks know about sound and light that could contribute to readers misunderstanding a few points in his article. (He didn’t have any false info in the article, …

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Sound and Light

I’ve been having an interesting email chat with a science column writer about a recent article he posted on sound from the sun. Some of the topics we’ve been discussing are the misconceptions about sound and light that folks picked up from media like sci-fi movies. So, I’ve created a fun little poll where you …

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