Science: Fractions

> In 1969, University of Maryland Physicist Joseph Weber astonished the scientific world with the claim that he had detected gravity waves—a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity but never confirmed by actual observation. Since then, scientists in half a dozen countries have tried to duplicate Weber's experiment (in which he measured tiny deformations in two large aluminum cylinders); but none of these efforts has been successful. Now still another negative report has been filed. Using a detector at least as sensitive as Weber's equipment, IBM Physicists Richard Garwin and James Levine write in Physical Review Letters, they...

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