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Gravity wave project takes important step

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they're one step closer to "hearing" gravity waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century.
Suit charges GM with abducting Einstein

Suit charges GM with abducting Einstein

DETROIT, May 27 (UPI) -- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has filed suit against U.S. automaker General Motors Co. for illegal use of Albert Einstein's image, court papers show.

Wildfire suit involves Einstein documents

MORGAN HILL, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- A California man's lawsuit says a 2007 wildfire destroyed a number of documents created by physicist Albert Einstein.
Einstein's theory of relativity confirmed

Einstein's theory of relativity confirmed

PRINCETON, N.J., March 17 (UPI) -- Princeton University scientists who tested Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity say they have determined it holds true even at cosmic distances.
N.J. dorm named for Frank Sinatra

N.J. dorm named for Frank Sinatra

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Students at New Jersey's Montclair State University have voted to name a new dorm after the late Garden State crooner and actor Frank Sinatra, officials said.

Study links Einstein letters to e-mails

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois say the pen and paper letters written by geniuses like Albert Einstein are very similar to today's e-mails.

Study disputes Einstein theory of liquids

URBANA, Ill., July 27 (UPI) -- Microscopic objects floating in fluids move great distances at times, not just in a bell curve, disputing an Einstein theory, a U.S. university study suggests.
Einstein photograph sold for $74,000

Einstein photograph sold for $74,000

AMHERST, N.H., June 21 (UPI) -- An auctioneer in Amherst, N.H., says he sold a famed photograph of theoretical physicist Albert Einstein for $74,324.

Physics historian Martin Klein dead at 84

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 3 (UPI) -- Martin J. Klein, a historian of modern physics and editor of Albert Einstein's papers, has died at the age of 84 in Chapel Hill, N.C., his daughter said.

Philosophy historian Grene dead at 98

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 22 (UPI) -- Marjorie Grene, a noted Library of Living Philosophers historian, reportedly has died in Blacksburg, Va., at the age of 98.
Scientists confrirm Einstein's e=mc2

Scientists confrirm Einstein's e=mc2

PARIS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- European researchers say they've confirmed Albert Einstein's e=mc2, more than a century after the famous physicist first unveiled the hypothesis.

Einstein letters up for sale

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Five letters from Albert Einstein, four of them discussing Russia's position in the post-World War II world, are going on the auction block in London.

Body parts are collectibles for some

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- A 96-year-old retired eye doctor in New Jersey says he keeps Albert Einstein's eyeballs preserved in a jar because they intrigue him.

Source of drug tolerant TB is discovered

PITTSBURGH, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S.-led medical scientists say they have found the source of drug-tolerant tuberculosis, as well as the bacteria causing TB relapses.

Dawkins among Einstein letter bidders

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- Renowned British atheist Richard Dawkins says he was among the bidders for a rare Albert Einstein letter that dismissed religion as "childish superstitions."

Claim: Obese people cause global warming

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- Some British experts say fat people are contributing to global warming more than those who are thin because they require more food and fuel.

Study casts doubt on high-salt diet risk

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- New York researchers say that contrary to long-held assumptions, high-salt diets may not increase the risk of death.

Einstein letter calls religion 'childish'

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Albert Einstein a year before he died said he found religion "childish," a letter revealed in Britain said.

'Math geek' stigma repels students

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Despite "math geeks" making millions during the dot.com era, the math geek stigma keeps many from studying mathematics, a British and Welsh study says.
Springsteen makes N.J. Hall of Fame

Springsteen makes N.J. Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J., May 4 (UPI) -- Rock singer Bruce Springsteen is among the New Jersey luminaries chosen as inaugural inductees for the state's Hall of Fame, hall officials say.

Overusing codeine increases migraine risk

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Overusing codeine, oxycodone and barbiturates to help migraine increases the risk of chronic migraine, a U.S. study found.

Vitamin D may protect against PAD

ATLANTA, April 17 (UPI) -- People with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, New York researchers said.

Pioneering physicist John A. Wheeler dies

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J., April 15 (UPI) -- John A. Wheeler, a pioneering physicist who gave black holes their name, has died of pneumonia at age 96 at his home in New Jersey.

Elderly women benefit from mammograms

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests that women 70 and older benefit from yearly mammograms to help detect breast cancer.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2008.
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