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Best article I can find on possible "light" gravitational waves can shine on the universe.

IIRC from many years ago, with sufficient gravitational wave observations - ideally linked to observed source events, eg Gamma Ray Bursts - you don't just get the stuff referred to in article below.

You also get data on the limits of the lumpiness of the universe [aka whether spacetime itself is quantised] and other fun theoretical questions in quantum cosmology.  But I can't find reference articles for stuff like that right now.  I could  also be spectacularly wrong about that.

For those awake and want news as it happens - see here for reference to live feed of announcement
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=8295
The discovery of ripples in space-time will vindicate Einstein — but it can also do so much more.
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LIGO news conference http://www.ligo.org/news/media-advisory.php
Thursday morning US time

Big link with pic is to New Scientist, with details about what is happening.
Has the LIGO experiment seen gravitational waves? New Scientist has probed public observation logs, and here is our exclusive look at where they might be
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Calculus needed a God.  All hail Marduk 
An analysis of five ancient tablets reveals the Babylonians calculated the position of Jupiter using geometric techniques almost 1,500 years earlier than first thought.
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"8 classic novels reduced to their punctuation":
What can you tell about Moby Dick and other literary masterpieces after you've stripped out all the words?
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Less than 4 hours until I get 5 days off.

Fly away tomorrow to see parents.

May be here even less than usual.  Possibly more.
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Also, the hype and crash of how he launched and doomed Lighthouse??. Which was annoying as it was his only original and truly creative Bitcoin idea.
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+Ian simpson privacy is nice. Nothing like having a little private retreat from the world.
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Will have a look soon.

 
The first issue of the peer-reviewed, open-access Journal of Science Fiction is up! Check it out and let us know what you think.
 http://ow.ly/XBTZ1

Also from the folks building toward the new Museum of Science Fiction — Science fiction is the story of humanity: who we were, who we are, and who we dream to be. https://lnkd.in/empzFrV
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The control tower at Albury airport possibly the most exciting thing here except for me and the selection of beers at the bar.

Plane ✈ that was meant to take me to Sydney turned around. So about a 3 hour delay. That also means rescheduled flight from Sydney to Brisbane. At least I will get to use the Virgin airport lounge. 
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Will give this a good look when I get home.

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See the clip below for some amazing 8mm film of the Fender factory from the late 1950s. Shot inside Fender’s original Fullerton, California guitar factory in 1959 according to the upl...
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The Eagles founder and guitarist Glenn Frey has died, the band announces on its website.
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I looked at the list of everyone who has died this month so far celebrity-wise ... there's more than a dozen so far. So sad that so many have been taken by cancer.
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