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New Technique to Probe Gravity

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A team of international scientists has provided more evidence validating RTB’s cosmic creation model. Physicists used a movable lead ring to affect the gravitational field around an interferometer (a device using two beams of radiation to create an interference pattern). The gravitational constant (governing one of the universe’s four fundamental forces) can be calculated from deviations in the interference pattern as the lead ring moves. Measurements of the gravitational force constant using this novel technique match previous results. Additionally, the technique has the potential to dramatically improve the precision of these measurements. One sign of a good model is that future measurements confirm past results. These improvements provide an ideal test bed to further validate (or falsify) RTB’s model.  

o       J. B. Fixler et al., “Atom Interferometer Measurement of the Newtonian Constant of Gravity,” Science 315 (2007): 74-77.

o       http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/315/5808/74

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