E=mc2 = 100 Years Old

By Anthony | November 21st, 2005 | 2:11 pm

Einstein’s famous equation is relatively old:

In 1905, it was final proof of the genius and imagination of a young German-born scientist who had yet to land a university post. … Einstein showed in a handful of lines that as you accelerate an object, it not only gets faster, it also gets heavier. That in turn makes further pushing less fruitful so that eventually nothing can be accelerated beyond the speed of light. The equation rounded out the theory of relativity he had started earlier in the year.

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