The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory was founded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT. Two instruments were constructed, one at Hanford, Washington, and the other at Livingston, Louisiana. The project continues under the joint sponsorship of the two schools, plus other universities which have joined the research.
Today (or maybe yesterday by now), it was announced that an observation made in September of 2015, (and verified with extreme rigor), proved the existence of gravity waves, the last unproven element of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. The ability to detect gravitational waves has enormous implications for future avenues of research.
I regret that this post spoiled hhgygy's puzzle, but I began creating this thread well over a hour before his puzzle was posted. I may have become a sucker for the hype, but I image that this breakthrough will remain one of the most important made in my lifetime. Anyway, for anybody else who is likeminded, I'm adding this longish video of the NFS news conference where the announcement was made.
The two existing observatory sites are placemarked in the attached file.
sandbubba: TEK: Amazing! I have been going crazy trying to fix this problem. I followed your instructions and 1st try: English! I thank you very much and kinda wonder how lucky was I to find somebody who speaks Finnish and is tech savvy. Much thanks!
Feb 27, 2021 7:16:59 GMT
syzygy: Some elements in grammar and a few similar words. I should send you some example sentences where similarities become visible.
Feb 26, 2021 23:36:58 GMT
willi1: @ syzygy: Finnish and Hungarian both belong to the Finno-Ugric languages, so I know. Do the Hungarian and Finnish languages have something in common?
Feb 26, 2021 18:54:36 GMT
syzygy: Do not know why I always have to laugh when hear (or read) finnish... as kind of a cute bird-language as I see... ( :
Feb 26, 2021 11:09:07 GMT
syzygy: Let me introduce Tek - our multilingualist. ( :
Feb 26, 2021 11:08:13 GMT
tek: sandbubba In the 4th menu (Työkalut) click the item at the bottom (Asetukset), switch to Yleistä and select Kieli
Feb 26, 2021 9:59:04 GMT
sandbubba: Therefore, I don't understand the language to follow simple instructions to go default English. I uninstall and re-installed GEPro and it does not reset. Any suggestions as to how to tackle this dilemma? I'm at a loss. Is this the right place for that ?
Feb 26, 2021 3:59:14 GMT
sandbubba: OK...might as well get into it. I was over in the Philippines (virtually) and some how, changed the entire language from English to (i think) Finnish.
Feb 26, 2021 3:56:23 GMT
sandbubba: Just joined yesterday, wanting to see if I can learn a few new tricks and maybe solve a problem I have...I like to visit, the Philippines and due to Covid can only go there via GE.
Feb 26, 2021 3:53:57 GMT
dagger66: How do I get SPOILER inserted into my thread post? In FAQ, it says click the button below and type the text. I see a BROKEN IMAGE, then Spoiler Tag which I click but can't enter text and don't understand how to insert it in my post with text ability.
Feb 19, 2021 18:42:39 GMT
syzygy: Right click on kmz folder: Properties --> Style/Color --> Share style (choose or link icon you wish) --> save as,...
Feb 6, 2021 15:12:11 GMT
raineduske: Please help, I am unable to get rid of the large YELLOW addresses, and the light purple addresses, on my google map. Yes, I have unchecked all boxes. Also, it will not allow me to change my thumbnail markers to another design. I have had it loaded twice.
Feb 6, 2021 6:47:33 GMT
syzygy: Use the insert image button (the one with the small image icon)
Feb 3, 2021 21:42:27 GMT
dagger66: I uploaded an image to postimg.cc but cannot figure out how to post it in the F&G blog field. Can you assist?
Feb 2, 2021 17:31:01 GMT
dagger66: How do I post a puzzle? FAQ's say to post the image link in the POST BOX. I can't locate the POST BOS}
Feb 2, 2021 17:07:03 GMT