Runners live longer, so they say, and a new iPhone app proves it through the theory of special relativity. Just in time for marathon season!
As your velocity increases, time as you experience it slows down relative to something moving slower than you. A passenger on a spaceship traveling near the speed of light would appear to have aged less than his friends when he returned to Earth, for instance. Similarly, a fast runner appears to gain time compared to a slow runner.
If we wish to travel through time, we must be able to control it, to mold it to our own desires and specifications...
By Michael Moyer
Posted 02.19.2002 at 9:05 pm 0 Comments
If we wish to travel through time, we must be able to control it, to mold it to our own desires and specifications. This is possible only through Einstein's theory of relativity. Instead of imagining space as an immutable structure, part of Einstein's genius was realizing that space and time are interlinked in a single, pliable framework called space-time. Both space and time can be distorted, sometimes dramatically. Time travel requires nothing more than exploiting those distortions to create a path through time that ends earlier-or much later-than it begins.
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