I'm not a scientist and I don't claim to understand a lot about this apparently HUGE scientific discovery, but I don't think this should stop me in sharing some videos I watched and articles I read. After all, here I'm assuming the role of a mere messenger, a messenger that was always fascinated by space and science. I also believe that every scientific discovery is a sign of mankind's progress towards a better future.
"This illustration shows the gravitational waves thought to be produced by two orbiting white dwarf stars in a binary system called J0651, according to an August 2012 study."
Credit: NASA - Taken from space.com
Gravitational waves are "ripples" in spacetime which behave like waves when you throw a stone in water, going outwards from the source. Now for the first time this effect has been observed on Earth. See this video from ESA where Gravitational Waves are Simply Explained With A Cube And Marble:
As passionate Twitter users would say "Facebook is for connecting with people you went to high school with. Twitter is for connecting with people you wish you went to high school with".
This is my small collection of interesting twitter accounts you should follow. This is a "No Development" edition, meaning there will be no developers' or IT accounts in here. This is a topic for another post because there are so many "must-follow" developers and development accounts out there. So, on with the list. It is sorted in no particular order.
United Nations - @UN
"The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after WW II by countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights."
Gates is a programmer, inventor, former CEO of Microsoft and a philanthropist. Right now he's trying to save the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson - @neiltyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist and author. He tweets great stuff not only about space, but about science and humanity in general.
Continuing to publish videos I think might be useful/inspirational, here's a video where Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future. Find 30 minutes of free time to hear Bill Gates talk about ecology and climate.
In this TEDx talks video Lucianne Walkowicz explains the importance of preserving our dark night sky from the perils of light pollution and other lesser-known factors. In Lucianne's eyes, "Our night sky is a natural resource, it's like a park you can visit without ever having to travel there."