Tag: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Everyone knows Long Island is home to Billy Joel, Charles Lindbergh’s first trans-Atlantic flight, and the nation’s first lighthouse, in Montauk, but here are some lesser-known local facts that may surprise even longtime Long Islanders.
Netflix's popular sci-fi/paranormal thriller 'Stranger Things' draws upon cult classics including Indiana Jones, E.T. the Extraterrestrial, and The Goonies, yet Long Island, home to Montauk, NY—the site of the mysterious Camp Hero, which has been used by the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War, and Upton, NY's Brookhaven National Laboratory—is perhaps its greatest muse.
This nearly incomprehensible explosion of energy—a cosmic cataclysm creating literal ripples in the very fabric of spacetime, dubbed “Gravitational Waves”—was detected Sept. 14, 2015 by the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors in Livingston, Louisiana and Hanford, Washington. These waves were predicted more than 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, and their validation gives credence to his other theories, among these, that time travel is more than possible, but a simple understanding of how this realm works.
Secret supersonic military war crafts? Extraterrestrials? Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider?
Among the positive signs the report spotted is the Island’s relatively small but growing biomedical industry.
“When we have a movie here our entire neighborhood gets affected by it, which is great! It’s a huge impact for everyone.”
"This is a big controversy, and I’ve kind of fallen into the middle of it.”
In Monday's response to the report’s worst-case scenario, the Empire State’s Congressional representatives have begun to weigh in.