curvature curvature  /ˈkɜr və tʃər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
  2. (n) the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
  3. (n) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Usage(s):

  1. Ergo, the extra curvature must come from some unseen energyjust about the amount, it turns out, suggested by the supernova observations.
  2. If an object is dense enough, the curvature can become nearly infinite, perhaps opening a tunnel that connects distant regions of space-time as though they were next door.
  3. At sea level the curvature of the earth limits the range of vision to 2.

News

  1. Transportation Software synchronizes vehicle systems, ADAS data.

    Providing position, direction, and time information, RoadScape™ promotes location and situational awareness for automotive and transportation industry. Solution provides Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) data – road slope, curvature, height – to vehicle control systems, enabling OEMs to develop end-user powertrain applications that enable fuel savings and CO2 reduction ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Eagle eye view

    The weather balloon carrying the Ellison Eagle bursts at 86,409 feet above Earth. / Submitted photo The Ellison Eagle landed in a tree in Estell Manor after traveling high enough in space to see the curvature of the Earth.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

  3. Academy at Shawnee students launch weather balloon

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Students at the Academy of Shawnee sent a weather balloon high into the sky on Monday from Floyds Fork Park. The experiment tested to see how far the balloon which was equipped with a small box carrying three cameras, would go into the atmosphere. "One thing that surprised me, is that when you go up that high, you can see the curvature of the earth. You can see the ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

Quotes

  1. Obama analyzed and integrated Einstein's theory of relativity, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, as well as the concept of curved space as an alternative to gravity, for a Law Review article that Tribe wrote titled, "The Curvature of...
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Laurence Tribe Source: FOXNews

  2. "Measuring the curvature of space caused by gravity is one of the most sensitive ways to learn how Einstein's theory of General Relativity relates to quantum physics. Uniting gravity theory with quantum theory is a major goal of 21st-Century...
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Sergei Kopeikin Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "The first time I went out the door, I saw the whole world. You could see the earth's curvature. The second time, it was at night, and you could still see a lot of lights," Williams said in response to Akanksha's query.
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Sunita Williams Source: Hindu

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