NET NEWS: Einstein for the Masses

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Science  10 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5703, pp. 1871c
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5703.1871c

Readers flummoxed by Einstein's special theory of relativity might soon get help, thanks to an Internet challenge. To mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein's achievement, the Italian company Pirelli, which runs an annual Web site contest, is offering a prize for the best 5-minute multimedia presentation that makes special relativity intelligible to a general audience. Entries are due by 15 March 2005, and the winner, to be announced next summer, will pocket € 25,000 (about $30,000). Get more details here:

www.pirelliaward.com/einstein.html

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