TWIST – Episode 3 – Relativity Is An Approximation of Modern Mechanics

This Week In Science & Technology

Episode 3 – Relativity Is An Approximation Of Modern Mechanics

In Episode 3 of This Week In Science & Technology (TWIST), in less than 10 minutes I shatter two myths: that relativity is the only theory that leads to E=mc2 and that it is the only theory that will properly predict the results of specific experiments. While the material I cover will be familiar to some viewers, it is also a good summary of why relativity is believed to be valid, while at the same time showing that relativity is no longer unique.


Steve_aes-114Steven B. Bryant is a researcher and author who investigates the innovative application and strategic implications of science and technology on society and business. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he specialized in machine learning and interactive intelligence. He also holds an MBA from the University of San Diego. He is the author of DISRUPTIVE: Rewriting the rules of physics, which is a thought–provoking book that shows where relativity fails and introduces Modern Mechanics, a unified model of motion that fundamentally changes how we view modern physics. DISRUPTIVE is available at,, and other booksellers!

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