The Albert Einstein Memorial is seen at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, on Thursday, the day that scientists announced that for the first time they had detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Einstein a century ago,. Photo: Reuters

Gravitational waves for dummies: what are they and why are scientists so excited about them?

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The Albert Einstein Memorial is seen at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, on Thursday, the day that scientists announced that for the first time they had detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Einstein a century ago,. Photo: Reuters
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