Did the light travel in a straight path through the air before it reached the bowl of water?
Light always travels in a straight line. It's direction can be changed, by reflection or refraction, but it does not bend.
If you were to travel straight east from the Mediterranean sea through the middle east which river would you come to first?
It depends where you entered. If you entered through Israel you would first hit the river Jordan. If you entered through Lebanon you might hit the Litani River, or a number of other rivers that flow into the Mediterranean Sea. If you entered through Syria or Turkey there are a number of small rivers you might hit before you reached the Euphrates.
Many think a laser travels in a straight line due to it being made of particles since particles travel in a straight line when not acted upon by a force. This is not why a laser is straight. A laser is actually a wave and waves are able to travel around corners. If you notice, ocean waves actually seem to bend around corners. Sound waves do the same thing so that you can hear someone…
Energy does always travel in a straight line. It is true that close to a massive object the energy may 'appear' to bend, but this is simply because mass bends space, a straight line through curved space is still a straight line. So the reason that energy travels in a straight line is because a straight line is actually defined as the path taken by a beam of light!
No nation (or any land, for that matter) can be reached by travelling straight east from Argentina's most southern town. The only obstruction between Argentina's two coasts is the ocean. If one were to travel straight to the east from Argentina's most southern town, they would end up back in Argentina because the ocean is the only obstruction around the globe at that latitude.
Does time move in a straight line excluding spacetime gravity changes or in a wave and if a wave do you travel on the wave or through it?
Simply put, the straight line is the on, and the circle is the off. These symbols represent an electrical circuit. The Straight line represents a closed circuit, which means the switch is on and the electric current can travel through it, and the circle means and open circuit, where the current cannot travel because the circuit is open. A quick trick to remember: "O, Open, Off".
Sound is the vibration of matter and since there is no matter in space it can't transmit the vibrations. However, if hypothetically the sound could travel through space it would reach earth in 137,000 hours, unfortunately, the light of the explosion would reach earth in about 8.5 min that is not applying Newton's law of instantaneous forces, which says that the earth would instantly be released from orbit before anything at all reached earth and…