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LG smartphone with 16 rear cameras patent
November 28, 2018

Smartphones: What is the purpose of 16 rear cameras?

Every other day we are bombarded with the news that ‘X’ company is launching a smartphone with 4 rear cameras, ‘Y’ company is launching a cellphone with 8 rear cameras, and ‘Z’ company is going one step ahead with 16 rear cameras…but the real question is- Do these 4, 5, 8, 16 rear cameras serve any real purpose? Or are they just a result of brand war between technology giants? […]

Why has the kilogram been redefined
November 19, 2018

Why has the Kilogram been redefined?

Students around the world are frowning as to why the kilogram has been redefined. Will it impact the way they solve numerical problems involving mass/force? Does 1 kg still remain equal to 1000 g? If these questions are puzzling your mind, do not panic as we try to answer what exactly most of the young people are looking for. So let’s head on to the first question….. Why has the […]

SpiNNaker supercomputer facts and things you should know
November 12, 2018

SpiNNaker: 4 Things you should know about world’s largest supercomputer

Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker), the world’s largest human brain-like supercomputer, was switched on for the first time in November of 2018. It took over 20 years in conception and 12 years in construction to finally come to ‘life’. The primary objective of the machine is to aid neuroscientists better understand how the human brain works. Here is everything about the SpiNNaker supercomputer that you ought to know: 1) The […]

Before Mission Mangal release facts and things that you should know about India'as Mars Orbiter Mission
November 10, 2018

Mission Mangal Release: Things you should know about India’s ‘Mangalyaan’

Counting the Mangalyaan Mission or the Mars Orbiter Mission as one of the biggest and proudest achievements of India won’t be untrue. ‘MOM’ proved that India is capable of achieving things which many countries are still dreaming of. In fact, with the mission, India proved to the world that it can achieve the ‘same targets’ with rather greater efficiency. The Mangalyaan space probe was launched on 5th of November 2013 […]

dead sea where swimming is floating
November 5, 2018

Dead Sea: Where you can’t drown but still die!

“Dead Sea” is one of those names that can send shivers down the spine of the faint of heart. Although spooky as it may sound, the dead sea isn’t as dead as it seems, because it is a popular tourist destination. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the place each year not just for the sake of enjoyment but also for the ‘health treatment’ the salty water offers to the […]

14 Facts you always get wrong
October 30, 2018

14 Interesting facts you always get wrong!

There is no end to facts and thus there isn’t any end to entertainment. However, when we usually read facts, we often skip the questions as to “Why” or “How” a factual statement being made is valid or possible. In this post we are going to look at some interesting facts with their valid explanations/research. So without further ado: Can lightning strike in the same place twice? Yes, as per […]

how to collect clean water from air
October 26, 2018

Get Clean Water from Air for less than 2 cents a liter

A couple residing in LA has won $1.5 million in cash (XPrize) for developing a system that can make clean water from air for less than 2 cents a quart. For those who are unfamiliar with the word ‘quart’, please take note that a quart is a unit of measurement for liquids that stands for different values in the US and the UK. While a quart is equal to 0.94 […]

Facts about Bhakra Nangal Dam
October 24, 2018

Bhakra-Nangal Dam: Everything You Should Know

Clean water is an indispensable and scarce resource available to every living being on Earth. It is, thus, a responsibility of every individual to save it and use it wisely. Surely, we don’t know how well the other beings on the planet fathom the fact but we, the human race, not just comprehend it but have even undertaken many measures to save this precious ‘commodity’. One such solution to curb […]

A magnified image of the world's smallest computer which can be dwarfed by a grain of rice
June 23, 2018

World’s smallest computer: Things you should know

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been making headlines of late for their newest invention- the world’s smallest computer. The device – which is so tiny that even a grain of rice can cover it – is only 0.3 mm long. However, since it loses all its programming and data once the power is turned off, experts are not sure whether referring to this ‘microdevice’ as a ‘computer’ should […]

June 21, 2018

9 Good Things about Plastic

Before you go through this post, we would like all our readers to know that we do not support the use of plastic whatsoever. No matter how many good aspects are associated with this man-made material, it can never-ever outweigh the risks it poses to our environment and its habitants. However, since these days we are reading all about the negative side of Plastic, here are a few positive things […]

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