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NASA SPHEREx telescope facts and things to know
February 24, 2019

NASA SPHEREx Telescope: 5 Things to Know

NASA is planning to launch a new space telescope by 2023 that will try to answer two burning questions that have been bugging the humanity for centuries: Question 1: What were the first moments in the history of Universe? In other words, how did the universe expand so quickly (in less than a nanosecond) after the big bang? Question 2: How common are the ingredients of life — water and […]

Planet HD 21749b facts
January 10, 2019

Planet HD21749b: 4 Things to know

NASA’s TESS spacecraft has discovered yet another planet — the 3rd one since it began its operations in 2018 — outside our solar system. The planet, dubbed as HD21749b, orbits a bright dwarf star located “relatively” near – at a distance of 53 light years from it in a constellation named Reticulum. Here are a few things that you should know about this discovery: Mass & Size Reportedly, the planet […]

mobile websites better than apps
January 2, 2019

5 Reasons Mobile Websites are superior to Apps

If you’re hoping to get online with your business, one of the first things you have to think about is how you’re going to go about it. There are two main ways of getting a presence online: 1) With a responsive mobile website (that adjusts to fit the device it’s being viewed on) 2) A mobile app, which can usually be downloaded from either Apple Store or Google Play. Whilst […]

bioplastic
December 24, 2018

Bioplastics: Not that environment friendly

Conventional plastics are wreaking havoc on our surroundings, and according to the UN Environmental Program, 6.5 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year. Plastic pollution has become a significant area of concern and researchers are finding ways to combat the same. Can bioplastics be the solution to it? Let’s find out. Bioplastics are an ‘artificial’ form of plastic- renewable and made up of agricultural output such […]

plastic road in India
December 20, 2018

How are Plastic Roads made in India?

The Plastic Man of India, Dr. R. Vasudevan’s ‘plastic road’ technology was patented in the year 2006. However, even after 13 or so years India has been building roads the traditional way, a few exceptions being certain roads in Tamil Nadu and a few pilot projects in Delhi-NCR. With the plastic menace at an all time high, this technology can not only help reduce tonnes of plastic waste in the […]

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 […]

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