excitonium

Excitonium – A New Form of Matter

A team of researchers comprised of Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA along with their colleagues at Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Amsterdam, have proven the existence of excitonium in non-doped crystals of the oft-analyzed transition metal dichalcogenide titanium diselenide (1T-TiSe2) [1,2]. This enigmatic new form of matter … Continue reading Excitonium – A New Form of Matter

antibiotic

The Risk of Antibiotic Overuse and Misuse

Antibiotics are generally prescribed to treat a specific bacterial infection like Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Strep Throat, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Acne, ear infection, etc. The misuse of the same can lead to the specific bacterial resistance. In a disease-system, antibiotic resistance can be developed through transformation, transposon and by scavenging DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) remnants. Antibiotics also stop functioning when a bacteria’s self-defending system gets modified. To … Continue reading The Risk of Antibiotic Overuse and Misuse

Indus Civilization

Migration of an Ancient River and Rise of Indus Civilization

Around 5000 years from now, in the plain of Indo-Gangetic basin, the great cities of Indus civilization flourished. The common wisdom is that major Himalayan-based rivers nourished this civilization and sustained the life in it. However, at the divide of Ganga-Yamuna and Indus, in the Ghaggar-Hakra region, multiple urban settlements were found without a major Himalayan-fed river flowing through it. This had been the subject … Continue reading Migration of an Ancient River and Rise of Indus Civilization

Qudits

Qudits: The Face of Quantum Computing

Keeping the fast pace of development in the world of quantum computation, scientists could include another abbreviation to this field, which is named as Qudits. Qudits define the new future of quantum computing which is quite different than Qubits. The community could develop a microchip that can generate qudits, each assuming 10 or more states which is different from a qubit. Qubits operate on the … Continue reading Qudits: The Face of Quantum Computing

Particle Accelerator

Particle Accelerator Dedicated to Art

Recently in Paris, a particle accelerator has been dedicated to art and this happens to be the world’s first particle accelerator dedicated for such purpose. The 37-meter huge installation is underneath the Paris museum. The sole purpose is to authenticate the paintings. It bears an upgrade cost of 2.1 million (approx.) and can determine the chemical makeup of objects without the need to take samples. … Continue reading Particle Accelerator Dedicated to Art

KATRIN

KATRIN – A Curiosity about the tiny Ghost Particle of the Universe

The sub-atomic world is flooded with a number of fundamental particles. They are categorized into various families or classes depending on some properties like spin, mass etc. possessed by them. Among them, Neutrino is the one with extremely small mass. The existence of Neutrino was first established by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930 using the Beta decay of nuclear reaction to explain the conservation of energy and … Continue reading KATRIN – A Curiosity about the tiny Ghost Particle of the Universe

Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy to Help People Overcome METH Addiction

Instead of using drugs or surgery, gene therapy is the modern experimental technique to treat or prevent any genetic disease. But a team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences thinks that the same phenomena can be used to treat the disease of addiction by counteracting the high therapeutic concentrations that methamphetamine (METH) produces (In this context we should remember that currently there are no medications available to treat methamphetamine abuse disorders). Continue reading Gene Therapy to Help People Overcome METH Addiction

FUGU

FUGU – Poisonous but Delicious

The flavor of food items varies with the different communities living in this wondrous planet. People seismically enlarge their tastes by finding different cooking recipes, both on vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. Out of such items, fishes remain as a regular food item for different bunches of people in this world. It may be known to some people that there are some countries (Japan, Korea, China) … Continue reading FUGU – Poisonous but Delicious

Ross 128b

Ross 128b – A Search for Life beyond Our Planet

Are we the only think tanks in this universe? Is there a place somewhere in the whole universe where some advanced living beings breathe air just like us? These are probably the most intriguing questions that are dropping restless thoughts in us for quite some time. A group of researchers has just discovered a low mass alien planet (You can call it an exoplanet), popularly … Continue reading Ross 128b – A Search for Life beyond Our Planet

Oldest Water

World’s Oldest Water Trapped in a “Shadow Zone” Deep in the Ocean

The age of any ocean water is calculated on the basis of its re-circulation process. Typically it takes few days to few years, to come in contact with the atmosphere. But deep in the North Pacific Ocean, there is a place that has remained trapped in a “shadow zone” 2 km below the sea surface for near about 2000 years. A group of scientists from … Continue reading World’s Oldest Water Trapped in a “Shadow Zone” Deep in the Ocean