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Kolmogorov Theory of Turbulence and Beyond

Turbulence is a phenomenon in fluid dynamic systems characterized by the chaotic changes in velocity field. Several examples are there to describe the phenomenon of turbulence including smoke rising from cigarettes, terrestrial atmospheric circulation, jet exhaust from a nozzle and flow over a golf ball. The breakdown of the orderly flow of liquid makes it a difficult subject of study. The study involves people from … Continue reading Kolmogorov Theory of Turbulence and Beyond

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Proton

Proton Loses Some Weight

At last following the trend of weight loss, proton decided to lose some weight. The weight loss has been reported by F. Heiße et al. in Phys. Rev. Lett. [1] Throughout these years we have known the mass of a proton to be 1.6726219 x 10-27 kilograms or 1.00727647 amu. However, recently the team of researchers found the mass to be 1.007276466583(15)(29) amu which is 30 … Continue reading Proton Loses Some Weight

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Thoughts and the Artificial Intelligence

Human thought is one of the most mysterious processes. It is nearly impossible to track a thought from start to end. There are about 100 billion nerve cells in the brain and trillion interconnections known as synapses. The primary job of the connection is to transmit signals which is one per second and more in some specialized cases. The signals received by our sensory organs … Continue reading Thoughts and the Artificial Intelligence

Retrocausality

The Arrow of Time and Quantum Retrocausality

Since 1927 the concept of the arrow of time or time’s arrow has been gaining momentum in the discussion table of the physicist. The concept was initially developed by British astronomer Arthur Eddington. It mainly deals with the one way flow of time showing the asymmetry of physical processes over time. Thermodynamically, the second law of thermodynamics also supports the fact and quantifies the arrow … Continue reading The Arrow of Time and Quantum Retrocausality

Maxwells Demon

The Maxwell’s Demon – A Reality Check

The laws of thermodynamics are of fundamental importance in characterizing the thermodynamic systems. Out of the four laws, indexed as zero, one, two and three, the second law has been always fascinating to thermodynamic explorers. The other prior laws namely the zeroth and the first law speak about the thermal equilibrium and conservation of energy. The second law mainly tells about the irreversibility of the … Continue reading The Maxwell’s Demon – A Reality Check

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Do We Have a Reason to Fear from AI

AI or the Artificial Intelligence is a term that is very much common in use nowadays. It started with the drive to make intelligent machines. The quest is, can we impart cognition to machines? The goals were to create expert systems and to implement human like intelligence in machines. However the riddle in the pathway is that, do we have any reason to be afraid … Continue reading Do We Have a Reason to Fear from AI

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The Riddle of Gravitational Wave

Gravitational waves are the ripples in the curvature of space-time that propagates at the speed of light. Massive accelerating objects such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other disrupt the space time in such a way that wave of distorted space would radiate from the source. LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) is the world’s largest gravitational observatory comprising of two enormous laser … Continue reading The Riddle of Gravitational Wave

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Giant Neurons Found – Could Hold Consciousness

A recent discovery found three significant neurons in mammalian brain out of which one is the largest and almost wraps around the entire circumference of the brain. The study has been carried out on a mouse brain at Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington. The neuron is densely connected across both the hemisphere. The standard belief is that it could explain the origin … Continue reading Giant Neurons Found – Could Hold Consciousness

Archaeology Particle Physics

Particle Physics for an Archaeology Hunt

Archaeologists have recently started using the elementary particle called muon for their historical investigations. Muon is an elementary particle similar to the electron, having same charge but different mass. Muon is much heavier than the electron. The particle is highly unstable in nature and decays with a mean lifetime of 2.2 µs. Muons have very high penetrating power and are capable of penetrating through very … Continue reading Particle Physics for an Archaeology Hunt

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Ant’s route and the human traffic system

Finding the shortest route is a nature’s selection. Even by Fermat’s principle, light follows a rectilinear path so as to cover the minimum distance in the entire journey. Ants are no different than this. In an ant colony, a single ant randomly roams about and finds a food destination. While returning it lays a pheromone trail in its path. The other ants from the colony … Continue reading Ant’s route and the human traffic system