Fosbury Flop – The Art of High Jumping

Often players are seen to apply the concepts of physics in order to understand and perform better in games. With the advent and advancement of modern scientific tools, understanding of sports has become more interesting. Beside the modern tools of technology, players use fundamental science to improve performance. Fosbury flop is such an event in the history of high jumping. During the 1968 Olympic, American … Continue reading Fosbury Flop – The Art of High Jumping

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3D Image Projected into Thin Air – A Star Wars Tech in Real life

Sci-Fi novels and movies have always inspired scientists to expand their limit of imagination. We got the idea of submarines from Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. The inventor of the modern helicopter, Igor Sikorsky was inspired by another Verne’s book, “Clipper of the Clouds”. In the early 1970’s the design of the very first mobile phone by Motorola was influenced by the … Continue reading 3D Image Projected into Thin Air – A Star Wars Tech in Real life

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Rare Celestial Event: The Super Blue Blood Moon

Of all the many eye-catching astronomical events occurred till date, 2017 seems to be the best remembered for the much anticipated total eclipse of the Sun. Last January 31st, 2018 happened to grab the curiosity of skywatchers which showcased another rare celestial event when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combined and resulted in a “super blue blood moon”. The “super blue blood moon” is … Continue reading Rare Celestial Event: The Super Blue Blood Moon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Complex States of Light

Over the last few years, applied physicists are trying to develop some nanostructured material that can generate new and complex states of light. A recent study made by researchers from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new tool to generate, more complex states of light in a completely different way. “We have developed a metasurface which is a … Continue reading Complex States of Light

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The Floating Lunar Dust

Moon doesn’t have an atmosphere synonymous to earth, so the surface of the satellite of earth mostly covered by a loose layer of heterogeneous superficial material covering solid rock called as regolith. The substance is a fine powder like, the tiny grains are most sharp and cut like glass, has a shiny look and nearly clings to everything. The dust formation occurs when meteoroids crash … Continue reading The Floating Lunar Dust