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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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Electrical Manipulation in Microfluidics

With the success of the project “Programmable droplet”, a new era has begun to the field of microfluidics. Microfluidics is an interdisciplinary branch that deals with the behavior, precise control and manipulation of fluids whose sizes are geometrically constrained to small scale. This branch has vast practical applications, especially in molecular biology. Microfluidics has led to the creation of powerful tools for biologists to control … Continue reading Electrical Manipulation in Microfluidics

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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