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The James Webb Space Telescope

Named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, one of the greatest projects undertaken by NASA was the Hubble Space Telescope. Though not the first of its kind, the space telescope remains to be one of the most successful satellites ever. It has served as an important research tool, capturing impressive pictures of the cosmos. Despite being such […]

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A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

The word “revolutionary” will not do justice in describing the man. Neither will “genius” nor will “impactful”. Stephen Hawking transcended all these – impressively marking himself out to be the most renowned scientist of the times. His presence in today’s world of denial pressed humanity to believe in science.   On the 14th of March, […]

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How Much Radioactivity will Kill You?

  The word “radiation” hits us as something formidable almost instantly. We are quite aware of what radiation could do to us – it creates mutations that are largely detrimental (yes, we are not going to become superheroes) and can lead to lifelong complications.   Radiation exists everywhere – from the air we breathe to […]

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Can We Cure Aging?

Age defines the limit to each human’s potential. Simply put, aging makes you less productive and active, and there is nothing you can do about it. This thought has been one of consternation for humans ever since the beginning. Reaching the ‘Fountain of Youth’  has been long coveted, and intense research is conducted in an […]

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Powering the Future

One of the growing concerns of transport systems is the ebbing availability of crude oil. Everything from cars to airplanes depends on the crude oil market. Even thermal power stations, which produce nearly 50% of the electricity used by the world, are taking a fall as natural resources are depleting. Almost all major cities in […]

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The Fermi Paradox: Are We Alone?

Over the last few decades, humans have been employing various means to detect aliens. From trying to send radio signals to developing highly sensitive telescopes, we have been tirelessly working to find a space neighbor – and there just seems to be none. In a universe that is 90,000,000,000 light years wide (and rapidly expanding), […]

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