October 6, 2018

In a time where the products of fossil fuels run amok in our atmosphere, researchers have been busy in finding clean, efficient and feasible power resources. Solar, wind and fusion power techniques all have their negatives and and so we turn towards the delicate processes that bind nature itself, particularly photosynthesis.

Plants make their energy through a chemical reaction in their leaves. Using the photons from the sun, pl...

July 2, 2018

Turritopsis dohrnii is a species of small biologically immortal jellyfish capable of reverting back to sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary individual through a process called trans-differentiation. 

As the tantalizing wave of debris encumbers me, my only safe haven is no more. The gurgling onslaught of waste seems to be my last encounter in the Japanese waters. As I hol...

Born Neils Stensen in late 17th century era Denmark, today Nicolas Steno is immortalized by many as the founder of modern geology and specifically modern stratigraphy, along with inducing a change in the way of scientific thinking emphasizing on empiricism over logic and past theory. He never referred to Aristitolean metaphysics or Cartesian deductions but rather believed in what results his experiments produced, advancing wit...

From plants to humans, we all are 'star stuff', as Carl Sagan famously remarked; embedded inside us are the products of stellar fusion, the necessities of sustaining life itself.

The Sun is undoubtedly the elephant in the room. The 1.4 octillion cubic metres gas giant hails its supremacy from the center of the Solar System expulsing its luminosity into the void. Many secrets lie beneath that yellow blanket of light but the inte...

Stars more than 10 times as massive as the sun transfer material in the form of stellar wind. The material flows along the magnetic poles of the neutron star, creating X-ray pulsations as it is heated.

The former part of our title sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? Well, in fact, it isn't one. Neutron Stars are one of the harshest and powerful things present in the heavens above us. They're like a huge atomic core, kilometers...

June 25, 2018

While the earth has storms, other worlds have megastorms, these can go as fast as the speed of sound. Even the fastest and most destructive hurricanes that ever existed on Earth are gentle breezes compared to these monstrous winds. To find these, we can first go to the nearest planet, Venus.

Venus’ atmosphere is 90 times thicker than that of the Earth’s. The wind currents are actually quite simple, there is a warm side of Venus...

February 4, 2018

Whilst Pakistan does face a paucity of events that stimulate the love of science, there are some outliers. One of these is the Annual Lahore Science Mela organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society from the 27th to 28th of January.

This event was orchestrated to showcase recent scientific developments in Pakistan. There was an array of live experiments and displays. Notable organizations such as Pakistan Science Club, PCSIR, Lah...

December 17, 2017

A ‘Time Paradox’, also sometimes known as a ‘Temporal Paradox’, is basically a contradiction of time. To be clearer, a time paradox is a paradox in the sense that there is a contradiction of time, or there is a logical contradiction associated with the idea of time and time travel. The word itself is pretty much self-explanatory. However, it is quite hard to understand what time paradoxes actually are. To understand this, we n...

December 17, 2017

Since its introduction the solar still has remained solely a concept, with its design and structure fully flexible and dependent on its feasibility in the area

The world is currently facing a significant scarcity of clean water and traditional methods of water purification such as nano-filtration and reverse osmosis are extremely expensive and cannot be utilized in remote areas where the problem is most imminent.

Reverse osmosis...

December 17, 2017

Abstract

When physics comes into the fold, size does matter. In our paper, we review an old trait of quantum physics, entanglement. It is being tested today and holds the promise of zero electricity transmission-loss while having the added advantage of performing it wirelessly. To be fair, the amount of energy lost in transmission is the main reason why most consumers are not adequately provided with electricity. Quantum entang...

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