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...

December 17, 2017

The ever increasing introduction of robots has significantly decreased the amount of thinking humans apply to their daily lives and has hence sought the question whether this has eliminated the need for expertise

The meteoric rise of technology, in general, and the Internet, in particular, has allowed to gain access to widespread information. The Internet is a central part of our daily lives and a major source of knowledge. The...

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

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...

December 17, 2017

Mobile phones are a necessity in today’s fast paced and ever growing world.  Within a short span of time, since their advent in the late 2000’s, they have now become an integral part in our daily lives and it is unimaginable to be able to function without one. With each passing year the technology is updated and sales are increased world over. However, have we ever wondered what the disadvantages of these small gadgets that we...

December 17, 2017

Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) concept art. Courtesy: NASA

You cannot just send a text to an astronaut in outer space with your phone nor send them your “Dog Filter” photo on Snapchat. To communicate in space NASA uses laser-based technology known as Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD). This does not only help to communicate with the astronaut but the speed of sending and receiving messages, pictures...

December 17, 2017

Surgical robots have been envisioned to extend the capabilities of human surgeons beyond the limit of conventional laparoscopy. The history of robotics in surgery begins with the Puma 560, a robot used in 1985 to perform neurosurgical biopsies with greater precision. This system eventually led to the development of the PROBOT, a robot designed specifically for transurethral resection of the prostate.

Currently, the da Vinci rob...

October 28, 2017

A cure for paralysis could finally be on its way as scientists have started to research on a new form of brain implant which could one day allow people with paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower body, typically caused by spinal injury or disease) to regain control of their legs.

The main research has taken place at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland where professor of neuroprosthetics, Grég...

October 28, 2017

3D printing, refers to processes used to create a three dimensional objects in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create a whole object. Objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and typically are produced using digital model data from a 3D model.

The primary purpose of printable organs is in transplantation. Research is currently being conducted on artificial heart, kidn...

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