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September 6, 2017

The tallest tree in the world – Hyperion

It’s just so majestic to see the tallest tree in the world shoot right out of the heart of a cluster of trees and soar towards the sky.

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September 3, 2017

A Solar Corona during an eclipse is breathtaking. Here’s how you can capture it.

One of the highlights of a solar eclipse is the ability to see the solar corona. Here’s a guide on how to safely capture and enjoy the moment

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August 31, 2017

Halos

If you have seen even a single one out of the various types of Halos that occur in nature you should probably know how they are formed.

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August 30, 2017

The Dusky Batfish (Pinnatus Batfish) is a breathtaking example of Batesian Mimicry

The Pinnatus Batfish takes on the appearance of a flatworm earlier in its life cycle to escape predators. It gives up this look at adulthood.

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May 12, 2017

Metal whiskers – It’s like hair, on metals. And it’s a huge problem.

Metal whiskers are a phenomenon that causes hair-like micro-rods to grow out of a metal. These are extremely dangerous for any electronic system.

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May 11, 2017

How does the International Space Station protect itself from space debris?

The Internationational Space Station is a football stadium size structure floating above us. Have we ever wondered how it protects itself from space debris?

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May 5, 2017

Is Nutella healthy? A brief study of the main ingredients of the chocolate spread

In the midst of relishing the greatest gooey chocolate spread ever, you wouldn’t really like it if someone interrupted and asked, “Hey, is Nutella healthy?” But we want you to ask that to yourself. For the sake of your own health.

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April 24, 2017

The sword-billed hummingbird is a strange bird in many ways

A normal sword-billed hummingbird’s beak is an inch larger than the Ruby-throated hummingbird.

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April 7, 2017

The wrap-around spider from Australia is quite the camouflage expert

The wrap-around spider from the land down under literally wraps itself around a tree and “disappears” into its background.

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March 29, 2017

The World Wide Web was built at a particle physics laboratory

Necessity is the mother of all inventions, right? The World Wide Web is a good example of that.

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March 27, 2017

5 things you should know about the far side of the moon

The far side of the moon has, for ages, piqued our curiosity. We can’t really see it from Earth, but we should definitely know about it.

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March 25, 2017

Boquila Vines – The most bizarrely versatile shapeshifters of the plant kingdom

The Boquila Vine doesn’t even need physical contact to morph into a completely different plant. This sneaky climber is one of the most interesting plants out there.

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March 13, 2017

Drinking tears as a source of nutrition? For some insects, sure!

If you have ever watched National Geographic on your television or been on a safari, you might have seen bees and other insects drinking tears of other larger animals. Here’s why.

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March 11, 2017

Ferrofluid – It’s shiny, metallic and ridiculously fun to watch in action

A ferrofluid in the presence of a magnetic field is enchantingly beautiful to watch. Apart from that, it finds application in many important areas and is being studied to further develop medicine targeting and space travel.

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March 6, 2017

Wearing sunglasses may cause your skin to get sunburns

Though wearing sunglasses protects you from UV radiations, it might get you sunburned too.

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February 22, 2017

What is a Gyre and how does it create a trash vortex in the ocean?

A gyre is a manifestation of basic physics in the ocean that causes the issue of ocean trash and eventually leads to the formation of a trash vortex.

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February 18, 2017

An untethered spacewalk might not take place in the near future but this was the first one

This is the most gravity defying (literally) thing anyone could do.

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February 17, 2017

McDonald’s STRAW is engineered to perfect your experience of drinking double layer drinks

McDonald’s straw is a testament to the fact that the simplest of things can be re-engineered and improved. It just takes a little imagination and physics!

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February 8, 2017

Artificial muscles using textiles for assisted mobility and soft robotics

A team of scientists have created artificial muscles using textiles in an effort to make the process of assisted mobility more natural by combining age-old textile manufacturing processes with electrochemistry.

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January 26, 2017

Biodegradable, single-mission drones by DARPA

This drone from DARPA has an expiration date. It is biodegradable and designed to self-destruct after just one mission.

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January 20, 2017

CES 2017 – AI Poly Vision – An app that helps the visually impaired ‘see’

Artificial intelligence is here and with the AI Poly Vision app, it is making a huge impact in the lives of the visually impaired. This is just so darn uplifting!

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Volcano lightning is a combination of ash, lava and lightning. It looks as epic as it sounds

What happens when three of nature’s most furious elements combine? You get a jaw dropping image and some numbers for emergency precaution.

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January 15, 2017

CES 2017 – Ossia’s Cota Tile, true wireless charging is here

The Cota tile could possibly change the way we charge our devices. For good. Understand how their seemingly simple yet intuitive technology works.

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January 13, 2017

CES 2017 – PCEye Mini, the world’s smallest eye tracker

The PCEye mini is the world’s first eye tracker that features a built-in ASIC created exclusively for eye tracking.

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January 12, 2017

CES 2017 – Innovation Awards – Bosch’s display unit for motorcycles

Bosch’s display unit or the Integrated Connectivity Cluster brings us one step closer to the motorbikes of the future.

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January 10, 2017

Toyota’s new robot, the Kirobo Mini, is adorable

Toyota enters the commercial robot and artificial intelligence market with this adorable palm-sized companion bot.

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January 9, 2017

The emptiness of an atom is mindbogglingly vast. Really, it’s huge.

Sub-atomic particles are scattered in the emptiness of an atom and are surrounded by swathes of empty space at a microscopic level.

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January 7, 2017

Jupiter’s land mass is really not very well defined

If Jupiter’s land mass is really non-existent, what is the largest of all planets in our solar system made up of?

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January 6, 2017

Wazer – A water jet cutter that you can set up on a desktop

Check out this incredible water jet cutter that you can use to get precise cuts. It’s so compact that you can just set it up in your room.

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January 5, 2017

The Moon and Venus, beautifully captured in a single frame

Check out this amazing image of the moon and Venus in a single frame and get to know some fun facts.

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January 3, 2017

Vantablack – It’s black, so black.

Vantablack is the darkest substance ever created. You might know that but it still doesn’t make re-watching a demo less awesome.

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January 2, 2017

Biomimicry – Engineering and design inspired by nature

As a kid, you might have thought of re-creating nature’s designs for real life applications. It’s called Biomimicry.

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Highest temperature on earth

The highest temperature ever recorded on earth wasn’t in a desert. It was recorded at the CERN laboratory in Europe.

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December 28, 2016

Lab mouse statue – A symbol of the species contribution to science

There is a mouse statue installed in Russia to honor the contributions of animals used for lab testing. RIP!

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December 19, 2016

RLV-TD – India’s first attempt towards a reusable space vehicle prototype

With SpaceX and Blue Origin racing towards building the best reusable space vehicle, India begins working towards a prototype with the RLV-TD.

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December 18, 2016

Pandas safe from immediate extinction

This is definitely an aww yeah moment for panda bear lovers all over the world!

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December 11, 2016

3D printed Batman suit – This is as functional as cosplay can get

Comic fans, this 3D printed Batman suit is the closest you will ever get to a real-life working Batman suit.

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November 23, 2016

Why does the moon’s sky always appear dark?

If you’ve seen pictures of the earth taken from moon’s surface you might have wondered why the moon’s sky always appear dark. Here’s why.

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Fire tornadoes are fiery daredevils that destroy everything in their way

Fire tornadoes are a phenomenon that has the potential to wipe out large swathes of land and set forests ablaze.

Asparagopsis Taxiformis reduces methane emission in livestocks

One of the most abundant greenhouse gases which are responsible for climate change can be reduced if cows fart less.

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Scanning electron microscope – Powerful and slightly different from normal electron microscopes

A scanning electron microscope takes the ability of powerful electron microscopes one step further to create super detailed images.

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EM Drive – NASA might just have discovered a new propulsion method

You know how we keep wondering about space travel and how we are gonna go to Mars soon? An EM drive would really help us get there. Quickly.

November 20, 2016

Audi Matrix LED System

Audi’s Matrix LED headlights technology is intelligent, adapts to the current conditions of the road and lights up precise spots.

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The Da Vinci Xi surgical robot

Intuitive Surgical’s, the creators of the Da Vinci Xi are well known for their robotic-assisted technologies & this robot is one of their best.

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The sunset on planet Mars is a bit different from that on Earth. It’s blue. Here’s why.

Though it is known as the Red plant, the sunset on planet Mars are cast a blueish blanket over the dusty landscape.

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This fractal pattern in a glass looks like frozen lightning

A fractal pattern is incredibly beautiful to see. Put it in a glass using some physics and viola, you have a Lichtenberg showpiece.

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Onion Omega 2 – A small and cheap IoT enabled computer

The Onion Omega 2 is tiny. It is IoT-enabled and can really help you out if you are looking for something powerful, minuscule and cheap.

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The birth of a solar system around HL Tauri captured by the ALMA

One of the most powerful telescopes of the world has captured the formation of a solar system. Baby planets FTW!

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November 18, 2016

One hour of Sunlight is enough to power up Earth for one year

The energy from the brightest object in our sky is more than enough to meet all our needs and then some more.

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The first spy satellites during the Cold War didn’t have digital cameras

Getting back a reel of photographs was a high action mission during the cold war because digital cameras were invented after the first spy satellites.

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The Horseshoe Crab’s blood is blue and expensive

The Horseshoe Crab’s blood is expensive for a reason. However, overharvesting of their blood has led to a decline in their population over the years.

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November 10, 2016

Trachyandra species with their twirly leaves look like works of art

The Trachyandra family of plants is interesting. They have really unique features and one of those features are these twirls.

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Xylaria Polymorpha – Also known as dead man’s fingers

The Xylaria Polymorpha is one heck of a creepy plant. You could plant it for Halloween and have some fun, though!

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The Begonia Peacock Pavonina is a scientific marvel and has a beautiful color

This plant has evolved to inculcate properties that just defy basic laws of physics.

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Valais Blacknose – The world’s cutest sheep

Who doesn’t love sheep? Especially if they have a thick tufts of fur and cute faces peeking from them. The Valais Blacknose breed sport all that!

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Vascular biometrics 1 – Fingerprint technology 0

Fingerprint technology is a relic of the past. New security systems are preferring Vascular biometrics over fingerprint technology.

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Moonbows

Moonbows are kind of hard to notice. Have you ever seen one?

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Oranges and lemons get their smell from the same molecule

In Chemistry, any small change in the molecular arrangement of a compound can potentially have a big impact on its physical properties.

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King Tut’s dagger was forged using metal from a meteorite

King Tut’s dagger, an ornately welded blade with a gold sheath was made using cosmic metal.

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Bioluminescent firefly squids in their element are a sight to behold

Picture a night at the beach with the bioluminescent firefly squids lighting up the ocean with sparkling blue lights.

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Floating glass

A floating glass would definitely up the ante on the uniqueness of your next party. Make sure you serve something good!

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The new A10 processor

The new iPhone’s A10 processor boasts of many new features that will have users gliding through their tasks with buttery smoothness.

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Pink lake

A pink lake is something you should definitely do a double-take over when you hear about for the first time. But you should know that quite a few of them exist!

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Waverly Lab’s smart earphones make real time translation a reality

If I am on a vacation, I would love to have proper conversations with the locals in their language. Waverly Lab’s smart earphones can help me do that!

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The International Space Station will be decommissioned in 2024

The International Space Station will be decommissioned in 2024. Did you know that you can see 16 different sunsets every day from the ISS?

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Hypersonic unmanned aircraft – The DARPA HTV-2

Cruising at a speed of Mach 20 across the globe would have been possible with DARPA’s hypersonic unmanned aircraft.

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Would you like to be tattooed by a robot?

It all boils down to trust. Do you think you can trust a machine to get your desired design right?

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Falcon 9’s launch and re-entry

The Falcon 9 is a game-changing space vehicle. It’s a picture that marks an important milestone in our continued efforts to improve our space travel technologies.

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Solar Impulse 2 – The first manned solar aircraft to fly around the globe

The Solar Impulse project’s goals were to make the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power and to bring attention to clean technologies.

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The Cherenkov Radiation looks like a movie scene

You remember that scene in the Captain America movie where they find the tesseract in the ocean? Well the Cherenkov radiation looks just like that

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The Lammergeier, aka the Bearded Vulture is beautiful beast of a bird

Lammergeiers are the only species that dye their feathers & it is believed that deeper the shade of their feathers, the longer they’ve lived.

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Cosmic Latte – The universe and coffee’s something shared

A cosmic latte definitely sounds something you would want to order the next time you are in a coffee shop.

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Why do our fingers wrinkle underwater or after a long shower?

This question might have been bugging you for some time now. Turns out, there is a purpose behind our fingers wrinkling underwater.

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You CAN walk around the earth

Have you ever wondered how much distance an average person walks in a lifetime?

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Graphene Aerogel is super light-weight

Surely you must have heard about Graphene. The ‘wonder material’ keeps popping up across the spectrum of material science news. Graphene aerogel is just one of its applications.

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Diet Coke floats in a jar of water. Normal Coke doesn’t.

Here’s a neat little trick you can try to demonstrate the simple concept of density.

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Aerogel aka Frozen Smoke

Aerogel looks like an incredibly dense and powerful mist. And it kind of is. So its nickname, frozen smoke is actually quite apt.

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Normal clouds weigh as much as one hundred elephants

Clouds don’t really strike us as something that might weigh a lot, do they? But they are made up of countless drops of water, essentially, and it makes sense that they will have a lot of weight.

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How do trees get so heavy?

Where does a growing plant acquire its mass from as it morphs into a giant tree?

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Extravehicular Activity (EVA) snag during an Apollo Mission

An Extravehicular Activity in the earlier days of space exploration used to be quite experimental and helped to improved future spacesuits.

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The first walkman

H. Day sure seems like he would have been a fun guy to hang out with.




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