Author: Debjyoti Bardhan Google Profile for Debjyoti Bardhan
Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.

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Google honours the brave spirit of Madame Marie Curie with a doodle. Madame, we salute you!

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The standard kilogram bar is changing mass. Yes, it might not affect your grocery shopping, but the physics labs are going to be hit by this ‘minute’ change. Here’s looking at a redefinition.

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A Japanese supercomputer has just smashed all sane processing speed records, even its own! This is the story of the K-computer, a machine that lives up to its own name!

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Fermi has discovered the youngest of all millisecond pulsars, that is surprisingly young. This poses a challenge to our understanding of pulsars and their dynamics.

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The Captcha code that you might be entering at some site might not be as secure as you think it to be! Stanford researchers have demonstrated that Captcha codes might be broken and that too at important sites like CNN, Visa and eBay.

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The world’s first vaccine against malaria passes a major human clinical trial! The success rate is encouraging. This is a HUGE breakthrough in the fight against malaria.

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The laws of physics might not be the same all throughout the Universe, finds a team of researchers. The value of the fine-structure constant (alpha = 1/137) might vary across the breadth of the Universe. Startling?

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MIT and Harvard students have accepted the challenge thrown by IBM’s supercomputer Watson, most famous for its Jeopardy! triumph. The battlefield is a business trivia competition.

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An asteroid is coming real close to the Earth, but it isn’t going to cause any harm. Take out your telescopes and enjoy the spectacle.

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Google plans to store large amounts of DNA data online, making it freely available for researchers.

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The US is dismantling the most fearsome weapon ever created! The B53 is officially dead, and we are glad that it is!

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An international team of cryptographers break the Copiale Cipher – the cipher developed and used by a secret German society. The venture wasn’t an easy one.

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A recent study shows that dark matter is not in places it is expected to be in. What now for the super-successful cosmological model of ‘cold dark matter’?

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The Orionid meteor shower will be seen tomorrow and two days after that. Don’t miss the brilliant cosmic spectacle

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The Europe is poised to launch the Galileo satellites, its answer to the US controlled GPS facility.

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