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.

Debjyoti Bardhan has written and can be contacted at debjyoti@techie-buzz.com.

The first accurate simulation of the Milky Way Galaxy is out. After nine months on supercomputers, the simulation is a masterpiece and answers a lot of questions too! Plus, it’s gorgeous!

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The International Space Station may have to go unmanned for at least a couple of months soon! The crash of the Russian space vehicle is to blame. It will be controlled via remote control

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Irene came, saw, threatened, but just failed to deliver. We look at why Irene whimpered away the way it did, after the initial scare! And yes, we do take the side of the weather guys!

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The nuclear power plants of the future may look nothing like what we see today. Here’s a small preview of a nuclear power plant design that will be used for powering settlements on Mars and Moon.

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Discovered: A Huge River That Flows Underneath The Amazon!

There is a river which flows beneath the Amazon, believe it or not! It flows 13,000 ft below the Amazon, following the Amazon the entire way. And it’s Big!!

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New York City Mayor orders “mandatory evacuation” of NYC by 5:00 AM EST in response to the extreme threat level posed by Hurricane Irene.

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Hurricane Irene is now a Category 3 storm, with wind speeds above 115 mph. It will make landfall in another 24 hours. The threat perception has been updated to ‘Extreme’.

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A newly discovered planet is completely made up of diamond! It orbits a fast rotating pulsar, too! Wonders galore!

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Speaking at the Lepton Photon Conference, 2011, being held at TIFR, Mumbai, director of CERN, Rolf Heuer speaks on the road ahead after LHC. He also mentions the current goals for the LHC, saying that 2012 will be a boom year for particle physics with new physics around the corner.

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The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have sent back brilliant photos from the Red Planet. Here’s a select list. Enjoy

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Hurricane Irene is now the largest storm in the Atlantic. A fantastic infrared photo has been taken of its eye from space.

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The world ranking list for Universities is out. While usual suspects occupy top positions, it’s bad news for Indian institutes, with IISc being the only Indian, non-IIT institute to figure in the top 500.

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Here is a small glossary of explanation of the various terms you’re going to ear in the coming week. Understand what the Higgs is, what spontaneous symmetry breaking is in plain language.

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In this post, we post the actual data and figures presented at the Lepton-Photon Conference, 2011 being held in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, in a joint presentation by ATLAS and CMS groups. He give the most important and relevant results.

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The Big Announcment came at the Lepton-Photon Conference, 2011 being held at TIFR, Mumbai, India. The elusive Higgs Boson or “God Particle” remains elusive. This is one of the biggest pieces of news ever. What Next?

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