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.
Flubber!

Scientists have finally been able to make a novice version of Flubber – a DNA gel which responds to stimulus! Yes, you bet it’s interesting!

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It's not as if you're looking into a crystal ball...

Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to 6 years in prison for not being able to correctly predict the impact of an Italian earthquake. They have been charged with ‘multiple manslaughter’.

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moon_collide

In the midst of the raging debate as to how the moon formed, comes a piece of evidence – the slight depletion of a type of zinc atoms – which gives the collision theory a huge shot in the arm. The Moon – carved out of the Earth…

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And add a few more suns...

A planet has been found having four suns. Now, if you don’t know why that’s very very cool, read on!

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nobel_tn

Catch the list of all the Nobel Prize winners 2012 here.

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nobel_tn

The Nobel Prizes are being given out and here is the link for the live webcast.

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niels_bohr

The great physicist Niels Bohr celebrates his birthday today and Google honours him with a doodle.

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lightning

Elon Musk, the co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, envisions a future for electric cars and now comes up with a glittering Superchargers for all! This is what the future might look like.

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light_switch

Researchers have created the world’s first light controlled switch, allowing them to create light controlled gates. The nanowire switches promise to speed up today’s computers manifold! Here’s the lowdown on the deal.

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Did the Universe just freeze out?

Flying in the face of well-established theory of cosmology, a group of researchers are hedging their bets on a model that suggests that the Universe actually froze out of a soup and space-time was formed! Well…

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The endless loop

While some advocates of Cliodynamics are convinced that non-linear mathematics and large amounts of data can make history predictive, most people aren’t falling into that kind of thinking. History repeats itself, but how accurately does it?

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Aphids (Photo Courtesy: University of California)

For the first time, it is being seen that some insects – the ubiquitous aphids – might be able to photosynthesize. This startling discovery has left many questions in its wake, the most important one being – why do it?

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Year: 1984
Photograph by: Steve McCurray, for National Geographic

A collection of some of the world’s most haunting photos ever taken. Not only will they speak volumes, they can simply blank someone out! Just swim in the sea of artistic creativity in capturing the real world.

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brain-scan

There is a new game in town – hacking the human brain. Yes, it’s cool and dangerous!

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alice2

Thought the surface of the sun was hot? Think again and think big. Scientists colliding lead ions have created temperatures which are unbelievably large. It’s a world record, in fact.

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