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.
brain-scan

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

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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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The floating island of pumice.

The source of the giant mysterious floating pumice raft has been pinpointed to be a certain underwater volcano. The sleuthing techniques are ultra-modern.

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A screenshot from the youtube video uploaded by the NZ Air Force (see below) Courtesy: Youtube

A huge island of pumice was found floating in the South Pacific, near New Zealand. How did this mysterious ‘orphan’ island form? And how is pumice intimately linked to the very origin of life on Earth?

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Just like Earth, Mars might also have tectonic activity, says an UCLA professor. So it’s the whole package – moving plates, fault lines and, maybe, even Mars-quakes.

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The bright and beautiful Perseids meteor shower has a peak tomorrow night. It’s the brightest and most prolific of the meteor showers. Do NOT miss this one!

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Curiosity has sent in a plethora of photos from the Martian surface. Even though no high resolution photos are available, the first images are great by themselves. Here’s a selection

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The Mars Rover Curiosity safely landed on Mars, marking a historic achievement for NASA and ESA. The bus-sized Curiosity, weighing in at 1 ton, touched down and the entire control room erupted in joy! Take a look.

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Higgs

The much awaited $9 Billion papers on the Higgs Boson have been published. What do they really tell us?

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The Mars Science Laboratory, MSL, better known as Curiosity, is the new rover which is due to land on Mars on the 5/6th of August! Here, we bring you all the details about the landing – everything that you might ever want to know!

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The Olympics are all set to lose the gaze of the world as the Mars Rover lands on Mars on the 5th of August, 2012. As we have already said, the Mars Rover’s landing might not be directly viewable by NASA, but we do hope that the landing goes well.

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While the whole of North and East India reels under the worst power outage ever in India’s history, questions as to why this happened have begun surfacing. What is it that destroys an entire power grid? And how does it compare to two infamous North American power outages?

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ebola

The deadly Ebola virus has returned to haunt the African country of Uganda. The current figures suggest 20 infected and 14 dead, but both are likely to rise. With no cure or vaccine, what is man to do against this viral adversary?

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Blinding

A team of laser scientists have built a huge petawatt laser – the most powerful of its type in the world. This will now be used to accelerate particles like electrons – again something which has never been achieved.

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The Medusoid

Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish, using the heart muscles taken from a rat. The ‘animal’ was a silicone model of an eight-legged creature resembling a jellyfish. Welcome ‘Medusoid’ to the world.

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