Evergreen atomic energy a possibility

Pallava Bagla A star is set to be born in southern France. A humongous effort costing over $ 20 billion is being made to construct a nuclear reactor like never before, a special steel cauldron where fusion energy could be Read More …

From the real to the virtual

Amitava Nag Counter culture, anti-establishment stance and apathy towards bureaucracy marked the decade of the 1960s – not only in the US or the European first world but also in the other relatively damped out countries as well. This apparent Read More …

The flying car

Ullas Ponnadi One of the most fascinating things we see and experience as children is watching sparrows and eagles flying up in the sky, often in formation, and sometimes all by themselves. Which child, or adult, does not fantasise about Read More …

I touch the future, I teach

Ananda Dasgupta “You say that to find the potential at a point in the vicinity of a charge, I must find out how much work I have to do to bring a one coulomb charge from very far away to Read More …

Teaching future physicists

Kathan Shukla What if you realize that some of your students have the potential to become great physicists? What if you know that if you nurture their interest in science and help them develop knowledge and skills, they will extend Read More …

The magnificent blue LED

Apurv Chaturvedi More often than not, the Nobel Prize is awarded to inventions and discoveries which are extremely hard for the common man to understand. Ranging from the invention of the cyclotron to the discovery of the Cherenkov Effect, even Read More …