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[16 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 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 tapped; it is called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of […]

Future Perfect, May-June 2015 »

[2 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 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 lack of interest in the commune at large probably had its measures somewhere else. Though […]

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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 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 flying on their own, soaring and gliding up and down the sky and experiencing the […]

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[1 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]

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 that point?” the student asked. “Yes!” I replied, relieved that I had finally been able […]

Future Perfect, May-June 2015 »

[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on What can school children gain from heliophysics? | ]

M Guhathakurta I am an astrophysicist by training and at graduate school I specialized in just one star, the sun. In my research career I expanded this specialization to include the study of the sun’s effects on the earth. And today I am a science manager of a program called “Living with a Star” (LWS), […]

Future Perfect, May-June 2015 »

[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 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 human knowledge in the future? They may work with the finest of universities and research […]

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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 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 students of science find it hard to make sense of the details of the subject […]