Google Project Ara( An innovative piece’s’ of smart phone)

All the projects that Google is working on, like Project Ara, Project fi, Project Soli, Project wing, Project balloon, Project Tango and many more are super cool.

In my view this year Google I/O 2016 was mostly about AI and VR. Last year I have read about “Google Project Ara” and that really freaked me out. Now let’s see what actually is Project Ara.

Google Project Ara wants to do to hardware what apps did to software.

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By creating a phone that can have each component changed, all the main components are interchangeable via modules that click in and out, attaching via electro permanent magnets.

Google believes it will drive down hardware pricing while allowing users to pick and choose what they want. That’s what Google’s Project Ara a modular smartphone aims to do. No need to buy a new Smartphone due to some damage just change the respective module. At last we can say only one thing that it’s a flexible platform suitable for everyone, everywhere and any time. It allows developers to be able to create modules for its Ara device.

So, let me know what do you think…

Hurrah! My blog turns an year now…

Hurrah! It’s been an year now. One thing’s for sure, blogging community here is awesome. I learnt so much here. Now, my blog turns an year and I got an year of experience in blogging. This is a huge thing to me. So, I thought, why not make this article a huge one too. Before you get mad at me scrolling down and down and wondering where it ends, let me explain you something.

When I did my 100th article with 100 followers (Celebrating 100th article with 100 followers). I thought I would write my 200th article with 200 followers but, it didn’t happen now. This is my 153rd article with 210 followers;);) The funny thing is I got the followers count, as I said before  bloggers here are really awesome, but I didn’t reach my articles count;);) It’s pretty genuine though, you don’t want to read junk and I don’t want to write articles to just satisfy the count.

Moving on, as you scroll down, hopefully you find some really interesting articles. And there are so many of them. Trust me you won’t be disappointed because, all my favourite articles are listed below. The good thing is, almost all of my articles are listed. Favourites till my 100th were listed in one article and from 100th to this particular article are listed below. So, this is an eye feasting article, atleast to me;)

If you have read and still remember my 100th article you might have noticed that, a few dialogs are similar right? Yeah! In case you don’t reach the end of this article reading and scrolling, let me tell you something. Thank you so much for making this happen, thank you for your support and thanks for your suggestions. Appreciate it!

Celebrating 100th article with 100 followers ( Start with this, but don’t get struck here with so many articles;))

Laser printer working

Computers more like a human brain

Time keeping and leap second

Quatz watch working

Renewable energy sources

Neutrinos, the ghost particles

Biodegrading plastic by Bacteria!

World’s longest running science experiment, Pitch drop experiment.

Transhumanism( Humans and technology)

Teleportation

Liebster award

Do you think we only use 10% of our brain?

How to fix a broken wire of a speaker or a headphone?

What is Li-Fi? How is it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?

How were the pyramids build?

A pen that draws in 3D!

What’s a DSLR? How to use it?

Parallel Universes?

How we see in 3D?

What are trees made of? Where does its mass come from?

Internet of things?

CES 2016

Gravitational Waves

Special and General theory of relativity

Making water from air, self filling water bottle.

Move back and forth in Time! Time dilation.

Gravity lights. Glowing bulbs using Gravity.

What if we were like Flash?

Biggest moment in Science. Gravitational waves!

What is supernova?

Flying Windmills!

Magic photos! Literally Magic.

Does cell phones cause Tumor?

BMW helmet with Augmented reality (AR)

Self cleaning nano textile?

40 years of Apple Inc.

AWARDS:

My article on Cosmobc!

My blog in review by WordPress!

2016

Two versatile blogger awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does stars really twinkle?

The actual stars don’t twinkle. The twinkling we see is due to the earths atmosphere. In fact the stars are glowing balls with never ending glow, placed trillions of kilometres away.

Light from these far away stars first enters the earths atmosphere, and bends while passing through different layers of the earths atmosphere and we get to see a point of light twinkle . Due to this refraction(bending of light), the stars appear to be twinkling. The technical term for this is “STELLAR SCINTILLATION”.

This twinkling of stars helps astronomers to differentiate planets from stars.

As we know, our own sun is a star, then why it doesn’t twinkle?

You guessed it, our sun isn’t so far away from our planet earth. For this reason the refraction is not noticeable.

Here’s a fun fact, when we look at a star, we actually look at the image of the star. In real time, the star may not be there at that particular position, because the light takes comparatively more time to reach our eye from the star.

One of the worlds longest running science experiments ( Pitch drop experiment)

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Very long ago (85 years) Pitch drop experiment was started and this is still running. Yeah, you read it correct ( still running) you can even watch it live right now. Here’s the link Live herelive Before you head on to watch it live, let me tell you a brief short story of this longest running experiment.
The experiment’s creator was Professor Thomas Parnell, the first professor of physics at The University of Queensland. In 1927 he setup the experiment to demonstrate the viscosity of pitch – the thickest fluid known to exist.

Professor Parnell heated some pitch and poured it into a glass funnel, then left it to cool for three years. In October 1930 the bottom of the funnel was cut and the pitch began to flow.

It took eight years for the first drop to fall. The next five drops each took seven to nine years to fall, with the sixth drop falling in April 1979.

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Till date no human watched a drop falling.

Well… Yeah the funny thing is the creator of this experiment missed that event two times. The first time few minutes before this rare event, he went for a coffee. The second time he was very determined to Watch it and fixed cameras to capture everything but ironically the camera failed just before the event.

Finally he permanently fixed 3 cameras and started a live telecast on the Internet.

And recently the camera captured the drop fall… Here’s the video. And the tenth drop was expected to fall in 2020.

Neutrinos, The Ghost Particles!!

Yesterday the Nobel Prize was awarded to Canadian physicist Arthur B. McDonald and Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita, “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.

What is the actual significance of Neutrinos?

 Solar neutrinos could shed light on the inner workings of our sun and other stars, because they don’t interact much with other particles as they travel from the sun’s core out into space. (Isaac Asimov dubbed them “ghost particles.”) So the information they carry is less warped by interference. Neutrinos may also provide clues about the nature of dark matter( here the link for my article on Dark matter) and dark energy—two of the biggest challenges facing physics in the 21st century.

So, what actually are Neutrinos?

Neutrinos are tiny subatomic particles that move at nearly the speed of light and pass through almost anything without effect. To detect just a handful of the billions streaming through Earth at any given moment, scientists have built giant underground tanks, filled with tons of water and shielded from any other radiation. On the rare occasion that a neutrino strikes an atom’s nucleus, the collision produces a dim streak of light that contains information about its energy and the direction it’s traveling.

So, this was a brief look at the neutrinos… Let me know what do you think?

Here’s my previous article Time keeping

TIME KEEPING… LEAP SECOND???

what’s a leap second?

The time it takes for earth to rotate around the sun actually isn’t consistent, it differs few fractions of seconds. This is the reason why we add leap seconds once in a while. Recently on june 30th 2015 we added a new second.

Time keeping!!

So, we created the time. We can’t actually sense time with our senses. Learn more about the nature of time right here Nature of time. So, Before we talk about time keeping which is so long indeed, let’s quickly see

Since ages we humans are trying to make time more and more accurate. So let’s get to the history, in 3500BCE Egyptians started measuring time using sun. By placing a tall stick or something, which casts shadow in a particular place according to the suns position. But this isn’t accurate because this doesn’t work on a cloudy day and this changes the durations according to the season change.

So, to overcome this problem “Mechanical clocks” were built. As the time is calculated based on a relative change, these clocks also work on the same principle “Measuring time using a repeated process”. The first in that kind were Water clocks, which measure time according to the volume of water dropped at a constant rate in a marked container. And these mechanical clocks became sophisticated and we started using notched wheels for the constant movement but there was a problem in regulating the speed of the wheel. Now here come the concept of Pendulum. Galileo in 1600 studied the motion of a pendulum, which states that no matter what the mass of the pendulum is, it makes back and forth motion rate constant depending on the length of the pendulum. And this concept was used to build a pendulum clock.

These pendulum clocks were great, but these clocks were a problem to the sailors who often were on the moving ships. To solve this problem John Harrison invented a pocket clock which works on a spring mechanism.

After a long gap, in 1960 Quartz clocks were invented. Quartz crystal is a Peizo electric material, which gives out electricity by applying pressure and vice versa. Learn more about working of Quartz watches on my previous post How a Quartz watch works?. It changes only 15 seconds per month which is pretty much accurate than the precious clocks.

But we need still more accuracy, we depend on time more and more these days, for example the stock market.

For still more accuracy we invented Atomic clocks. Previously a second =1/32,000,000 of an year according to the rotation of the Earth. Scientists felt that, even this is not accurate, the rotation of the earth in its orbit also varies every year due to many factors like moon.

So, to get the most accurate time, the second was defined based on the INTRINSIC property of CESIUM. In these atomic clocks the Cesium is used to tune the waves to a specific frequency. Which has 9,192,631,770 Hz frequency when ever the clock hits that number it counts one SECOND..

For still more accuracy scientists invented Optical clocks which will not show even a second difference for 13 billion years!!!

So let me know your feed back…

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