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…

Blogger Recognition Awards!!

Thank you so much Chape, for nominating me for this award. He has a great blog with good content, go ahead and checkout his blog.

So, here are the rules..

The Rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give two advice to new bloggers.
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

So, here is how it all started. The idea of creating something like a website, which should contain all the stuff related to Science and Technology, was on my mind so long before I started this blog.  That time, I don’t know where to start, I literally searched every possible source. In this search, I learnt so much about SEO(search engine optimisation) and stuff, with GREAT struggle, I actually created a free self-hosted website which shows adverticements more than my articles.

And I realised that building a self-hosted website actually need skills which comes through experience. Finally I thought of creating some blog, where I don’t need to worry about anything but content. That is how I came across WordPress.

And my blog’s Title!!

Well… I wanted my blog to be useful, whoever reads it, should be able to understand and finally I wanted it to be cool;)

Advice for new bloggers:

I am not so experienced or famous here. But in there 11 months of blogging I learnt so much.

Here are 2 tips;)

  1. Don’t write junk.
  2. Do read other blogs(of course mine) and most importantly tag your articles(your articles doesn’t reach readers, if you don’t tag your articles with a few relevant words).

I NOMINATE:

Fictionatrix

Enygma

mathsbyagirl

Themistylady

Honestme

Opher

Wanderingviolet

Life as a potpourri

Mithai

Vishaldhasade
Richardankers
Light up the shining night stars

muskanreadsandwrites

itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

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Chape

Dragallur

 

loveexpressing

Decoding Happyness

Roxxyvyasblog

Crashingstone

Prathik

t3chagent

This is extremely tough for me to nominate a few bloggers, there are so many of them whose blogs are extraordinary. Bloggers won’t write an award article, if I write ” Anyone interested can write an award post”;);) So, if I missed someone, I am really sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We often see huge trees around us, ever thought what those trees eat to gain such tremendous structure and mass?

Well… We see the roots of the trees going deeper into the soil and the fair guess is, the trees may gain their mass from the soil. But that isn’t the case here. The trees only take a little amount of required nutrients and energy from the soil, water and sunlight.

Somewhere around 1600’s, a scientist called Jan Baptist van Helmont researched on mass of trees and performed an experiment, wherein he took a pot full of soil and weighed it. He grew a tree for 5 years in that soil. He took a strict care of the soil in the pot. After 5 years the mass of soil reduced just by a few grams and the weight of tree was a few kilograms.

Aren’t we missing one important ingredient here? You guessed it, that’s “Carbondioxide”. And let’s get to the answer now, trees are made of Carbondioxide!!

And yeah, we exhale carbondioxide and loose mass. Where as the trees inhale the carbondioxide we exhaled, to gain mass.

So, indirectly we are becoming trees;)

 

 

 

How were the PYRAMIDS built?

Pyramids are one of the most extraordinary constructions of the ancient world. Since ages we were trying to find out how these pyramids were constructed and how they did manage to pile all those heavy stone. We had many theories too.. But in 2014 Physicists found the answer!

So, the recipe was simple water and sand! The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects.

Physicists at the University of Amsterdam investigated the forces needed to pull weighty objects on a giant sled over desert sand, and discovered that dampening the sand in front of the primitive device reduces friction on the sled, due to which the Egyptians were able to move heavy rock each weighing nearly ton.

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But the proportion of water and sand is important. “If you use dry sand, it won’t work as well, but if the sand is too wet, it won’t work either,” Bonn said. “There’s an optimum stiffness.”

The picture below was actually an Egyptian painting explaining the construction of a pyramid, but until now it was mistakenly interpreted to some other painting explaining water purification.

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And yeah it feels good to be back!!;)

What’s Li-Fi? How’s that 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?


Scientists achieved speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi!! This technology changes everything about the way we use the Internet.

And now, scientists have taken Li-Fi out of the lab for the first time, trialling it in offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia, reporting that they can achieve data transmission at 1 GB per second – that’s 100 times faster than the Wi-Fi used on this day.

Let’s see how this thing works?

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The technology uses Visible Light Communication (VLC), a medium that uses visible light between 400 and 800 terahertz (THz). It works basically like an incredibly advanced form of Morse code – just like switching a torch on and off according to a certain pattern can relay a secret message, flicking an LED on and off at extreme speeds can be used to write and transmit. These flicking light falls on a receiver which interprets the data (interpret in the sense the particular number of blinks per second has a significant data like a number or a word)

And while you might be worried about how could we feel comfortable with all that flicking, don’t worry – we’re talking LEDs that can be switched on and off at speeds imperceptible to the naked eye.  The frequency will be extremely high.

There are so many advantages with Li-Fi over Wi-Fi. One of those advantages is, the data will be secure, unlike Wi-Fi where the radio waves passes through walls, in Li-Fi the light cannot pass through walls so data cannot be accessed by anyone else the other side. Which also means there’s less interference between devices.

Don’t get hurry searching the internet to order a Li-Fi connection;). Our homes, offices, and industry buildings have already been fitted with infrastructure to provide Wi-Fi, and ripping all of this out to replace it with Li-Fi technology isn’t particularly feasible, so the idea is to retrofit (add to something that did not have it when manufactured) the devices we have right now to work with Li-Fi technology.

If you wanna learn more watch the video specified above, where the man who invented Li-fi explains and demonstrates what Li-Fi actually is.

So, let me know, what do you think.

 

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

Since so long, we were been told and made to believe that we only use 10% of our brain. Which is absolutely ridiculous. We use every part of our brain. Even while doing pretty small tasks like sleeping;).

It was believed that, this myth was first proposed by American Psychologist William James. Even Einstein believed this. And many science fiction movies extended this myth. Don’t worry about all that telekinetic stuff and all. We can still do wonders with what we have…

How can we be so sure that this myth is wrong?

Well.. We were been studying our BRAIN for so long and found a bunch of new thing one of them is “NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES”, Which basically deals with the brain waves.. Learn more about brain waves from my previous articles here Brain waves. Precisely these techniques show us the activity of our brain. When these techniques were performed, it was found that every part of the brain is “active”, which doesn’t mean that all the parts should work at the same time.

And in recent years it was found that we have 86 billion neurons not 100 billion. Yeah that 14 billion really matters;).

Some believe that, few people are good at right brain and some at left brain, but we use right side of the brain and left side of the brain equally.

So what is the difference between Einsteins brain and our Brain?

Einsteins brain was taken out 8 hours after his death. Usually we have something called Corpus Colosum which acts as a connection between the left side parts of our and the right side of our brain. In Einsteins brain this part is very thick. So, has very thick connections.

According to Neuroplasticity, the more we use our brain the thicker the connections become. So, how do we make our brain more like Einstein? Well… Go ahead and use your brain.

Studies shows that playing a musical instrument helps using our brain more.

So, let me know, what do you “think” ;)?

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.