No this is not a line from a new novel by Douglas Adams, but our regular doomsayers. Yessir, not only have we become powerful enough to destroy the Universe, we are foolish enough to do it too! So after several failed warnings, finally the end of the world is in sight and you do not [...]
As a kid, I found studies quite boring. (who doesn’t?) The first subject I fell in love was Physics (actually second – first one was Computer Science) I used to find it utterly boring too, but this changed when I was in 11th standard and was forced to stay at home for about two months [...]
Yesterday was the first Solar Eclipse of the year. The attached pic, courtsey APOD, captures the phenomenon beautifully. "The track of totality for the first solar eclipse of 2006 began early yesterday on the east coast of Brazil and ended half a world away at sunset in western Mongolia. In between, the shadow of the Moon [...]
Check out the photograph below. This is from http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060323.html "Schematically, this diagram traces the 13.7 billion year (plus a trillionth of a second …) history of the Universe from the quantum scale to the formation of stars, galaxies, planets, and WMAP." Wow!
I turned 29 on Tue. Himani was very enthusiastic about it, got me some terrific gifts, things which, now that I have them, I realize I quite like, but would probably never have got for myself. And that’s maybe the essence of a good gift: it has to be stuff that people like, but would never [...]