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DIY Experiments: Edition I
Intro: We study physics in an attempt to understand the inner workings of the universe. Everything we do, no matter how small or mundane, is governed by the laws of nature. Yet, the vital role that physics plays in our daily lives tends to go unnoticed. With these two fun experiments, you can witness the display of fascinating physical phenomena with very basic materials and in the comfort of your own home!
Intro: Thanks to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, we have known that gravitational waves exist for more than a century. It wasn't until 2015, however, that LIGO physically detected the existence of gravitational waves caused by two colliding black holes 1.3 billion light-years away.
Intro: The term 'Exoplanet' means the planets which resides outside our solar system or the planets which doesn't orbit our sun most of them orbits another star/stars , some of them are just starless wanders out in the space between the stars and such starless wanders are known as 'Rogue Planets' . As they orbit other stars they are extremely far away from us most of them are so far that we can only dream about exploring them with our space probes . So let's get deep into this topic called Exoplanets
Intro: Have you ever wished to see your future or change your past? So let's find out: "Can we really travel through time without breaking the laws of physics?" Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity is one of the most famous and widely accepted theories in the world, and one of its most exciting components is time dilation. So let's see what time dilation is…
Recently on November 8th, 2022 the famed ‘Blood Moon’ was observed by stargazers from Asia to the America in a four hour event. This was the last lunar eclipse our planet would experience until 2025, making it all the more impressive. Curious to know more? Read below!
We speak of temperature daily in our lives, whether it be while describing the weather of a place or explaining the recipe for a delicious delicacy. What is temperature but exactly? What could be the hottest and coldest temperature to exist? Let us delve a little deeper into this exciting prospect……
Surely you have heard that black holes don't emit anything, even light can't escape from them! But what if there is a peculiar sort of radiation, one whose origin lies in quantum mechanics, that defies even this logic and is emitted from black holes?
Planet 9 of our solar system - and no, we are not referring to poor pluto - is often also called Planet X. It is a trans-Neptunian object whose existence is postulated solely based on theoretical evidences only as we are yet to detect it. So, do you feel like taking a long walk to the edge of solar system?
If there ever was to be an epitome of determined grit and astounding brilliance, it would without doubt be Stephen Hawking. Even after being crippled by a motor disease at the young age of 21 he never gave up hope and went on to accomplish admirable feats in astrophysics.
Who doesn’t love cats? Quantum Physicists surely do! Would you be surprised if we told you that the entire field of quantum mechanics has its basic foundation relying on a thought experiment Schrodinger conducted with his cat in his mind?
Solid, Liquid, Gas - the three states of matter are well known to all. These are the states that we interact with most in our daily lives. What is less known is that there are fourth and fifth states of matter as well. In this section we’ll look into bose-einstein condensate state in more detail.
Time is perhaps the most evasive and tricky concept to grasp of all. It is an enticing knowledge to gain and is tantalizing in the prospects it would open for us should we understand it completely. It is extremely complex but at the same time simply intuitive too. In this section we explore this mysterious idea in detail.
The Higgs Boson is an elementary particle in the standard model of particle physics. It is often nicknamed as the ‘God Particle’ because of its importance as the Higgs field signal, an invisible energy field that imbues other particles with mass.
Pilot waves aren’t a recent concept, having being theorized first back in 19th century. However, they are an idea that still causes ripples in our understanding of the universe and quantum mechanics in particular. These represent a much debated over hypotheses that isn’t widely accepted but would be the key to solving numerous unanswered questions.
Landing on Mercury
Mercury, the planet closest to our sun and the second hottest in our solar system is still unknown landing rovers. Much of our knowledge about the planet comes from radars and imaging flyby probes. Landing a spacecraft on mercury has been a challenge for some time now due to its proximity to the sun. Can we do it?
Have you ever wondered where the oxygen on earth actually originated from? What was the great oxidation event? Will oxygen ever be depleted completely from our planet? You will find answers to all these question just by clicking below!
What is the largest distance we can measure? It is definitely a stretch of one’s imagination to think more on how our perception of length changes with scale. How far we can go? Measuring the very, very big and the very, very small requires using units that can be hard to imagine. Keep these rough comparisons in mind next time you come across a mind-bending scale.
Time crystals are similar to regular crystals in that they are based on structures of atoms that repeat. But rather than forming repeating across three dimensions of space, these ones change in a set pattern over time itself!
Lightening is a phenomenon that has both excited and terrified humans since ancient times. Earlier they were believed to be signs that heavenly powers were angry in many cultures around the world. At present, these spectacular displays of electricity streaking down from the clouds can be well explained by science.
We have all heard of famed researchers and scientists publishing their theories in scientific journals, but what are these journals exactly? Read on to find out more!
Imagine staring out at the night sky and suddenly seeing a burst of colorful star showers streaking across the sky in a dazzling display. Meteor showers are one of the events that are looked forward to by astrophiles from all over the world because of their beauty. Interested in finding out more about this?
Artificial Intelligence or AI is a much discussed topic of today’s times and rightly so, owing to the huge effect it could have on human lives in the future. What is it exactly and does it have any types?
Constants are indeed an important part of science, not just physics. The allow us to express proportionality in terms of equations and provide much needed numerical figures. Hubble’s constant is one such number that describes the rate at which our universe is expanding. But this is much easier said than done. Read on to discover more on it and the various values proposed for it.
Quasiparticles are like, well, particles. But there is more to them for they are not your ordinary particle. Instead of being part of the standard model of particle physics, they emerge out of interactions between these model particles. Often subjecting states of matter to extreme temperature and pressure conditions result in quasiparticles that are stable and have definite properties. Interested in knowing more?
Heat is a vital part of our daily life. It is also an important form of energy that is responsible for countless phenomenon and our continued existence. Are there laws that govern thermal energy and its transfer?
String theory is surrounded by excited buzzing and contemplation in the scientific community, being one of the hottest topics of debate of over a decade now. It is theory that proposes that all phenomenon are controlled by one dimensional strings which vibrate at different frequencies to give different interactions. Click below to discover more about them!
Storms are a well known phenomenon in every part of the world. But geomagnetic storms……not so much. These are only common near the earth’s poles and, as you can infer from the name, are related to the earth’s magnetic field. What effect do they have on our lives and how disrupting can they be?
Paradoxes are always interesting to read, mostly because they give us a potential undiscovered perspective and food for imaginative thoughts. The Fermi Paradox asks a simple question: If there is life in the universe, why haven’t we found it yet? Does the answer exist? Reading below will surely help you figure the paradox out in more detail!
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a noble prize in both Physics and Chemistry. Her work in the field of radioactivity is legendary to say the least. She discovered radium and polonium while contributing significantly towards the development of X-rays. Read on to find out more about her incredibly inspiring life!
The origin of Multiverse lies in both fiction and science. It is an enticing idea proposing the existence of multiple universes at the same time with each one having its own definite set of rules. But the million dollar question is, does the multiverse exist? Do we live in one?