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Mathematicians celebrated Pi Day 2015 at 9:27AM

Mathematicians celebrated Pi Day 2015 at 9:27AM

Mathematicians and scientists celebrated International Pi Day, an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant, on March 14 at 1.59 pm. It is a very special day for those who love math. According to them, the date and time gives the first six digits of the number pi (3.14159) in the US date format.

This year, Pi day falls on March 14, and some of the math lovers have already celebrated the event at 9:27 am. According to them, the time has included further two digits of the symbol (3.1415927).

Large Hadron Collider All Set to be Restarted

Large Hadron Collider All Set to be Restarted

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will again get back on track after a two-year of break due to repair and upgrade. This year the collider will have double the power it used to have earlier. As per scientists, higher energies will open new windows into the previously unexplored realms of particle physics.

LHC Atlas detector research scientist Dr Martin Sevior of the University of Melbourne said in a statement that it is quite exciting phase of the LHC, where there are looking forward for physics beyond what has been known so far.

A first: Researchers capture Light’s Dual Behavior

A first: Researchers capture Light’s Dual Behavior

Researchers have made a breakthrough by managing to capture light in an experiment light behaving as both a particle and wave. Quantum mechanics has already described that light simultaneously acts as a particle and a wave. The effect being produced after ultraviolet light hits metal surface results into emission of electrons.

The concept was first explained by great scientist Albert Einstein through photoelectric effect. He suggested that light is also a stream of particles, and not only a wave. For the discovery, Einstein was awarded with the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Optical Illusion Wrong Term for ‘That Dress’: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Optical Illusion Wrong Term for ‘That Dress’: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Earlier, a bride had posted a photo of a dress on the Internet. "That dress," as it's being called, soon started a debate on the internet and the image posted by her went viral. The dress was appearing to some viewers as blue and black while to others as white and gold. The photograph spread like wildfire across the internet, and there was broad disagreement about its color.

Scientists get inspiration from eyes of moths to develop solar panel coating

Scientists get inspiration from eyes of moths to develop solar panel coating

Scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have recently developed a new method to create a miniscule texture on silicon, which is the most common material used to manufacture solar panels. It could reduce the reflective properties of the panel and help the panel absorb more solar energy.

As reported by physicist Charles Black, who led the research at the Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, for anti-reflection applications, the idea is to stop light or radio waves from bouncing at interfaces between materials.

Landing on Comet 67P by Rosetta topped the list of Physics World Breakthroughs of 2014

Landing on Comet 67P by Rosetta topped the list of Physics World Breakthroughs of 2014

The list of top 10 physics breakthroughs of this year has been published in a leading science magazine. The thing that topped this list was the landing on Comet 67P by Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander. About the event, the magazine wrote that the accomplishment was put at the top of the list because of its "fundamental importance to space science".

‘The Theory of Everything’: Everything about Stephen Hawking

‘The Theory of Everything’: Everything about Stephen Hawking

British romantic biographical film, 'The Theory of Everything', is based on relationship between English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Hawking. Moviegoers, who are planning to go to watch the movie for the science, should drop the idea. Although, story of the movie is based on Stephen Hawking's life, it does include science.

Eleven Researchers receive Breakthrough Awards

Eleven Researchers receive Breakthrough Awards

Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sergey Brin, Alibaba's Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner had started Breakthrough Prizes two years ago. The prizes are given to researchers who have made unique discoveries that extend human life.

This year, five mathematicians received Breakthrough Prizes in their field, while six researchers were awarded with the Life Sciences Prizes for their works on Sunday in San Francisco. The award of $3 million was given to 11 researchers.

Scientists Conduct Several Experiments to Understand Mystery behind Space Weather

Scientists Conduct Several Experiments to Understand Mystery behind Space Weather

Scientist said that the space weather plays an important role in our day to day activities. The plasma gases emitted by the sun every second react with earth's magnetic field. These plasma gases, also called as solar winds, when reacts with earth's magnetic field, give rise to violent geomagnetic storms that can damage satellites, can cause power grid blackouts, and can also hamper the mobile phone networks.

Scientists develop Magnetic Mirror that reflects Infrared Light

Scientists develop Magnetic Mirror that reflects Infrared Light

In the real world, sometimes mirrors can works in amazing and unexpected ways and one recently developed magnetic mirror is doing the same, lighting the way for new infrared technologies.

This new device goes without a familiar shiny metallic surface and uses a magnet to reflect infrared light instead.

Scientists have placed nanoscale antennas at focal points of tiny magnetic reflectors and they have successfully harnessed electromagnetic radiation in ways that can lead to new classes of chemical sensors, solar cells, lasers, and other optoelectronic devices.

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