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Relentless Work of 3 Researchers who developed Blue LEDs paid off with Nobel Prize

Relentless Work of 3 Researchers who developed Blue LEDs paid off with Nobel Prize

The Nobel committee announced this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on October 7 for the development and application of blue light-emitting diodes. This prize went to the trio, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, from Japan and the US.

The academy predicted in a prepared statement, "Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century; the 21st century will be lit by LED lamps".

Scientists observe Elusive Particle Both Matter and Antimatter

Scientists observe Elusive Particle Both Matter and Antimatter

Since 1937, Scientists were discovering an elusive particle that could be both matter and antimatter. After 77 years, scientists have now found one such particle that behaves like matter and antimatter. The discovery could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics.

A Majorana fermion which is also referred as Majorana particle was hypothesized by an Italian physicist Ettore Majorana. He had predicted the existence of the particle in 1937. The first discovery of the particle has been made by scientists of Princeton University in New Jersey.

MIT Researchers develop Four-Legged Robot Cheetah

MIT Researchers develop Four-Legged Robot Cheetah

According to Fox News reports, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a four-legged robot. The robot is named as cheetah because it is the fastest land animal one earth. MIT created the robot in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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New Graphene-based Light Detector sees what Human Eyes can’t

New Graphene-based Light Detector sees what Human Eyes can’t

A new graphene-based light detector could see things that human eyes can't. The detector is able to measure the light's wavelength.

Terahertz radiation, also known as submillimeter radiation, consists of electromagnetic waves. The radiation is located between infrared and microwave frequencies on electromagnetic spectrum, range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.

The detector would help scientists in making more sensor devices with much greater sensitivity than current technology.

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Astronauts from NASA’s NEEMO 18 Program Spending Time at Aquarius

Aquarius is the only underwater laboratory present 19 meters below the surface of earth. It is located around five kilometres away from Key Largo Island.

Researchers who are part of NASA's Extreme Environment Missions Operations (NEEMO) 18 program are present at the lab. Four astronauts are in the lab and are training themselves for a mission that would take them on the surface of an asteroid.

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Tetrad of Lunar Eclipse to come on April 14

Tetrad of Lunar Eclipse to come on April 14

Beautiful scene of biggest lunar eclipse will be clearly visible on the night of April 14 and in the morning of April 15 from North and South America. During the lunar event, moon will be turned completely dark-copper red, which scientists have dubbed as an event of 'Blood Moon'.

'Blood Moon', an event popular in certain religious faiths, has served as a sign of ominous events like the apocalypse in historic life. 'Blood Moon' is described as the onset of the world's end and the second coming of Jesus Christ in Christianity.

Higgs Left behind because of an Early Night

Higgs Left behind because of an Early Night

Nobel laureate Peter Higgs said he failed to make a key connection between his work and that of others during a science meeting in 1960, otherwise he could have been one of the architects of physics biggest theory.

MIT Engineers Find a Way to Find Out Mass of Particles at Attogram Scale

MIT Engineers Find a Way to Find Out Mass of Particles at Attogram Scale

A new method to gauge the weight of particles has been found by MIT engineers. The resolution of the method is better than an attogram, which is one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Mass of both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells can be measured with this method.

Finding the mass of these particles could assist researchers in understanding their compositions and functionalities.

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Metamaterials Can be Used to Perform Analog Computing

Metamaterials Can be Used to Perform Analog Computing

A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. Generally, meta-materials, which often makes an object visible, have been found to be having another use and that to a significant one.

The study researchers have found that these meta-materials can be used in order to do advanced mathematical calculations done by computer. It shall however, be noted that for now they have not come up with a device that works with the help of the same.

Time Travel into the Past is Nearly Impossible

Time Travel into the Past is Nearly Impossible

A number of physicists have tried to see whether travel into the past is possible or not. As predicted, they have concluded that for now, time travel into the past is almost impossible.

In 2005, an MIT graduate student hosted a convention with regard to time travel, but not many attended the same. Stephen Hawking even sent invitations for a summer soiree, but then also there were not many participants.

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