Solar power is the future of power generation and harnessing it on the earth is not an easy task. This spurred scientists and researchers around the world to develop a revolutionary idea of setting up solar power stations in the earth’s orbit to harness this abundant source of energy.
From creating a new species to invading an opponent’s planet, Cosmic Con had it all. Participants competed against each other in an impressive amalgamation of creativity and technical know-how.
When one thinks of the space industry, rocket launches and satellite deployment are the first to come to mind. However, there is much more to it, from propulsions systems to research and development. Arun R, senior research fellow at Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., spoke about the space industry and its economy.
Octopuses are mysterious creatures that inspired a bizarre mixture of curiosity and horror in humans to such an extent that they were thought to be aliens. Their defence mechanisms and overall structure have often inspired technological advancements. With their genome being sequenced, we are now a step closer to understanding them.
The world of broadband communication will soon witness a revolution with the advent of a fast and inexpensive internet service provider, Starlink. Rural communities that aren’t currently privy to a speedy and reliable internet should look no further as their wishes will be fulfilled by a constellation in the sky.
Cosmic Con got the astronomically curious participant ruminating over space and its quirkier details. From creating malevolent aliens to choosing the perfect travel itinerary, this category’s events had contestants compete with each other using equal parts knowledge and creativity.
The possibility and probability of finding extraterrestrial life in our vicinity has been baffling researchers and alien aficionados for decades. Whether or not we’ll soon see ET stop by for a casual chat over tea is something only time will tell.
NASA announced on Thursday that its Mars rover Curiosity had new evidence suggesting ancient life on Mars. The results are the detection of new organic molecules and seasonal spikes in the methane concentration. Read on to find out more about the discovery and what it could mean.
A humble man with a grand story, Rakesh Sharma graced Manipal with his presence and expertise for a Fireside Chat, organised by The Think Tank.
One day, to every nihilist’s joy, the Universe will come to its demise. This could happen in a multitude of ways, from a crunch, to a rip, to even a chill, which- thanks to physicists- sound like hip ways to go. Unfortunately, the obliteration of the universe involves a lot more galaxy annihilation, solar system termination, and star smothering than one would expect.