Ajit Kumar Ranjan

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Scientists develop new way to generate electricity via seawater

Scientists from Japan’s Osaka University are close to obtaining solar energy from one of the most abundant resources on Earth: seawater. Through a …

Clean Energy

Science: Nurturing Success From Failure

On a calm November evening in 1988, the 300 foot radio telescope at Green Bank Observatory collapsed. While the collapse was a huge blow to radio astronomy, it is somewhat surprising that it lasted as long as it did. The radio telescope was proposed in 1960 as a way to fill the observational gap …

Telescopes

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return

(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Edited: LW / TO)<p>A recent trip up Washington State's Mount Rainier brought home to me how rapidly things …

Climate Change

1. What If Everyone On Earth Jumped At Once?

With seven billion of us now on planet Earth, you'd surely think that we'd be able to exert some kind of force over it.<p>We all know that ever force …

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley