Ayush Chinmay

166 Flips | 2 Magazines | 18 Likes | 1 Follower | @AyushChinmay | Keep up with Ayush Chinmay on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ayush Chinmay”

How Chemistry Could Figure Out If There's Life On Planets Like Proxima B

The excitement was palpable last week when scientists announced the discovery of a new planet, Proxima b, orbiting our sun’s closest star. Like all the coolest scientific findings, Proxima b raises more questions than it answers. There’s little we can say for sure about Proxima b, other than …

Hawking uses nano sized spacecraft to kick start interstellar travel – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Accelerating interstellar nano spacecraft to 215 million km/h might sound fun but it’s just another day in the office for …

Forget what you heard: Jupiter does not orbit the sun

NASA's Juno probe just passed closer to Jupiter than any human-made craft ever. And no surprise, photos confirm that the fifth planet from the sun looks huge up close. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually orbit the sun. Not exactly. With 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in …

Astronomy

10 Proven Ways To Help Learn Anything Better

Are Space Aliens Behind The 'Most Mysterious Star In The Universe?'

Astronomer Tabetha Boyajian aims to learn the truth about her namesake sun.<p>KIC 8462852 has been called the most mysterious star in the universe, and for good reason.<p>In many ways, the distant sun ― a bit bigger and hotter than our own sun but otherwise pretty similar ― is just another star. But its …

Comets

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

Procrastination

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Universe

3tags.org is coming soon

3tags.org is coming soon

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

Mars Mystery: Has Curiosity rover made big discovery?

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red …

Jupiter Is So Freaking Massive, It Doesn't Actually Orbit The Sun

Whoa!<p>Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge</i>.<p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Albert Einstein

The Superbook is a shell that turns your Android smartphone into a laptop

I usually do my best to ignore Kickstarter projects – especially tech ones. Why? Many of them make grand promises that they seldom deliver on, …

3tags.org is coming soon

The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

Physicists can’t agree on whether the flow of future to past is real or a mental construct.<p>Einstein once described his friend Michele Besso as “the best sounding board in Europe” for scientific ideas. They attended university together in Zurich; later they were colleagues at the patent office in …

Dark Matter

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

Everything—Yes, Everything—Is a Harmonic Oscillator

Everything is blocks on springs. Pull the block, let go, and, as far as friction-agnostic physicists are concerned, it bounds back and forth forever. …

This space telescope just uncovered more than 100 new planets, many of which might harbor alien life

Now an international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed more than 100 additional exoplanets. Many of these planets might even be rocky and cool enough to harbor life.<p>The Kepler space telescope is a space observatory launched in 2009 with the mission of finding Earth-size planets in …

Paranormal

Boeing aims for supersonics and Mars at outset of second century

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Boeing Co marked its centennial on Friday with plans to sharpen its focus on innovation, including ambitious projects for supersonic commercial flight and a rocket that could carry humans to other planets.<p>Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO, speaks during …

Explore the universe with new trailer for No Man's Sky

With <b>No Man’s Sky</b> now complete and gearing up for its August release date, Hello Games has debuted a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated sci-fi, …

A UFO Is Closing in on Earth and NASA Is Covering It Up, According to YouTubers

Open your eyes, sheeple.<p>One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off.<p>On July 9, NASA was streaming footage from the ISS when …

8 amazing tricks that seem to break the laws of science

But every now and then, it can turn on itself. Throw together the right elements under the right conditions, and things will happen that, until now, seemed impossible according to science.<p>Check out some of the craziest tricks that will make you second guess the laws of science.

Science

A Planet With A 27,000 Year Orbit & That's Just Where The Strangeness Begins

Every planet in the Solar System has its own peculiar orbit, and these vary considerably. Whereas planet Earth takes 365.25 days to complete a single …

Earth - The quantum origin of time

Science has a habit of asking stupid questions. Stupid, that is, by the standards of common sense. But time and time again we have found that common sense is a poor guide to what really goes on in the world.<p>So if your response to the question "Why does time always go forwards, not backwards?" is …

Tiny1 camera wants to help you shoot the moon

The sky is the limit<p>The Tiny1 is a camera from TinyMOS billing itself as the "world’s smallest astronomy camera". It uses a proprietary noise-reduction algorithm the company says will allow for improved image quality in low-light environments, and an augmented reality star map that can be overlaid …