Lokesh Khotele

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Albert Einstein’s Sci-Fi Stories

By the time that Felix Eberty, a German jurist and amateur astronomer, anonymously published “The Stars and World History,” in 1846, it was well known that light had a finite speed. Ole Rømer, a Danish scientist working in Paris, had proved as much more than a century and a half earlier. It took …

Pirates of the Bay of Bengal

Armed Bangladeshi gangs are kidnapping Indian fishermen for ransom, wreaking havoc, and threatening livelihoods.<p><b>Hem Nagar, India -</b> A gloomy sky pregnant with rain clouds hung heavy over the placid waters of Raimangal River, mirroring the mood of the villagers.<p>A group of boatmen in loincloths was …

Bengal

From the archive, 31 August 1915: The Georgia lynching of Leo Frank

<b>New York, August 20.</b><br>The shocking murder of Leo Frank, formerly of Brooklyn, by a mob that travelled a hundred miles to get him and bring him to the place where Mary Phagan, his alleged victim, was buried at Marietta, has been the greatest local happening of the past week. Yesterday the body of the …

Antimatter

For other uses, see Antimatter (disambiguation).<p>In modern physics, <b>antimatter</b> is defined as a material composed of the antiparticle (or "partners") to …

Russia restarts Progress spacecraft and corrects ISS orbit after series of failures

Correction of orbit of the International Space Station comes after failures which prompted Moscow to launch an inquiry into the space industry<p>Russia’s space agency said Monday it had managed to restart the engines of the Progress spacecraft and correct the orbit of the International Space Station …

Space Exploration

Lewis Hamilton: It's not how you fall, it's how you get up

<b>The Monaco Grand Prix appeared to be surrendering to Lewis Hamilton from the moment he took to the track for Thursday morning practice.</b><p>The world champion was oozing intent from every fibre of his being, from the pre-event media day on Wednesday right through until lap 64 of the race. And then it …

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegal explains why he did not sell the company to Facebook

Spiegal said the reason why he did not part with Snapchat for a boatload of cash is because he knew he had found his passion.

Apple bought a company focused on super-accurate GPS

Apple has snapped up more than a few companies that know how to deal with your location data, but it now appears to be focused on improving the accuracy of that data from the get-go. <i>MacRumors</i> has discovered evidence that Apple recently acquired Coherent Navigation, a company specializing in very …

​Breathtaking timelapse video shows nightlight Earth from space

The European Space Agency released a timelapse video composed of images taken by its astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space …

New technique may help detect alien life on Mars

<b>Washington:</b> Humans have always fantasised of "little green men" from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of …

Fresh theories about dark matter

Tom Broadhurst, the Ikerbasque researcher in the Department of Theoretical Physics of the UPV/EHU, together with Sandor Molnar of the National Taiwan …