Shubhankar Tripathi

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The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …

Universe

Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new supercomputer, according to budget filings reported by Reuters, with aims of developing a machine capable of 130 …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

What It Means If CERN Discovers A New Particle

In the 1960s and 1970s, the finishing theoretical touches were being put on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics. Inside the world of the atom were subatomic, fundamental particles, including electrons, two types of quarks and the gluons. In addition, over time, a whole slew of other …

The 10 science stories of the week that you don't want to miss

But at Tech Insider, that's our job: to bring you the most interesting and important developments in research, current events, and the science of everyday life.<p>This week we dug into the alarming chemistry of a bomb ingredient used in the Paris attacks, explored the dangers of sulfur mining, and …

Spiders can use their legs or abdomens as “sails”, helping them to disperse across large bodies of water<p>If, last week, you’d quizzed me about the dispersal strategies of spiders, I would have told you all about “ballooning”, how Charles Darwin, at sea on the Beagle in 1832, was stunned to see …

Zoology

Solar Impulse breaks record for non-stop solo flight

Solar powered plane flies for more than 100 hours across the Pacific on its way from Japan to Hawaii during its global journey<p>A team attempting to fly a solar powered plane around the world has has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the pilots said on Thursday.<p>Solar …

Solar Impulse