The Other Question, The End of Time

Note: 1. A purely non-authoritative piece. 2. This is an old draft that I am publishing after an year or so. Information presented here might have changed in the meanwhile.

Ages have passed since humans started questioning. We have always been a species with a constant endeavour to explore. We have always tried to fathom the mysteries around us. And yes, we have been quite successful in our adventures. Tremendous progress has been achieved in the fields of science and technology. Many questions have been answered. Many new have arisen. Some questions have remained unanswered, questions as old as humanity itself.

One of the first things that caught the imagination of our ancestors was the dazzling night sky. Pearls embedded in the dark depths of the universe struck wonders in the eyes of those early star-gazers. The mysteries of those pearls continue to amaze us even till today. Who put them up there? How did it all start? Rather, was there a start to it? (more…)

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When diluting an acid makes it lethal

No, this is not an article on the chemistry of the Bhopal Gas tragedy. My chemistry is way too poor for me to explain that.

Note:

  1. I’ve provided links and references as footnotes wherever I deemed it to be significant.
  2. I apologise if my article hurts the sentiments of any readers, my intention is to make people realise what happens in the event of a disaster. I sincerely wish and hope that no disaster ever occurs.
  3. I am *NOT* a doomsayer.

Flashback – 1984, Bhopal

Do I even need to remind what happened? I am not diving into the specifics of what happened. I am mentioning this so that you can have some statistics as a reference for the rest of the article.

Number of people murdered : 15,000 (possibly more) [1]

Compensation                         : $ 470 million (which the government itself agreed to be inadequate) [2] (more…)

A Peek Into The Beginnings

The Motivations

The following post is about trying to give a general idea of the Large Hadron Collider experiments being carried out by CERN (and as such, the post is LARGE), better known as the Big Bang experiment. The main motivation behind this is my sister. I don’t profess complete knowledge about the subject matter nor do I aim at explaining the technical intricacies involved. I aim at the general non-technical reader. And I hope to enthuse and introduce them to the wonderful world that is physics without the equations that scare most people away. I don’t take any responsibility for technical mistakes but I am open to corrections and suggestions.

The Child And His Toy

Most kids love to play with toys, as we did, and some kids end up breaking their toys. Elders might scorn at a broken toy, but ever wondered what made the child break the toy? The thing which made the child break the toy is the essence of every human – “curiosity(more…)

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