Area 51 refers to a map location and is the popular name for a United States Air Force base. It is at Groom Lake, a dry lake bed in the Nevada Desert, 85 miles (135km) north of Las Vegas.What goes on inside is extremely secret. Members of the public are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards.It is also illegal to fly over Area 51, although the site is now visible on satellite images. The base has runways up to 12,000ft (2.3 miles/3.7km) long.
1. Area 51, is a high security open training range for US Air Force in Nevada.
2. There are many conspiracy theories regarding Area 51 that keep people intrigued.
3. This dates back to 1950s, people have seen UFO sightings near the region.
4. However, there’s still no evidence of UFOs, officials say people must have confused it with other aircrafts.
5. According to CIA, secretive flight testing has been happening since 1955.
6. This got into public in August 2013 after a researcher sent a request to the CIA for a secret mission.
7. But recently the area has been in headlines after the huge popularity on the Internet.
8. What started as a joke on Facebook for September 20 couldn’t have been much popular.
9. Even rapper Lil Nas X released a music video hit “Old Town Road” featuring this area.
10. US government imposed high security norms for carrying out secret testing.
The Earth is going to die, what are we going to do?
1. Scientists estimated there are still billions of years for earth to become unhabitable.
2. With the current consumption we will run out of resources by the next century.
3. The ruthless use of resources can lead to our extinction says some experts.
4. But until now there’s a more pressing issue for environmentalists.
5. Climate change has been a major concern for our planet right now.
6. Global warming has been a big contributor to the climate change all across the world.
7. So much damage has been done to the environment in ignorance.
8. As for now we are still uncertain about what will happen in the future.
9. It can’t be said with precision for how long human can survive on earth.
How can we use DNA to store data in the future?
- The amount of information generated every second is massive, we would run out of capacity soon.
2. Data storage problem will only become severe over time.
3. Also, large amount of energy is required to keep information centres running.
4. Using DNA storage for capacity issue can be the alternative.
5. DNA can store massive amounts of data with better efficiency than electronic devices.
6. The data need for the whole world in a year can be met by using a cube of DNA of side 1m.
7. Other advantages includes using less energy and high accuracy for storage.
8. Major tech companies are already working to advance DNA storage technology.
9. DNA bar coding is being used to accelerate the pace of research in various fields.
10. Researchers say using DNA for storage can be the next big thing in technology.
10 interesting facts about the speed of light
1. It is knows as the cosmic speed limit and nothing has been discovered to travel faster.
2. Speed of light was actually discovered long in 1400 BC in Rigveda.
3. Speed of light is not constant and has the fastest speed in vacuum.
4. Light speed depends on the medium but it’s still the highest among all transmissions through the same medium.
5. Particle named as tachyons are believed to travel faster than the speed of light.
6. Objects approaching speed of light can make 7 rounds of earth in just a second.
7. Time slows down for particles traveling at the speed of light.
8.*Unit of distance on astronomical scale in measured in terms of light years.
9. The stars we see in the night are their images from millions of years ago.
10. Even with such a huge value it can take billion of years to travel to the end of the universe.
What is it like to have a superbrain?
1. Some people with extraordinary brain can recall what happened on everyday of their lives.
2. Scientists have researched upon how minds of these people differ from normal ones.
3. People with extraordinary minds see the world differently.
4. For some people brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities.
5. People with savant syndrome have mental problem but a genius brain.
6. What all savants have in common is prodigious and uncanny memory.
7. Mozart know for great music, had the ability to memorise musical pieces.
8. Talented minds are proving themselves useful as a crime-fighting force for recognition.
9. However, most of the prodigious minds fail to succeed in life due to mental problems.
What if we travelled through time?
1. Traveling into the future is easy as we are doing it right now one second per second.
2. Recent studies have shown time traveling into the past is possible in theory.
3. The mechanism for time travel is governed by the time dilation effect of special relativity.
4. Traveling through time is abstract unlike real travel which is a continuous process.
5. If you traveled through time you would return younger than same-age friends who stayed on Earth.
6. One could travel through spacetime tunneling through wormholes but we don’t if it exists.
7. Another way is by slowing down your body processes and then restarting them later like spores.
8. Past cannot be changed if you traveled through time.
9. Its because you can’t just change the past and have the effect propagate into the future.
10. If you traveled when time machines were not built you wouldn’t be able to the return.
Are we alone in this universe? Do aliens exist?
1. The universe stretches some 93 billion light years across and contains 2 trillion galaxies.
2. Out of those galaxies there’s still no evidence if other life exists other than our earth.
3. Its still in debate of how many planets in other galaxies could support life.
4. The biochemistry that created intelligent beings on Earth is not rare in billions of years.
5. Scientists argue that there must be planets other than earth that have more developed technology.
6. It might be possible that we haven’t been able to decode the signal sent to us.
7. Other important reason is that the space is too big and we have just started to explore it.
8. Scientists are working on the technology that can help us get to the next level in the research.
9. For now it’s highly unlikely to say that we have the whole universe only for ourselves.