The Antikythera mechanism is an incredibly complex device found in a shipwreck near Greece in the year 1900. ends to be created 1st Century BCE. The device also came long before our modern understanding of astronomy and physics. The device was used to determine the positions of celestial bodies (Moon, Sun, etc.) using a complex series of bronze gears. It was created 100 years before the birth of Christ, 1,600 years before Galileo was born, and over 1,700 years before Isaac Newton was born.
About the size of a shoebox, it acts as an astronomical calendar, predicting the cycles of the solar system in the upcoming decades. Lunar month, Solar eclipses was also predicted using this device. By turning the dial to one of the 365 days on its face, the user could anticipate the exact position of the Sun and Moon. It’s also possible the Antikythera mechanism was used to tell fortunes, as it provided information about eclipses that were associated with good and bad omens.
At that time, people even don’t know about gravitation, Earth, Moon & Space but how’d they created such device? The device is so complex that it took 1-2 years for Scientists just to decode 30% of its part. Rest parts of the device is mystery. The biggest mystery is that, how, why & who created this device.
Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak Is Now Real!
Scientists invented a new material that will make you invisible just like Harry Potter’s cloak! A Canadian company, ‘Hyperstealth Biotechnologies’ has launched a product called “Quantum Stealth” that bends visible light and hides anything. Not just humans but it can even hide tanks, aircraft and ships! And the best thing of all? It doesn’t require any power to work! The “Cloak” can be as thin as paper and still work with full efficiency. Even militaries are using this technology in countering terrorists!
Right now, its just a thin sheet, but Scientists are trying to develop this technology and use it in clothes and other things. Imagine wearing this tech on your clothes, you can hide anywhere and at anytime!
Researchers Discovered a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65%
Scientists published some studies which went viral because some UK researchers put together a “science-backed” playlist of 10 songs they considered to be the most soothing on Earth. Music has a lot of power; there’s no need to measure it with science, but for those who enjoy it, these British neuroscientists have developed anxiety-relieving music. Their experiment involved several participants who were charged with solving difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while being attached to sensors.
The puzzles created a small amount of stress among candidates and the stress was what they needed to study. The participants listened to music while working on the puzzles, and the neuroscientists monitored tension and brain activity. Finally, after trying hundreds of playlists, scientists release some playlists that can reduce anxiety by 65%. This can be helpful for many students and people working in stressful situations. This is the playlist created by those neuroscientists: the most soothing songs they could find:
- “Weightless,” by Marconi Union
- “Electra,” by Airstream
- “Watermark,” by Enya
- “Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay
- “Pure Shores,” by All Saints
- “We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil
- “Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart
Scientists want to send sperms to the Moon!
Scientists are proposing a so-called “global insurance policy.” They hope to send an ark to the moon, filled with 335 million sperm and egg samples, in case a catastrophe happens on Earth. Instead of sending every animal, the solar-powered ark would store frozen seed, spore, sperm, and egg samples from some 6.7 million Earth species. Jekan Thanga, a scientist from the University of Arizona proposed this concept. He said that the Toba supervolcanic eruption which occurred 75,000 years ago is still active and once it will erupt, it will cause mass destruction.
He also said that a global pandemic like coronavirus or nuclear war are two other major possibilities for the end of humankind. The “doomsday vault” in Norway, currently holds hundreds of thousands of seed samples to ensure continued biodiversity on earth. But Thanga’s team believes storing such precious samples on our own planet is far too risky. Luckily, the moon, located just 384,400 km away, has none of these issues. And storing them under Moon’s surface would be a safer way.
The idea is to store the ark within a network of lava tubes — about 200. These tubes have remained untouched for 3 to 4 billion years, and scientists suggest they could provide much-needed protection from solar radiation & meteors on the surface