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  • Jun 03 2021

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    NASA has approved 2 new missions to investigate our closest planetary neighbor, Venus. Venus is a fascinating planet. Venus is considered ‘upside down’ and spins the wrong way (spinning clockwise). Is hotter than Mercury at 462°C despite being further from the sun. Its day is longer than its year du...

  • Apr 06 2021

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    Ebooks have been around since late 70s with Project Gutenberg, and became a commercially available format as early as the internet enabled monetary exchanges in the 90s. In 1998, US libraries were already distributing free ebooks through their websites and technologies from companies like OverDrive ...

  • Apr 02 2021

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    Is freezing your body the stuff of nightmares, science fiction, or a future technology to aid long space travel? I’m not sure many people would have turned down an opportunity to take a cryogenic sleep through the last year, I certainly wish it had been an option. Let’s explore the science of cryoge...

  • Mar 29 2021

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    With the challenges of the new demands for competencies in science, technology, engineering, and innovation in the 21st century, new pedagogical currents have arisen that advocate implementing literacy beyond digital literacy, technological literacy. Today we are going to look closer at the phenomen...

  • Mar 09 2021

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    Excerpt from my article for theGIST republished (the crew has already returned, of course):On May the 30th, SpaceX successfully managed to send a test space flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew of this collaborative mission, Demo-2, ushered in a new era of commercial space fligh...

  • March 5 2021

    How to grow ‘Veggies’ in space By- Shakuntla Ranawat Do you know potato was the first vegetable grown in space when NASA partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. Fruits and vegetables which are very easily available for us are responsible for our healthy mind and nutrients rich di...

  • February 18 2021

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      Yes, there are more similarities between solar cells and pizza than you might think. I'm a solar energy researcher working towards eliminating the defects in and improving the performance of industrial solar cells. A PhD is a long journey full of untimely experiments and countless sleepless nights...

  • January 3 2021

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      I am at the end of my tether.  And to be honest it’s not as long a tether as it used to be.  I had expected to become more tolerant with my advancing years, but I’m afraid all that has happened is that my once well-suppressed curmudgeon has surfaced and taken charge. These days there are of cours...

  • November 13 2020

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    Since the start of lockdown in the UK back in March, the government has been “tweaking” its covid-19 testing strategy. Targeted testing, only symptomatic people, mass testing etc. Until last week (6th Nov, 2020), the only widely available tests were PCR (I’ll explain more in a moment). However, Live...

  • November 3 2020

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    Coding bootcamps could be a very lucrative way to start a career in the tech industry. According to the Course Report, the average amount spent on bootcamps is $13,584.    Compared to the average price of a college education, bootcamps seem to be a very inexpensive way to learn tech skills. And if ...

  • October 30 2020

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    At the start of lockdown in the UK back in March (2020, if anyone needs reminding…), doctors surgeries closed their doors to walk in appointments and everything went as online as possible. Whilst many would have been sceptical of a virtual consultation, I also think many have been surprised. GP surg...

  • October 18 2020

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    Focus on being productive instead of busy -  Tim Ferris Productivity is a measure of the efficiency of a productive process and is determined by the rate of output per unit input. Productivity is associated with yield, efficiency and prolificity. Ever heard the axiom, work smart not hard!, indeed, ...