• Warp drive – will it become a reality?

      Sound barrier was broken a long time ago. Ever since that law was broken, sci-fi geeks have been waiting to see more of “fantasy come true”. One of which is the warp drive from star trek. How far are we from that? Or how close are we? Let me not drag the answer, scientists believe that it is quite impossible considering Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light – however, if we could compact and expand the fabric of space-time ahead of and behind us, technically we could travel faster than the speed of light. Technically. Anyway, like i mentioned earlier It’s just…

  • Remember, the important thing is not to stop questioning – Albert Einstein

    I dedicate one week of every month’s to post about questions taken from Quora. Here goes this month’s bunch. Where exactly is our solar system located? If you examine our Milky Way graphical upper view, it sort of looks like an octopus’s top view but with spiral shaped arms. These arms illuminate interstellar dust and gas. Each arm, named as Perseus Arm, Sagittarius Arm, Centaurus Arm and Cygnus Arm and our solar system lies in the Orion Spur which is a minor arm. It is located 26,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Here is NASA’s pictorial view: What happens if the Sun turns into a…

  • Earthworms bred in Mars soil simulant!

      Wieger Wamelink, Mars and Moon soil researcher may have just opened doors to grow crops on Martian soil when humans get there. Soil is necessary for agriculture and its one of the basic necessity for life as it provides food. It contains all nutrients by nature on Earth and earthworms only makes the soil healthier – they do break down and recycle dead organic matter. This is how we know the ecosystem works on Earth; however Mars’s soil is more sterile and contains toxic compounds. Wageningen University & Research has been researching and growing rucola on Mars soil simulant which they obtained by NASA. They added worms and manure…