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Dr Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a nuclear physicist, mathematician, and activist. He did his BSc in mathematics and electrical engineering from MIT and went on to have an MSc in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the same institution. He has had an extensive academic career: working as a guest scientist […]
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Ever wondered how engineers design aircraft, boats, submarines, rockets, jet engines, wind turbines or artificial hearts? These devices, though differing greatly in function, involve a fluid — air in aircraft, water in boats and blood in hearts. Thus, in order to properly design these devices, there is a need to analyze the motion of fluid […]
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The quantum revolution mainly involve visible wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, but everything changed when Shabir Barzanjeh and his team at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria used special properties of quantum mechanics to make measurements that were not previously possible. Together, they used entangled microwaves to create a quantum radar. The radar works […]
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It is no exaggeration to say that the award-winning TV series Cosmos made science and astronomy household names around the world. Created in the 1980s by the celebrated American astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan, the show influenced a whole generation of scientists. Sagan passed away in 1996, yet his work continues to inspire the […]

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