The tech week that was: Videos, books, stories and more
A professor from Harvard University has proposed a plan to make a telescope making the earth's atmosphere its lens.
Gadget geeks must be excited about the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Qualcomm-powered laptop this week. But we have a lot more that makes this week exciting. Let’s start with the first short movie "Therefore I Am" from Dust. It is about time travel:
Every year we are sending hundreds of satellites in space. The increased number of satellites in space is becoming a threat to future space travel and also for the International Space Station.
In March earlier this year, India tested its capability to destroy a satellite in its orbit, becoming only the fourth country to do so. Indian scientists expected that the debris would settle down in a few months. However, a new report suggests that around 50 pieces of debris are still floating in space. Read more about how long is it going to stay there, here.
Taking the conversation forward, managing space debris is going to be a challenge for humanity. It is like littering on the road that we walk. All the journeys that we are planning for the future are going to cross this path. And we need to clean it up to ensure that we can cross it safely.
Watch this TED talk by aerodynamicist Moriba Jah who plans to solve this problem. He is planning to develop and scale the world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system.
It's difficult to find short sci-fi stories. However, Vice has one that can entertain you for a while. Check out "The Installation", a sci-fi story that talks about big pharma, here.
Do you believe in God? Let’s try to make this answer easy. A new book called 'Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide Book' by Richard Dawkins (UK Biologist and Writer) tries to explain why you shouldn't. I assume that because you are a science person, you are a bit skeptical about God's existence.
In this book, the author tries to explain how life emerged without a Creator.
We know that every human being is unique. Each one of us has a distinct history and our DNA has all this information stored inside. So, why not eat personalised food, depending on how a human being has evolved?
This interesting article by Universal-Sci talks about the surprising facts discovered by the author after his DNA test. He talks about how the personalised nutrition advice he received made him rethink his current eating habits. Check it out here.
Before we depart check out a few of the interesting stories in our tech and science section:
1. A professor from Harvard University has proposed a plan to make a telescope making the earth's atmosphere its lens.
2. Israeli moon lander Beresheet crashed on the moon. It spread a unique microscopic animal called Tardigrades on the moon. They are able to survive in adverse conditions and we might find them alive if we revisit the moon after a few years. Check more about Tardigrades, here.
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