An elusive detector for an elusive particle

The delay of a go-ahead from the Cabinet for an indigenously designed neutrino detector is demoralizing for scientists because it could turn investors away.

The Big Bang did bang

The Hindu March 19, 2014 On March 17, the most important day for cosmology in over a decade, the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics made an announcement that swept even physicists off their feet. Scientists published the first pieces of evidence that a popular but untested theory called cosmic inflation is right. This has significant implications …

Airplanes can still go missing

Airplanes are one of our largest modes of transportation in terms of physical size. With the exception of ships, airplanes have the highest carrying capacity, are quite environmentally disruptive while in operation, and are equipped with some of the most sophisticated positional tracking technologies. Yet, one still went missing last week. Fourteen years into the …

Riffing off the Rift

At first glance, the Oculus Rift is an ingenious invention - not something you can look at and go "Hey, how come I didn't think of that?" By letting its users 'step inside the game', the Rift holds enormous potential not only to herald the proverbial revolution due a disruptive bit of technology in gaming …