Science & Tech

Another possible ‘Exomoon’ discovered beyond our Solar System


By Jonathan O'Callaghan Astronomers say they have found a second plausible candidate for a moon beyond our solar system, an exomoon, orbiting a world nearly 6,000 light-years from Earth. Called, “Kepler-1708 b-I,” the moon appears to be a gas-dominated object, slightly smaller than Neptune, orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet around a sun-like star—an unusual but not...

Two giant black holes found locked in cosmic waltz


When they merge, space and time will shake By Mohana Basu Scientists from the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes locked in a cosmic waltz 9 billion light-years away. The two giant bodies orbiting each other are each hundred millions of times more massive than our sun, and the...

In a first, a Strange Quantum Object created in Lab


By David Nield Quantum mechanics – the behavior of the Universe at the smallest of scales – continues to surprise us, with scientists now have been able to successfully create a quantum object called a domain wall in laboratory settings. For the first time, these walls can now be generated in the lab on demand, occurring...

What’s inside a black hole?


Physicist uses quantum computing and machine learning to find out Physicists at the University of Michigan are trying to better understand the idea called holographic duality, a mathematical conjecture that connects theories of particles and their interactions with the theory of gravity, using quantum computing and machine learning. According to holographic duality, the theory of gravity...

What Gaming Trends to Expect in 2022


Gaming trends we’ll see in 2022 Gaming is changing significantly as this fast-moving industry grows, innovates, and adapts to changing consumer demands and technological developments. Some of the trends we’ll see in gaming in 2022: More Remasters Remasters are a controversial topic among gamers. Some consider them to be a sign of creative bankruptcy and a lack...

Metaverse, an online virtual world


What is a metaverse and why is everyone talking about it? By Mike Snider and Brett Molina Author Neal Stephenson is credited with coining the term "metaverse" in his 1992 science fiction novel "Snow Crash," in which he envisioned lifelike avatars who met in realistic 3D buildings and other virtual reality environments. Since then, various developments have made mileposts on the...

What is Web3 and how will it change the way we use the internet?


Yet another new buzzword has got the internet excited, but what exactly is Web3? Here’s everything you need to know. Web3 The idea behind Web3 is to take the world wide web as we know it and add blockchains – the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin – to everything. Why would you want to do that? The web was once seen as...

Tech trends 2022: Web 3.0, big tech battles


After a year that made the terms WFH (work from home) and metaverse instantly recognizable for many people, there are a new set of technological trends headed this way for 2022. 'Web 3.0' and crypto First, it was websites and blogs, which allowed the emergence of companies like Yahoo, eBay, and Amazon. The next was Web...

An unnamed glacier changed its course in Himalayas due to climate change and tectonics


New Delhi: Indian researchers studying an unnamed glacier in one of the less explored regions in the upper Kali Ganga valley in India have reported that the glacier had abruptly changed its main course. A team of scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun, Uttarakhand found that the unnamed NE moving glacier had...