Category: Science

  • Snoozing in Space: Hibernation for Stellar Adventures

    Snoozing in Space: Hibernation for Stellar Adventures

    Have you seen characters in movies who can sleep or stay frozen for a long time? They can travel through space or time without growing older. That’s called suspended animation, a fancy term for deep sleep. If we can really do that we could all explore the vast universe with ease! Did you know that […]

  • Lab-Grown Meat: Food Of The Future!

    Lab-Grown Meat: Food Of The Future!

    Imagine sitting in a restaurant, getting ready to enjoy a tasty meal. But guess what? The meal on your plate didn’t come from a farm like usual. It was made in a laboratory nearby! Is it even possible, you may think? There is a cool place called Huber’s Butchery and Bistro in Singapore. They have […]

  • Amazing Brain Facts For Kids

    Amazing Brain Facts For Kids

    What is that one thing that makes humans different from other living organisms? Yes, it’s their brain! The human brain works faster than a computer. It can store information equal to 4.7 billion books! And an average individual’s brain switches between 70,000 thoughts each day! Unbelieveable isn’t it? Here are some more fascinating brain facts. […]

  • Virtual Fossils

    Virtual Fossils

    You must have heard or read about fossils. Fossils are the remains of dead animals and plants that have remained preserved for millions of years. You may have even seen a fossil or two in museums. Do you know about that Woolly Mammoth that was found buried under layers of ice? The fossil was found […]

  • What is Biometric Authentication?

    What is Biometric Authentication?

    Can any two people have same fingerprints? Can your voice be exactly same as mine? Can identical twins have the same pattern of the retina? None of the above can be same for two different people. Every person has some characteristics that are unique to them. Fingerprint, for example, is one of them. Biometrics is the […]

  • What is Augmented Reality?

    What is Augmented Reality?

    What if you could bring your Lego toys to life without actually assembling the blocks? What if you could, without opening the box know exactly how the 3d model will be? How about your favorite book coming to life with its characters moving and talking? Augmented Reality can bring a lot of regular boring stuff to […]

  • Algae Biofuel

    Algae Biofuel

    Don’t we all know that burning petrol is bad for our environment? Even diesel and other fuels are no good. They all pollute our air. Air pollution levels in most cities is too high. Added to this, the price of these fuels are rising as their supply is reducing. There has been an urgent need […]

  • Face Blindness

    Face Blindness

    Walking along the street, a stranger begins to approach you. The person looks you in the eye and beams as if he’s a friend. He even says ‘hello’. But you, on the other hand, only stare back. You fail to recognize him at all. Has something like this ever happened to you? Maybe the stranger […]

  • What is 3D Printing?

    What is 3D Printing?

    There is a unique technology that has come up recently. It is very useful and a lot of fun to play with. No, It’s not just a new video game or a new phone. It has to do something with the way you print. Can you guess what it is? It’s a brand new technology called […]

  • Worms That Eat Up Your Plastic

    Worms That Eat Up Your Plastic

    A big part of the 100 million tons of plastic produced every year worldwide ends up in the garbage. Our garbage dumps are getting bigger and bigger. Even our oceans are not safe. There is a large area right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made only of floating trash. Called the Great Pacific […]

  • Genetically Modified Organisms

    Genetically Modified Organisms

    So, you meet your friend’s mother for the first time. And she quickly exclaims how much you look like your dad! Or like your uncle or grandparent or a distant cousin! Has that ever happened to you? How can one look similar to so many people in the family? Do all of us carry some […]

  • Roads That Absorb All The Water

    Roads That Absorb All The Water

    In June 2007, the United Kingdom faced rainfall that was almost double the usual amount. The downpour became so intense that drains overflowed and spilled water onto the streets. Traffic was thrown out of gear. You could row a boat to get from place to place. Worse, the collected water weakened the road surface, creating […]

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