A look back at the Total Solar Eclipse

What is the Total Solar Eclipse? A total solar eclipse is when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely covers the intensely bright light of the Sun. During an eclipse, totality occurs at best only in a narrow track on the surface of Earth. What happens during a total solar eclipse? It begins as a partial solar eclipse. 2. Shadows become sharper than normal. 3. The landscape … Continue reading A look back at the Total Solar Eclipse

Super-Earth’s and Life

Last month, I enrolled in an astronomy course to learn more about life in outer space. The course’s name is Super-Earth’s and Life, and it was conducted by the Director of Harvard’s Origins of Life Initiative, Dr. Dimitar Sasselov and Dr. Colin Fredericks. Course content: This course provides an introduction to the field of astrobiology, a multidisciplinary science that inculcates elements of physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and … Continue reading Super-Earth’s and Life

C++: #CoolCodez Part 3

SITUATION: MAKING A RIGHT ANGLE TRIANGLE OF NUMBERS AND ALPHABETS. #include #include void main() { clrscr(); int row, temp=0, space, num=1, tempnum=1, cois; char alpha=’A’, tempalpha=’B’; cout<<“\n\n”; for(row=5;row>0;row–) { if(row%2==0) { tempnum–; num=tempnum; } else { tempalpha–; alpha=tempalpha; } cout<<“\t”; for(space=temp;space>0;space–) { cout<<“\t”; } temp++; for(cois=row;cois>0;cois–) { if(row%2==0) { cout<<“\t”<<alpha++; } else { cout<<“\t”<<num++; } } tempalpha=alpha; tempnum=num; cout<<“\n”; } getch(); } Continue reading C++: #CoolCodez Part 3

Introduction to Arrays

An array is a data structure which allows a collective name to be given to a group of elements which all have the same type. An individual element of an array is identified by its own unique index or subscript. An array can be thought of as a collection of numbered boxes each containing one data item. Simple code for an array: #include<iostream.h> #include<conio.h> void main() { char name[20]; int length=0; … Continue reading Introduction to Arrays

Discovering the Secrets of the Universe with Karan Jani

  Last week, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to Rainer Weiss, LIGO/VIRGO collaborator, and the other half jointly to  Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne,  LIGO/VIRGO collaborators, for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. This was a ground-breaking discovery, more so that it took hundred years to prove. This discovery was … Continue reading Discovering the Secrets of the Universe with Karan Jani

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

I found the video quite perceptive and interesting because the ideas that the video touches on are quite prevalent in today’s society.  I couldn’t believe the results of the survey conducted by Hans Rosling. It was a bit disappointing and I was shocked to see that so many people in first world countries had let themselves become convinced that they were suffering horribly, and that … Continue reading Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

10,000 Hour Rule

Malcolm Gladwell, an accolade author, and journalist made a bold claim that it takes 10,000 hours of apprenticeship and practice to master any activity or profession in his book, Outliers. He garnered research from many social experiments and researches conducted by psychologists and social scientists and found that the preponderance of evidence points to a direct relationship between hours of practice and accomplishment. I will … Continue reading 10,000 Hour Rule

Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?

Our five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste – are the physiological methods of perception. There are times when senses do not give us the truth and others where they are able to give us the truth. So, one should always use other forms of knowledge to verify the information given to us by our senses. Our senses are the first things we … Continue reading Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?