Author: Shweta Goyal

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Marketer. Experience as Analyst. IT engineer. Movie Buff. Sketching to feel life and writing to express. A lifelong learner and insatiably curious about things.

Remember In Time? The Justin Timberlake movie delivered an interesting take on an original idea. An idea that involved humans not physically ageing after 25. One of the standout scenes from the movie involves Timberlake being introduced to a mother, wife, and a daughter – all the exact same age. How realistic can this scenario get? The question here is can we prevent ageing? That is, can we prevent the damage of cells, tissues, macromolecules and organs? Can we make homo sapiens immortal where anything from a malignancy to a natural calamity would not stop the heart from beating? Related: The War…

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The concept of invisibility cloaks, often seen in Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and many other fictional universes, seems to be making strong progress in the real world. Visual invisibility cloaking allows us to render objects or individuals partially or wholly invisible to parts of electromagnetic spectrum or simply to redirect the light around the shape, from all the directions, in order to make that object disappear to the naked eye. Early Development The earliest cloaking devices, used back in 2006, were composed of metamaterial. Physicists rendered a cylinder invisible by coating it with metamaterial, but unlike Potteresque robes, people could…

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It’s the 3rd decade of this century. We’re living at the pinnacle of human technology, with every year touching a new high in terms of our scientific and technological prowess. We’re using physics to manipulate electrons and atoms – which give us electricity and internet – the very foundation of modern life as we know it. Today, we’re surrounded by multiple products manipulating high energy particles – from cellphones to microwaves. The last time you went to a medical clinic to get an X-ray or MRI, you experienced radiation treatment, to put it simply. Although of course, all this is…

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