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Space Elevator Project and Early Proposal of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky…

Aleem Siddiqui

A space elevator is a proposed type of space transportation system.  Elevator (1)The main
component would be a cable (Composed of Carbon nanotubes) anchored to the surface and extending into space. The design would permit vehicles to travel along the cable from a planetary surface, such as the Earth’s, directly into space or orbit, without the use of large rockets.

An Earth-based space elevator would consist of a cable with one end attached to the surface near the equator and the other end in space beyond geostationary orbit (35,800 km altitude). The competing forces of gravity, which is stronger at the lower end, and the
outward/upward centrifugal force, which is stronger at the upper end, would result in the
cable being held up, under tension, and stationary over a single position on Earth. With the cable deployed, climbers could repeatedly climb the cable to space by mechanical means, releasing their cargo to orbit. Climbers could also descend…

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Boston Dynamics is Introducing Spot…

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Google-owned bot maker Boston Dynamics has added another leggy member to its family of fearsome robotic quadrupeds. This one’s called Spot, and its special talent is a killer sense of balance. Even as Boston Dynamics employees repeatedly kick the robot, it manages to stay standing. For walking robots that are expected to tackle rough terrain, or strong wind gusts, the ability to keep from keeling over is an attractive quality. The 160-pound robot can jog along with its minder, and clamber up a slope and down with the grace of a mountain goat.

As is customary for the Waltham bot maker, Spot was introduced to the world via a YouTube video — just as humanoid Atlas, the galloping cheetah robot, Big Dog, and Little Dog each debuted. And the Internet responded with a collective shudder.“It feels so wrong when they kick it,” YouTube commenter Gabriel Perren wrote in response to the…

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Google’s Boston Dynamics is Introducing WildCat Quad-Ruped Robot Sprints at 16mph Outside….

Aleem Siddiqui

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The world-record breaking Cheetah robot was first unveiled by robotics firm Boston Dynamics in 2012, with the quadruped bot managing to break the land-speed record set by humans, running at speeds of up to 29.3 mph (beating Usain Bolt’s record  of27.9mph).

However, the manic sprinter was restrained by hydraulic pumps powering its legs and tethering it to a treadmill. Now Boston Dynamics have released a video of Cheetah’s successor – the WildCat. Although it’s only half as fast as Cheetah (reaching speeds of 16mph) WildCat is completely free-roaming, and is the latest addition to the military-funded company’s roster of ground-breaking robots.

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Boston Dynamics is also the team responsible for BigDog and LS3 – quadruped robots designed to act as mules for infantry by carrying heavy equipment across difficult terrain. On-board cameras track its human ‘owner’ and the bot follows automatically behind. CNET recently reported that the LS3 is currently being…

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The Large Hadron Collider, Which Helped Discovering Higgs-Boson, Could Help Understand Dark Matter…

Aleem Siddiqui

The Large Hadron Collider, built by European Organisation of Nuclear Research (CERN) could help physicists understand dark matter, which has remained a mystery in the universe. And what’s more, it could possibly help discover a particle more fascinating than the Higgs Boson. The collider which is also the world’s largest atom smasher, has undergone major upgrades that could restart at a beam energy substantially higher, that aims at explaining why nature predicts matter to antimatter.

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The collider is already credited for helping discover the Higgs Boson, which explains how objects have mass. According to reports, there is a possibility to find supersymmetric matter. Supersymmetry is an extension of standard model of physics that aims to fill in gaps about how scientists understand matter. According to supersymmetry, all particles have a counterpart that is heavier, and experts believe that if these partner particles are there, the Large Hadron…

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Aliens in the Outer World ? You Know Ghost Particle May Have the Answers…

Aleem Siddiqui

Have you ever wondered about the various Hollywood movies that depict alien life? What would happen if all this was true, if alien life existed ?

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Dear readers, it’s time to think about these questions. The discovery of a strange ‘Ghost Particle’ several miles above the Earth is believed by the researchers to be the proof of the existence of alien life. Researchers at the University of Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology have discovered a particle that they call a ‘living balloon’, which they thought once used to carry microscopic alien organisms. They proclaimed it as the latest proof of the existence of alien life.

The Ghost Particle discovery has been made by Professor Milton Wainwright and his team of researchers from the University of Sheffield. He works at the University’s department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. This particle was reportedly obtained from “dust and particulate matter” found in the stratosphere…

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