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The Casimir Effect

By Sparsh Gupta The mysterious, attractive force between two mirrors suspended in a vacuum helped develop many theoretical ideas such as Hawking Radiation and even Zero-point (or Vacuum) Energy! In 1948, Dutch physicists Hendrik Casimir and Dirk Polder predicted that when two mirrors are placed in front of each other extremely close (just about 100 …

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Tonga Volcano eruption

On 20th December 2021, the Tonga volcano began to erupt and on 15th January 2022, reached a peak which probably made it the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century. It was reportedly as powerful as hundreds of atomic bombs! It also caused tsunami waves that wreaked havoc in Tonga and casued some damage in …

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Fear: Friend or Foe?

Fear has been present as a determinant for survival throughout human history, and it implicitly controls our daily lives. As one’s intrinsic “internal guardian,” fear has the capacity to guide us through some of the most terrifying events or simply guide the way we walk home from school. The threat of damage, real or imagined, …

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