What is The Sound of Clara Rockmore?

Today Google honored Clara Rockmore and her 105th birthday with an online theremin. Clara Rockmore is famous for her ability to make music from thin air. Trained from a young age as a violinist, Rockmore ultimately gave up the violin for theremin, a gesture-controlled instrument named after its inventor, Léon Theremin. Not only did Rockmore become […]

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Eye-Gazing

Why do we lose the sense of romance in love? Why is it so difficult to sustain relationships after the initial obsessive phase wanes?  It looks like a pretty obvious fact that after awhile the scorching heat between a couple starts to cool down.  That’s because our brain works so that we get motivated by novelty, not steady […]

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How Microwave Ovens Work?

It is now the moment for me to proudly confess that the last 10 years I survived without a microwave. When someone happened to ask me why, I never had a solid answer for that. But now I know. How Microwave Ovens Work? They work by bombarding the food with electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency […]

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How Does Your Camera Work?

Instagram users 80+M photos every day. Snapchat users share 8,796 photos every second. Facebook users post 350 million photos per day, and 4,501 per second. Every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago. But what essentially is a photo? In order to answer this question, let’s try to understand how cameras […]

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How Deep Is The Ocean?

Now, here’s the fact. I have had a chance to dip my toes in all oceans in the world except the Indian. I know, one day it will happen and I can proudly say that I “conquered” all 5. Bur for now, let’s just dive into the ocean to see how deep we can get.  

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What Is Light?

Multiple personality of light is referred to as wave-particle duality, which says that light exhibits the properties of particles and waves. “We have two contradictory pictures of reality; separately neither of them fully explains the phenomena of light, but together they do” – Albert Einstein Watch this descriptive video to understand better the science of light.

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