The Thrilling Touchdown

What is the worst possible scenario you could think of while flying on a plane? Smoke in the cabin? Obscure windshield? Engine failure? Cabin depressurization? Imagine all of the mentioned scenario happening sequentially one after the other and yet the pilot manages to tackle all of it and make a touchdown. What a legendary landing would that be? This is a tale of how captain Eric Moody and first officer Roger Greaves landed the British Airways after being threatened by a number of obstacles.

Survivor’s quest

“If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn down my formula in 1905”, stated Einstein. It’s impressive how the unquenchable thirst for vengeance and authority could drive humankind to unimaginable extremes. The bomb attack at Hiroshima and Nagasaki exemplifies it. What’s more impressive is the glimmer of hope which humankind still opts to hold onto and overcome the caused catastrophes.

Space Bound

In a mere 70 years since humanity unlocked the ability to fly, we managed to touch the moon. Imagine the leaps and bounds of the progress we could make if we collectively treated Space as humanity’s final frontier. We owe it to ourselves to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. Everything we need is out there, we just cannot reach it ….yet.

The Digital Divide

“To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away.” With the raging pandemic widening the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, the inaccessibility of devices to the underprivileged for online learning, calls for a reckoning. The recent death of a 19-year old student regarding this has sparked off the ‘Digital Divide’ in India.

5G: Boon or Bane

When the 5th Generation of mobile communication and networking was introduced in early 2020, it grabbed a lot of attention. With speeds upto 10GBps, 5G technology sounded promising. But with further research, it was observed that 5G was doing more harm than good to the environment. Read the article to know more!

The Women of ENIAC

The work of many people remains forgotten in the world of computer science. Many other women in this filed like Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace who was responsible for significant breakthroughs in this field remain forgotten. Learn more about the contributions of six women to the ENIAC project which changed the way we use computers.

How Reusable Rockets Work

All of us have dreamt of floating around in free space among the stars and celestial bodies. With the introduction of Falcon-9 rockets to the commercial space exploration industry, this may be possible by 2022. In this article, learn how Falcon-9 rockets (named after the Millenium Falcon) reduce space travel costs and make it accessible to everyone.