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Faraday (1791) gave us faraday’s law, electromagnetic induction. electric motor. Someone who contributed to both Physics and Chemistry.

Coming from a poor family, he was woking as a book binder in his teens. And actually read many of them and learnt a lot by himself.

1831 was the year when Faraday discovered and invented what is today taken for granted. Very few have changed human lives like Faraday did.

Faraday had to work as a ‘valet’ to Davy on a voyage to learn science and interact with scientists. He had to put up with a lot of things.

The next in line has to be the incomparable James Maxwell (1831). He was the first to figure out that light is an electromagnetic wave.

This was around 1861-62. The four equations of Maxwell are so beautiful that Boltzmann exclaimed, “Was it a god who wrote these lines …”

This was followed by Heinrich Hertz (1857). He produced the first artificial electromagnetic wave around 1887. A huge moment in history.

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Don't be impressed by:
1 money
2 titles
3 degrees
4 networks

Be impressed by:
1 generosity
2 integrity
3 humility
4 applied knowledge
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Our Fruits and Vegetables are Dramatically Different Than They Used to Be
 
We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are “natural” and the same as they always were. It turns out that in the past this familiar food didn’t look like this at all. Its genetics was modified over time by humans, we did this for centuries.

It's worth looking at the picture of pre-modified watermelons, bananas and carrots. Very dramatic differences compared to what we have today. 
We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are "natural" and the same as they always were. It turns out that in the past this familiar food didn't look like this at all.
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LIGO announced today that they have detected gravitational waves from a black hole merger. If verified it will be the ultimate confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity
Gravitational waves have been directly detected. Why do gravitational waves exist, and why is this such a big discovery?
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RIP Ken Olson

Computer pioneer Ken Olsen dies

Ken Olsen, who cofounded Digital Equipment Corp. and built it into the second-largest computer company in the nation by creating small but powerful machines called minicomputers, died Sunday.

Mr. Olsen launched Digital in 1957 in a defunct woolen mill in Maynard with $70,000 in venture capital. For a time, Mr. Olsen, his partner, Harlan Anderson, and his brother Stanley Olsen were the company’s only employees. With innovation after innovation, Mr. Olsen and Digital helped create the computer industry. At one point, the company was valued at about $14 billion


Ken Olsen, who cofounded Digital Equipment Corp. and built it into the second-largest computer company in the nation by creating small but powerful machines called minicomputers, died Sunday.
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The publicly funded technology behind your #iPhone (as diagrammed by Prof Mazzucato M) 
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A brilliant watch on the greatest innovator the world has ever seen. 
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End of Moore's law

Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore's law, the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the 1960s, is nearing its end.
The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.
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In search of Gravitational Waves

+Ethan Siegel​: "If they find a gravitational wave, this is what it’ll teach us: that Einstein’s relativity is right, that gravitational radiation is real, and that merging black holes not only produce them, but that these waves can be detected. It’s a whole new type of astronomy — one that doesn’t use telescopes — and a whole new way to view black holes, neutron stars, and other objects that are otherwise mostly invisible. For the first time, we may be developing eyes for examining the Universe in a way that no living creature has ever examined it before."

When we look out into the Universe, we normally gain information about it by gathering light of various wavelengths. However, there are other possibilities for astronomy, including by looking for the neutrinos emitted by astrophysical sources — first detected in the supernova explosion of 1987 — and in the gravitational waves emitted by accelerating masses. These ripples in the fabric of space were theorized back in the early days of Einstein’s General Relativity, and experiments to detect them have been ongoing since the 1960s. However, in September of 2015, Advanced LIGO came online, and it was the first gravitational wave observatory that was expected to detect a real gravitational wave signal. The press conference on Thursday is where the collaboration will make their official announcement, and in the meantime, here’s an explainer of what gravitational waves are, what Advanced LIGO can teach us, and how.
 
"[I]f they find a gravitational wave, this is what it’ll teach us: that Einstein’s relativity is right, that gravitational radiation is real, and that merging black holes not only produce them, but that these waves can be detected. It’s a whole new type of astronomy — one that doesn’t use telescopes — and a whole new way to view black holes, neutron stars, and other objects that are otherwise mostly invisible. For the first time, we may be developing eyes for examining the Universe in a way that no living creature has ever examined it before."

When we look out into the Universe, we normally gain information about it by gathering light of various wavelengths. However, there are other possibilities for astronomy, including by looking for the neutrinos emitted by astrophysical sources — first detected in the supernova explosion of 1987 — and in the gravitational waves emitted by accelerating masses. These ripples in the fabric of space were theorized back in the early days of Einstein’s General Relativity, and experiments to detect them have been ongoing since the 1960s. However, in September of 2015, Advanced LIGO came online, and it was the first gravitational wave observatory that was expected to detect a real gravitational wave signal. The press conference on Thursday is where the collaboration will make their official announcement, and in the meantime, here’s an explainer of what gravitational waves are, what Advanced LIGO can teach us, and how.
Einstein's General Relativity predicted a whole slew of unexpected phenomena, including a new type of radiation: gravitational waves. LIGO may be about to discover them for the first time.
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Brilliant narrative on what's wrong with Free Basics/Internet.Org by the brilliant and thoughtful +Om Malik​
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This is the best thing I have ever seen.

Galileo in 15th century, discovered that any object falling to earth ,fall at same rate. He mentioned that a cannon ball and a feather if dropped form the same height will touch the ground at the same time.
Provided there is no air resistance. He had difficulty explaining it. 4 century later with the current technology it has been experimently demonstrated. Its visual treat to watch the video.

Hat tip +Jikky John​
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TRAI blocks Free Basics in a ruling favoring Net Neutrality.
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India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.
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