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9/11 (Part-1)

The 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11,2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs. Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines)- all of which departed from airports on the northeastern United states bound for california- were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in NY city. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47- story 7 World …

Tabby Star

To wonder about the existence of yet another kind, enhances each of our curious minds. Expanding our thoughts out wide and open, here lies a discussion over the strangeness recently discovered. Tabby’s star (discovered by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT- a private network specifically designed to continuously monitor objects in space (under Tabetha S. Boyajian)) also known as KIC 8462852 or WTF (“Where’s the flux?”) star is an F-type main sequence star located in the constellation Cygnus approximately 454 parsecs (1,480 ly) from Earth. Unusual light fluctuations of this star were discovered by scientists as a part of the Planet Hunters project, and over September 2015 presented possible data and interpretations regarding its strange behaviour. Lead to this discovery was made from data collected by Kepler space telescope (which observes changes in brightness of distant stars to detect exoplanets (extrasolar planet that orbits a star other than sun)). Now, to tal…

Schrödinger's Cat

A life-altering idea, that contributed to many thoughtful insights, one among those many involve the Schrodinger’s cat paradox. Placing a cat, a flask of poison and a radioactive source (device with a vial of hydrocyanic acid, very less in quantity) in a box which is left sealed. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e., a single atom decaying), then the flask is shattered by a hammer, releasing the poison within the sealed box, making observations while the box was closed. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, in the 1920s’, implied that after a while, the cat is “simultaneously” dead as well as alive. In 1935 Sheldon Schrodinger corrected this problem by stating that this paradox states the probability of the possibility over the cat could be seen either dead or alive, but not both together at the same time, posing question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and in reality collapses into one possibility or the other. To further illustrate, Schrödinge…

Pulsar - Neutron Star

Inferno- Humanity's last hope?

Honestly, I'm that type of person who is easily manipulated by anyone or anything. An enthralling movie could easily affect me for days. I have always cherished my manipulative mind rather than execrating it ,though it caused me a great deal of wail than merriment .Ok now, We all know who Dante is, He was an Italian poet of the late middle ages. His Divine Comedy , is considered as the greatest literary work and a masterpiece of world literature. His quotes are known to be eerie and opulent. He was the major talking point in the novel Inferno by Dan Brown. Dante inspired this particular character Bertrand Zobrist, who practically plays the antagonist. He's a billionaire and a genetic engineer who tries to save the world in his own ways. He thought world's overpopulation can be a problem for the future of human race. Few of his quotes are sensational like this one,
"...consider this. It took the earth's population thousands of years-from the early dawn of man all …