An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Self Destructing Plant, Science is Art and the Invisibilizing Cloak

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A giant palm tree – which can be seen on Google Earth/satellites – which spends so much energy it collapses and dies.. a self destructing tree!

Is Science an Art? Well Neils Bohr certainly seemed to think so! He thought electrons were closer to Picasso’s world than to the science of revolving bodies of the Universe:

Bohr’s discerning conviction was that the invisible world of the electron was essentially a cubist world. By 1923, de Broglie had already determined that electrons could exist as either particles or waves. What Bohr maintained was that the form they took depended on how you looked at them. Their very nature was a consequence of our observation. This meant that electrons weren’t like little planets at all. Instead, they were like one of Picasso’s deconstructed guitars, a blur of brushstrokes that only made sense once you stared at it. The art that looked so strange was actually telling the truth.

Ever fantasize being invisible? Well, your wish may come true very soon. Mr. Tachi of Univ of Tokyo has a prototype of the cloak, wearing which you could become invisible! Naah.. its not a movie stunt.. or may be it is…

Susumu Tachi, an engineering professor at the University of Tokyo, demonstrated a crude invisibility cloak. Through the clever application of some dirt-cheap technology, the Japanese inventor has brought personal invisibility a step closer to reality.

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