This college was a little different!

An unforgettable era, which can not be captured on a camera!!

College life is a story captured in a paperistic picta. It is like the save button to a mind’s eye. The black-white days have their beauty of ugly faces but this phase adds color to the journey. Even after living in a world mixed with sour and sweet people, this makes the heart to beat a little faster, the body to feel a little more pleasure, and the soul to rejoice a little longer!!

Every click is perfect with its imperfections. Blurry, abrupt, random, odd, and accidental snaps are what this time is all about. The slideshow from that first unknown hi to the known goodbye outlines the whole adventure of casual wear, crowded canteens, cool teachers, hilarious talks, loud giggles, bunking lectures, graduation, farewells, and the drift.

Every year many silly people graduate the college.

But this year was a little unusual.

This is coming from the one who has never been to college ever before. I have heard stories from everyone around me, saying ‘this is the best moment where you not only explore yourself but also the real world.’ But why does my college feels not the same as theirs? Am I not born lucky? Why do I see the screens instead of blackboards?

It was the day of summer when a deadly virus entered our region and took control of each and everything around it. Since then, the rule of ‘no mobiles in class’ changed to ‘only mobiles and not you.’ Our hands were filled with devices, rooms with assignments, faces with masks, and days with the lockdown. This time it’s not classrooms but google meet, exams but no papers, festivals but no celebrations.

It’s a tough time for both warriors and survivors to sit inside a room for days with taunting parents, not seeing friends for days, missing the old memories, and facing tragic situations have made this age even harder than before. Although, it is good in every mood. Even after all this, we learned many good skills without paying any bills, introspected ourselves without ringing the best friend’s doorbell, and spent time with kin without acting mean.

We take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little part of each other everywhere.

And you all became simply special.

Importance of time

We don’t realize the importance of time when we are passing it. It all strikes only when everything becomes the past. This article is to make you realize that every single second matters and sometimes it feels okay to waste our time and do nothing but it is us who will regret it later. Let us not do that mistake anymore. Things will come into place when we start realizing that time is the most important thing in anyone’s life!

Reasons why time is precious

  • Time is precious because we cannot get it back. Once it is gone, nothing can be done.
  • If you keep running at the same pace of time, you will feel a lot better. Of course you can take small breaks, but never let time outrun you. Make use of every second in improving yourself and nourishing yourself.
  • Time is precious because it has the power to make you a better person if you use it.
  • The best proverb that says perfectly about time is “Time and tide wait for none“.

What can I do to not waste time?

You can do literally anything instead of wasting time. I sometimes find myself doing useless things like simply scrolling Instagram feed with no motivation. I could have done a lot more in that time right? It is okay to take breaks but if you find yourself taking that break very often, you need to come back on feet.

If you are a student, it all feels right when we sit and do nothing but believe me, we will regret it in future. For students, time management is very importance and if we don’t realize and act accordingly, it tends to lead to failure. So instead you can do SOMETHING. You can watch a useful video. You can do something that you love. You can even watch series or movies! as long as it has something to teach you of course. You can even play for sometime to develop your gaming skills.

In a day, if you want to make the best use of the next 24 hours, plan your day first thing in the morning and go with that flow. It will help you get your work done, will make you productive, will make you feel good about yourself. What else do we want?

When we have the good health and better energy, it is best if we use it right now. When we become old even if we want to go out and play it will eventually become difficult. Work on improving yourself.

Time is the biggest gift of all, try to spend time with your family and friends too! We don’t know what the next sec is going to bring us so instead of wondering about it we can live in the present and spend our time happily.

Conclusion

I am not insisting you to spend time on learning or improving alone, but of course to make yourself happy. Spend every sec of your life happily. After all, time spent on enjoying is not a waste.

Time travel for explorers? It’s precarious.

Learn how Einstein’s theory of relativity works and how there’s no scientific reason to believe time travel is impossible.

Is it conceivable to go through time? Indeed, and you’re doing it at this moment, speeding into the future at an amazing pace of one second of the second. Regardless of whether you’re watching paint dry or wishing you had more hours to visit with an amigo from away, you’re basically continually going through time at a similar speed. In any case, this isn’t the sort of time travel that has excited endless sci-fi journalists and produced a class so huge that Wikipedia includes more than 400 movies in the “Films no time like the present Travel” classification. Characters in movies, for example, “Specialist Who,” “Star Trek,” and “Back to the Future” jump into an insane vehicle to go back on schedule or twist into what’s to come.

After traveling through time, the players must decide what happens if you alter the past or present with information from the future (which is where time travel stories intersect with the idea of parallel universes or alternate timelines).Although many people are attracted by the prospect of altering history or seeing the future before it happens, no one has ever proved back-and-forth time travel or developed a mechanism of moving a human over considerable periods of time without destroying them in the process. In his book “Black Holes and Baby Universes” (Bantam, 1994), physicist Stephen Hawking noted, “The best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.”

However, science does allow for some time travel. The theory of special relativity proposed by scientist Albert Einstein, for example, suggests that time is an illusion that shifts relative to an observer. Time, with all its aftereffects (boredom, aging, etc.) will be experienced considerably more slowly by an observer traveling near the speed of light than by an observer at rest. That’s why, after a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly aged slightly slower than his identical brother who remained on Earth.Other scientific hypotheses concerning time travel exist, such as some strange physics involving wormholes, black holes, and string theory.

Time travel, for the most part, is the subject of an ever-growing number of science fiction literature, movies, television episodes, comic books, video games, and other media.In 1905, Einstein proposed his theory of special relativity. It has become one of the core tenets of contemporary physics, along with his later development, the theory of general relativity. For objects moving at constant speeds in a straight line, special relativity addresses the link between space and time.

The theory’s brief version is deceptively straightforward. To begin with, everything is measured in relation to something else; there is no “absolute” frame of reference. Second, light travels at a constant pace. It remains constant regardless of what is measured or where it is measured from. Third, nothing has the ability to travel faster than the speed of light.Actual, real-life time travel emerges from those fundamental tenets. An observer traveling at a high rate will experience time at a slower rate than someone who isn’t.While we don’t accelerate humans to near-light speed, we do transport them around the world at 17,500 miles per hour (28,160 kilometers per hour) aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly, an astronaut, was born after his twin brother, Mark Kelly, who was also an astronaut. Scott Kelly was in orbit for 520 days, while Mark was in space for 54 days.

The age gap between the two guys has expanded due to the difference in the speed at which they experienced time over the course of their lives.”Whereas before I was only 6 minutes older, today I am 6 minutes and 5 milliseconds older,” Mark Kelly said in a panel discussion on July 12, 2020, as previously reported by Space.com. “Now I’ve gotten that out of his system.”

The difference in an astronaut’s life span that low earth orbit creates may be insignificant — better suited for family jokes than true life extension or reaching the distant future — but the time dilation between people on Earth and GPS satellites travelling through space does make a difference. The Global Positioning System, or GPS, communicates with a network of a few dozen satellites in high Earth orbit to assist us know exactly where we are. The satellites circle the planet at a speed of 8,700 mph (14,000 km/h) at a distance of 12,500 miles (20,100 kilometers).

The slower an object moves relative to another object, the slower that first object sees time, according to special relativity. According to the American Physical Society publication Physics Central, this effect removes 7 microseconds, or 7 millionths of a second, off each day for GPS satellites with atomic clocks. Then, according to general relativity, clocks that are closer to the center of a huge gravitational mass like Earth tick slower than clocks that are farther away. Because GPS satellites are far farther from the center of the Earth than clocks on the ground, each day adds 45 microseconds to the GPS satellite clocks, according to Physics Central.

The net result is an additional 38 microseconds when combined with the negative 7 microseconds from the special relativity estimate. Engineers must account for an extra 38 microseconds in each satellite’s day to maintain the accuracy needed to target your car or phone — or, because the system is operated by the US Department of Defense, a military drone — in order to maintain the accuracy needed to pinpoint your car or phone. The onboard atomic clocks do not advance to the next day until they have been running for 38 microseconds longer than comparable clocks on Earth.Given those figures, it would take more than seven years for a GPS satellite’s atomic clock to desynchronize from an Earth clock by more than a fraction of a second.

This type of time travel may appear as insignificant as the age difference between the Kelly brothers, but given the hyper-accuracy of modern GPS technology, it does matter. Your phone can pinpoint your exact location in space and time if it can communicate with the satellites flying overhead.

Conclusion

Yes, time travel is a viable possibility. But it’s not exactly like you’ve seen in the movies. It is possible to experience time passing at a rate other than 1 second per second under certain circumstances. And there are important reasons why we need to comprehend this type of time travel that occurs in the real world.

Good and Bad effects of competition in Life

Winner Winner Confidence booster!

Get set go!! What do you make of that? If you think its competition, you are absolutely right! In Today’s fast moving life,this phrase makes sense most of the time in every field. Yes, competition,the act of trying tobwin or gain something by defeating others, is the policy we bear in mind in completing any task how much ever minute it may be.

One of the main advantages of competition is, it provides purpose and firmness to the mind. It gives us an impetus to pursue our goal, despite the difficulties that comes along the way. Here, ego also plays a major part as losing means one is inferior to the other. This might help in increasing confidence level. If its a challenge, why not gain the pleasure by surmounting it?

Even for a trifle task, one thinks that he must be the first one to finish it, thereby forcing each one to give their level best into it, yielding a better result altogether. This trait can be observed in children too. They try to compete in any task given to them and feel very good about themselves once they finish it. This simple instance shows the infuence of competition.

Now-a-days, children are very witty, which increases the level of competition.With numerous opportunities and resources come greater competition. This can be observed in various competitive exams. The cut off marks are such that, by a point difference people lose.This induces more stress in people which might be positive or negative, depending on each individual and circumtances.

Competition provides the opportunity to select the best among the bests. It is the best way to analyze ourselves and keep a track of where we stand among our peers. It also gives us chance to improve ourselves and achieve better when the next opportunity knocks our doors.

The monthly or annual exams students face is a trailor to the future competitions we might encounter. Many children as well as adults bear the opinion that exams are unnecessary and irrelevant. On the contrary, without a definite reason, it is highly unlikely that people learn what is to be learnt.

The importance of competition is such that we must always engage in improving ourselves to be on par with the bustling world. Only when we compare and compete with people, our areas of strength and weakness is revealed to us. This is help in finding direction to move forward in life.

Coming to the disadvantages, it depends on one’s mentality and view point. If one is pessimistic, the idea of competition might be discouraging to him. Whereas, if he is optimistic and ready to take on challenges, it might actually help in pushing oneself to improvise on all levels. The reality stands that competition is everywhere. One can either moan about or make the best out of it.

In conclusion, one musy always try to have healty competition in mind. Especially in this competitive world, competition is a must and the one conpeting with full determination will be the winner of the competition called life.

A Glare Beyond Ravages of Time: Lupine Arcticus

Lupinus arcticus is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common names Arctic lupine or subalpine lupine. It is native to northwestern North America, where it occurs from Oregon north to Alaska and east to Nunavut. It is a common wildflower in British Columbia.This is a perennial herb growing from a taproot and producing an erect stem up to 50 centimeters tall. The dark green, hairy leaves are borne upon rough, hairy petioles up to 17 centimeters long. The leaves are palmately compound, made up of 3 to 9 leaflets each measuring up to 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a raceme up to 15 centimeters long bearing up to 30 flowers. The flowers are usually blue, sometimes purple, and occasionally white. The banners of the pealike flowers may be tinged with pink. The fruit is a hairy, greenish to blackish legume pod 2 or 3 centimeters long. It contains up to 10 white-speckled black seeds each about half a centimeter long. The plant may hybridize with other Lupine species when they grow together.

Lupinus arcticus - Wikipedia

This plant grows in several types of habitat, including fields of sedge and moss, alpine regions, and the hills of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It grows on tundra and in moist and wet substrates. This species has been the topic of some biological research. In 1967 it caused a stir when the seeds of this species were discovered in ancient lemming burrows dating back to the Pleistocene; the seeds were germinated and they produced plants, causing them to be declared the oldest viable seeds ever discovered. In 2009 a follow-up article detailed how radiocarbon dating was used to determine that the seeds were, in fact, just a few years old at the time of their discovery, and had probably fallen into the burrows not long before.

The plant contains a neurotoxin called sparteine, possibly as a deterrent to herbivores such as the snowshoe hare. The levels of sparteine in the leaves cycle, becoming higher at night, when herbivory is more likely to occur. In addition to the hare, species of ground squirrel have been known to feed on the plant.In Science, they described how these burrows, found at Miller Creek within the Yukon territory of western Canada, had been buried deep within frozen silt since the Pleistocene. That made them over 10,000 years old. As well as rodent nests, faecal pellets and seeds, they also contained an ancient lemming skull, further confirming their old age.Crucially, the seeds remained viable, as the scientists managed to germinate and cultivate normal healthy Arctic lupine (Lupinus arcticus) plants from them.”These were considered to be the oldest viable seeds to have ever grown,” says Grant Zazula, a scientist working for the Yukon Palaeontology Program run by the Government of Yukon, based in Whitehorse, Canada. They were found in ancient frozen lemming burrows and the radiocarbon dating did confirm that the lemming skull found alongside the seeds was from the Pleistocene. That validated the original researchers’ claim that they had collected Pleistocene samples from deep within the permafrost.But without their knowledge, the seeds must have fallen into the burrows just years before they were collected. The burrows had likely been exposed by mining activity in the region.More than four decades ago, Canadian scientists published details in one of the world’s foremost scientific journals of how they discovered two dozen seeds of an Arctic lupine plant within ancient lemming burrows and finally these plants survived and thrived as a few of the challengers to the tides and cleansing of that being called time.