Take a deep breath before we head for this underwater adventure!
The mother earth has so much in store for us always! There is always something new popping up now and then. Here are some eye-popping photographs of new reef fishes found all across the globe.
The data for these fishes has been co authored by Mark V. Erdmann. In fact he has even named a new found fish discovered by him after his daughter Mica, who is an avid diver at the age of 12. The basslet fish is called, pseudanthias mica and is thus amongst his favourites.
These fishes have been found in what is known as the Coral Triangle, in the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea.
Compiling more than 60 years of data, the new guide details 2,500 species of reef fish, doubling the number if total fishes reported in the area.
School of Anthias Fish
Novas are an exciting phenomenon!
Well, two Japanese backyard astronomers, Koichi Itagaki and Yukio Sakurai discovered a star dubbed PNV J17522579-2126215, previously not visible, flare to 9th magnitude making it faintly visible to backyard telescopes. Sakurai captured this photo usign nothing more than his DSLR camera equipped with a 180mm telephoto lens.
What is the 9th magnitude?
The apparent magnitude (m) of a celestial body is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, adjusted to the value it would have in the absence of the atmosphere. Therefore the brighter the object appears, the lower the value of its magnitude.
Basically an object which is just barely visible through a binoculars is having a magnitude of 9.5.
What is a Nova?
Quoting the NatGeo post on this event, here is what is exactly happening,
We are witnessing the violent explosions of the outer atmosphere of tiny white dwarf stars. These Earth-sized hot cores of long dead Sun-like stars that end up going nova have a companion star from which they gravitationally siphon off their gases. Over time this matter accumulates on the white dwarf surface until it reaches critical temperatures and ignites in a massive thermonuclear explosion that can be seen for thousands of light years away.
For the Backyard astronomers
If you want to have a look at this dwarf nova. It can be found in the Northwest corner of the Saggitarius constellation about 2° northwest of Trifid Nebula (M20), in the late evenings for observers all across the northern hemisphere.
Nova candidate can be found in the NW corner of Sagittarius constellation.
Credit: Starry Night Software via NatGeo
[Images via NatGeo]
Do you love Sudoku puzzles? If you get hooked on once, you get hooked on for ever! It’s like an addiction, sitting with a pencil in your hand and racking your brain at this simple yet intriguing puzzle. The Telegraph has published a Sudoku game that it calls the most challenging. Well, how about trying it out for yourself!
Try the Worlds hardest Sudoku puzzle!
This hardest Sudoku game designed by Arto Inkala, a Finnish mathematician, is specifically designed to be unsolvable to all but the sharpest minds!
A bit more about this Sudoku puzzle
The Arto Inkala Sudoku or AI sudoku, the setup run by the Mathematics proffessor himself, is establishing itself as a brand name for difficult sudoku puzzles. This game has been created by a Sudoku generator developed by Arto Inkala of Finland who is a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. To find out how this puzzle has been rated check out the author Arto Inkala’s website.
Go ahead print this puzzle, grab a pencil, and rack your brains at it!
Freeze! Or I’ll use my Speech Jammer!
Are you irritated by the empty talks at your office? Are you bored of your boring, endless lectures? In general, Have you ever been bothered by the unneccessary chatter of people around you?
Well in case you have, fear not! Here at crunchedd, we understand your frustration and present you with the latest Japanese innovation, called the Speech Jammer. Yes, that’s right! Stop that chatter right there, right then.
Silence is golden!
The inventors, Kazutak Kurihara and Koji Tsukada, explain how this thing works. The invention records obnoxious speech with a directional microphone and directs it towards the target with a .2 second delay. The effect this has on your target is amazing! It’s only a matter of time before your target is left confused and bewildered and eventually shuts up!
Actually if you try this even without turning the power on, the device itself looks so big and scary, that people may just shut up the moment its pointed at them.
Sorry, the device is not available on Amazon as yet, as it is still in the prototype stage!
OMG, the Speech Jammer!!!! block people from speaking and also SOOOO UNNOTICABLE too, no one will notice someone is pointing a giant hammer in your face!!!
Check out these awesome pictures of a South Korean comedy museum. Taken from busan.for91days.com. It’s about a South Korean museum that has photos that play tricks on your mind. It’s really weird to see a whole museum dedicated to taking funny poses of your self in front of the shutter!
Really amazing optical illusions!