Edition 24 — Remote Work, Solar Storm, Driving Fish

by Kartik Chaturvedi

February 21, 2022

From The Blog

The Astronomical Significance of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14th, and is one of the few festivals on the Hindu lunar calendar that are based on the Sun’s position. But what does Makar Sankranti actually signify?

The Big Stories

In 10 Years, ‘Remote Work’ Will Simply Be ‘Work’

Most of the world was introduced to the concept of remote work due to the pandemic, but it has been a coveted employee perk in many companies for many years. Now that remote work has gone mainstream, it’s here to stay now that employers are starting to see the cost savings and productivity benefits.

A geomagnetic storm may have effectively destroyed 40 SpaceX Starlink satellites

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink just got dealt an expensive blow — the company’s currently estimating that 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites it launched on February 3rd will be destroyed because of a geomagnetic storm.

Israeli scientists teach goldfish to drive a robotic car on land

A camera in the “fish-operated vehicle” uses motion sensing technology to send a signal to one of its four wheels whenever a fish swims close to a side of the fish tank.

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