Articles in the Mycoordinates Category

Mar 2023 | No Comment


On February 6th, when the earth trembled for a few seconds,
Cities collapsed in southern Turkey and northern Syria,
Thousands perished.
It happened not for the first time and nor will be the last,
But stories unfold in the similar manner in most of the cases.
A repeated reminder to all of us sitting on …

Feb 2023 | No Comment


Many residents of Joshimath, a small town in Uttarakhand, India,
Are compelled to leave as it sinks.
Some consider it as a consequence of reckless developmental activities,
Whereas some opine it as a natural disaster, instead of man-made.
Meanwhile, a recent ISRO report that mentioned the rapid subsidence of the city,
Has been taken off …

Dec 2022 | No Comment


A long and much sought after goal has been achieved when,
The researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California,
For the first time managed to produce more energy than it takes in,
In a nuclear fusion reaction.
This remarkable feat, which is both impressive and promising,
Has the potential to transform …

Nov 2022 | No Comment


The euphoria around the creation of the Loss and Damage Fund
At the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27)
Has limited justifiability.
Though even to achieve this has been a herculean task, it is still not sufficient.
The objective of such negotiations should be simple. …

Nov 2022 | No Comment


NASA’s the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission,
Launched on November 23, 2021, Designed to test method of deflecting an asteroid,
Successfully slammed an asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, 2022.
The collision expected to change the asteroid’s orbit.
This is first time when mankind has altered the path of a celestial body,
And a demonstration of …

Sep 2022 | No Comment


Recently, an Immarsat led team of companies in the UK
Began the broadcasting satellite navigation signal.
This was done in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA).
And was intended to explore the national capability in resilient PNT.
The …

Jul 2022 | No Comment


The first of the few glimpses,
Seizing the moments of cosmic history
Captured by the James Webb Space Telescope
Have been released.
The first image depicts SMACS 0723,
According to NASA is
“the deepest and sharpest infrared image of distant universe to date”.
This takes us to the world of stars and galaxies,
Never seen …

Jul 2022 | No Comment


In 2020, it was USGS Astrogeology Science Centre
That released “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon” (1:5,000,000 scale).
Now China has released comprehensive geologic map of the moon
The most detailed one (1:2,500,000 scale).
This is the result of the efforts many Chinese scientists from several institutions,
Who have developed high-resolution topographic maps
Largely from …

May 2022 | No Comment


The recently released image
Captured by Event NASA’s Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
Said to be the first visual evidence of the black hole.
This could be made possible due to the efforts of more than 300 researchers from 80 institutions around the world.
Though the black hole cannot be seen itself,
The view captures light …

May 2022 | No Comment

Extreme climate events and many conflicts
Cause the upward trend in hunger
Even before the pandemic.
And as the pandemic was not enough,
The war has added to the miseries.
High energy prices, high fertilizers prices,
Disruption in supply chain and trades,
All lead to elevated inflation in food prices,
That is further worsened by the reduced income.
Many more millions are slipped into …