World’s Largest Telescope To Aid In The Search For Alien Life


Alien life has always fascinated human beings from time immemorial. Right from the time, humans have the power and means to take a closer look at outer space, we have always searched for the existence of other forms of life in our huge, wide universe. The search for extra-terrestrial life has captured the imagination of both ordinary human beings as well as scientists alike.

Scientists now have a new weapon to help them in their search for alien life. This is no ordinary gadget but the world’s biggest telescope has now been commissioned to help them in their search. The scientists now can proudly claim that they have the world’s biggest ears to help them in their journey to find alien life.


NAOC or the National Astronomical Observatories of China, earlier this week announced that they are now joining the Listen Initiative. The Listen Initiative is a $100 million dollar program that is involved in the search for alien life. This initiative is funded by Yuri Milner, an ultra-rich Russian billionaire.

The FAST telescope as it is popularly known as is a new telescope that was built only in June of this year. FAST is the acronym for Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope. This mammoth telescope was built with the sole purpose of finding alien life. Scientists involved in the construction of this huge telescope claim that it has ten times more potential than the current equipment used for the search of alien life.

The FAST now has joined the elite echelon of super powerful telescopes in the world including the Parkes Observatory telescope in New South Wales, Australia, the Green Bank telescope located in west Virginia and the Automated Planet Finder located at Lick Observatory, California. The FAST is not just a powerful telescope but it is a giant when it comes to the physical size. It is not only capable of detecting extremely weak radio signals but can also be used to follow-up the weak signals detected by other telescopes.

With FAST, one can only hope that we can make contact with alien life sooner than before.

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Met Gala – A Union Of Couture Fashion & Technology


The annual Met Gala was held recently and the theme of this year’s exhibition is “Manus X Machina”, rather fashion trends in the age of Digital Technology. The Met Gala often dubbed as the Oscars of the Fashion World and is held to commemorate the opening of the latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. This year’s theme was chosen to examine the relationship of fashion and technology and to bridge the gap between hand-crafted designs and machine made designs.

The event featured around 170 designs that were ready to wear and exhibited the trends of haute couture right from the turn of the century to the new millennium. Andrew Bolton, the curator of the costume institute looked to put an end to the long raging debate, “Is fashion an Art?” through this event. He stated that fashion is undeniably an art though it is quite functional. He says that just like art, fashion is significant and highly relevant.

There were several popular designers who displayed their pieces proudly. Some of them were Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Madame Gres. Iris Van Herpen, the Dutch Fashion Designer who created the first 3D printed garment was also a part of the echelon.