Youth Wave Blog

The New Use For Abandoned Oil Rigs

The grey steel girders of Platform Holly rise 235ft (72m) above the waters of the Pacific Ocean, just a couple of miles off the Santa Barbara coast. Above the water, this decommissioned oil rig is dull and lifeless, but the view below the surface is very different. Beneath the waves,...

How Africa’s Largest City is Staying Afloat

Navigating the thronging streets of Lagos, Nigeria, is a challenge at the best of times. But during the rainy seasons, the city’s streets can become almost impassable. Home to more than 24 million, Lagos is Nigeria’s economic powerhouse, making it a destination for people seeking new opportunities. But that rapid...

Physicists have clocked the shortest time span ever

Physicists have measured the shortest span of time ever. It’s 0.000000000000000000247 second, also known as 247 zeptoseconds. And this period is how it takes a single particle of light to pass through a molecule of hydrogen. Not familiar with zeptoseconds? Take all the seconds that have passed since the beginning...

What Would Prophet Muhammad Do? Aisha Stacey

We live in disturbing times. Nowadays, the youth only care about themselves. They have little respect for their parents or for society. They cannot be told a single thing. And they believe themselves to be wise, when the truth is they cannot hold one thought in their heads. And as...

Technologies to watch in 2021

COVID considerations unsurprisingly dominate the tech developments that could have a big impact in the coming year. This year looks to be a promising one for technology development. From advances in vaccines to olfaction, neuroscience to mass spectrometry, researchers describe the tools and techniques generating excitement in their disciplines. NICK...

The Chickens Broke Our Gods

Before I became Muslim, my habit when I visited any city or town was that the first building I would enter or look for in that city would be a place of worship, a temple or church or whatever. Allah may He be exalted willed that I should enter a...

Books – Food for Soul -Fahmida Mehreen

Books. By definition, they refer to a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. It is a source of information. Now, books can be non-fictional, edited non-fictional, reference books and fictional books. Each kind has its specialty and purpose....

3D Calligraphy Foad-Hamzeh, 3D Arabic calligrafitti

DIFC Art Nights started at the Dubai International Financial Center with the participation of a group of UAE-based artists, who exhibit collections of their most beautiful artworks to a diverse international audience. New to this session, held in the Village of the Gate, is the presence of the calligraffiti artworks...

Henry David Thoreau- The Inward Morning

Packed in my mind lie all the clothes Which outward nature wears, And in its fashion’s hourly change It all things else repairs. In vain I look for change abroad, And can no difference find, Till some new ray of peace uncalled Illumes my inmost mind. What is it gilds...

Editorial

Dear thinkers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope the issue will find you well in March — a month of our march towards the independence in 1971. As proud Bangladeshis, we need to know how tall the country stands out in the global arena at the age 50. The country can...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

ENJOY, WASTE NOT Prophet s.a.w said: “Eat, drink, clothe and give alms without arrogance and extravagance.” (Bukhari, Dress, 1; Nasa’i, Zakat, 66). Dear Brothers and Sisters! One day, our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) dropped by his dear relative, S’ad ibn Abi Waqqas. S’ad was performing ablution at that moment. He must...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

FAMILY IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Al Quran, Rum, 30/21) Dear...

The batteries that could make fossil fuels obsolete

The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over Monterey Bay. Visible for miles along this picturesque stretch of the north Californian coast, the 500-foot-tall (150m) pillars crown what was once California’s largest electric power station – a behemoth natural gas-fired generator. Today, as California steadily moves to...

Science News

A smartwatch app alerts users with hearing loss to nearby sounds A new smartwatch app alerts users who are deaf or hard of hearing of nearby sounds, such as microwave beeps or car horns. “The main motivation [for the app] came from my own experience, and conversations that my colleagues...