Write and Win $170 in Prizes – January 2018

Here’s the best chance to make $100, $50 or $20 for yourself. Let me explain how.

I am giving away a $100, $50 or $20 in Amazon gift cards to the three people who will submit the best three articles. Read ahead to know what “best” means.

Now this is a small blog and I will not get many entries. So there you go. With a very small number of competitors comes a high chance of winning. This contest possibly has the best odds on the internet right now to make you some cash.

It is simple.

Write up something interesting, worthy to be put up on Awesci.com and wish for the best.

Submit an article

Rules

  • The last date for submission for this contest is 31st January.
  • Three of the “best” articles will be published on 1st February 2018, and the article with the greatest reach by 28th February 2018 will win. Share it away.
  • 2nd and 3rd places, determined by extent of reach will win $50 and $20 Amazon gift cards.
  • Only the last submission by each person will be considered.
  • If the contest receives 5 or less valid articles by 31st January 2018, the contest will be canceled for this month and your valid articles will be enrolled in the next month’s contest, waiting for up to a total of 5 or more articles to turn up. And so on.
  • Only valid articles will be considered. That means,
    1. An article would have to be at least 600 words in length.
    2. The exact topic of your article should not have been covered on Awesci before.
    3. It should not be ridden with grammatical or obviously factual errors.
    4. Should not be an outright copy of something else. The effort put into the article should show.
  • If I think your article may have a good chance and for some reason it is not valid, I will get in touch with you.
  • Use this link to submit or send a word file as an attachment to me at the email mentioned below.
  • Contact me at admin@awesci.com for any questions.

The best articles

The best three articles will be chosen based on these few criteria.

  • The presentation and clarity.
  • The article’s ability to induce “mindblow” – more the better.
  • The extent of research, diversity and reliability of sources used for information and the length of the article – Longer and denser are better.
  • Including interesting links, pictures, figures, videos, sounds clips etc. would work in your favor.

For ideas and inspiration:

If this is a success I will consider doing it again.

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Drones beyond Amazon’s Drone Delivery System

By Anupum Pant

For a long time I’ve had this idea noted in a file and the hottest news from Amazon, linked to a “revolutionary drone accomplishment”, pushed me into writing it down. Since I cover topics ranging from a gamut of areas in the name of science, I thought, through this article, it would be appropriate for me to enable my readers see beyond an ongoing viral news topic – The unveiling of Amazon’s drone delivery. If you haven’t seen it already, you’ll find the video here. [Video] [details here]

Long before Amazon released its concept of Premier Air, 30 minute delivery, the idea – usage of drones for things you wouldn’t have thought of – has been tested or put to use in several related ways. Some of the reported tests and uses of drones are as follows:

Drones for food delivery: During June 2013, with an idea (read: PR stunt) that would inspire Amazon in the future, Dominos U.K. released a test video of the “DomiCopter”. In the video they showed an unmanned drone picking up a Pizza and delivering it to the customer without having to encounter any traffic in between. Slick! But, that isn’t all.
A year before this, Taco delivering drones as well as a Burrito bomber drones were also seen. All of them had gone viral. Yet, we still have a long way to go to see these delivery systems working legally.

Mosquito killers: A North Florida-based company that supplies drones for military missions, showed a drone that would speed up detection of stagnant water. As a result, helping the authorities cut mosquito breeding grounds in Florida.

Hover Cameras: Golf channel tested a new way of filming golf tournaments using drones this year. Besides that, we’ve seen drones being used for sports photography and journalism too.

Drone Waiters: To promote a new product, YO! Sushi, a London restaurant started using ‘flying trays’ for bringing burgers to their customers. These flying trays were nothing but drones carrying food trays. Also, it increased their speed ‘exponentially’.

Drone Constructors: This project dates back to the year 2010-11. Two architects, Garamazio and Kohler demonstrated aerial construction using unmanned drones. However, they demonstrated building process for a heavily scaled down version of a building using foam bricks. Nevertheless, it was an achievement in the year 2011, when QuadroCopters were just starting to get popular.

Although we have seen a lot of unusual uses for drones being demonstrated all around the globe (many more creative uses remain to be seen), we are yet to see their practical implementation; especially for projects like the Amazon drone delivery, which require drones to move around in a complicated airspace (in terms aviation rules).

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles. Still we won’t see drones moving around legally and freely, any time before 2015.

Everything else you’d want to know about drones: PopSci