Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): With Christmas round the corner, kids eagerly wait for the Santa Claus to bring them loads of gifts. But ever wondered how he manages to deliver all his presents in one night? Well, a researcher from North Carolina State University has got the answer for you.
Dr. Larry Silverberg, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering explains the science and engineering principles that allow the Jolly Old Elf to pull off the magical feat year after year.
"With his cherubic smile and twinkling eyes, Santa may appear to be merely a jolly old soul, but he and his North Pole elves have a lot going on under the funny-looking hats," said Silverberg.
Their advanced knowledge of electromagnetic waves, the space/time continuum, nanotechnology, genetic engineering and computer science easily trumps the know-how of contemporary scientists.
Santa has a personal pipeline to children's thoughts - via a listening antenna that combines technologies currently used in cell phones and EKGs, which informs him what a child wants.
A sophisticated signal processing system filters the data, giving him clues where children live and who's been bad or good.
Later, all this information will be processed in an onboard sleigh guidance system, which will provide Santa with the most efficient delivery route.
Silverberg believes that Santa uses his knowledge of the space/time continuum to form what he calls "relativity clouds."
"Based on his advanced knowledge of the theory of relativity, Santa recognizes that time can be stretched like a rubber band, space can be squeezed like an orange and light can be bent," Silverberg said.
"Relativity clouds are controllable domains - rips in time - that allow him months to deliver presents while only a few minutes pass on Earth. The presents are truly delivered in a wink of an eye," he added.
With a detailed route prepared and his list checked twice through the onboard computer on the technologically advanced sleigh, Santa is ready to deliver presents.
Each house becomes Santa's workshop as he utilizes a nano-toymaker to fabricate toys inside the children's homes.
The presents are grown on the spot, as the nano-toymaker creates - atom-by-atom - toys out of snow and soot, much like DNA can command the growth of organic material like tissues and body parts.
"This is our vision of Santa's delivery method, given the human, physical and engineering constraints we face today," said Silverberg.
"Children shouldn't put too much credence in the opinions of those who say it's not possible to deliver presents all over the world in one night. It is possible, and it's based on plausible science," he added. (ANI)