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What is the Meaning of Net Neutrality?

May 23, 2018
The term “Net Neutrality” was coined by the law professor Tim Wu at Columbia University in 2003. Net Neutrality means that all the internet users are equally important in the eyes of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If Net Neutrality is implemented somewhere it means the users of the Facabook, Gmail, Flipkart and YouTube will receive the same speed and access on the internet.

What is Nipah Virus and how it is transmitted?

May 23, 2018
Nipah Virus causes severe infection in humans and animals and get its name from the village of Malaysia where first time it was identified. Let us study through this article about Nipah Virus, symptoms of Nipah Virus infection, prevention and cure etc.

Dementia disease: Causes, Symptoms and Cure

May 16, 2018
Dementia is not a specific disease. It is overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Let us study through this article about causes, symptoms, types and cure of Dementia disease.

What is a Thalassemia Disease?

May 9, 2018
Thalassemia is an inherited disease which comes from parents to children. It is a blood condition which leads anaemia and fatigue. Let us study from this article about thalassemia disease, its types, causes and symptoms etc.

What are the characteristics of Sound Waves?

May 7, 2018
Sound is a form of energy which makes us hear. It travels in the form of wave. Sound wave can be described by five characteristics. Let us study through this article about it.

What is Washing Soda and how it is produced?

May 3, 2018
Washing soda is sodium carbonate with 10 molecules of water of crystallisation. It is used in the manufacture of glass, soaps, detergents, paper etc. Let us study through this article about washing soda, its production, properties and uses.

What is the difference between Polymer and Plastic?

Apr 24, 2018
Plastics are a group of substances that can be easily folded and can be moulded into any shape. On the other hand, the compound of high molecule weight, which is the result of the polymerization process, is called polymer. Let us study through this article in detail about polymers, plastics and the differences between them.

What is the difference between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

Apr 12, 2018
The cell was discovered by Robert Hook in 1665. Some cells have membrane bound organelles and some do not have. Two types of cells are found in an organisms depending upon the internal structure of cell that is Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic. Let us study through this article about Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cell, what is the difference between them etc.

9 Interesting facts about Protozoa

Apr 11, 2018
Protozoa are small, single-celled organisms that live in moist environment, such as ponds, swamps and soils. They can survive themselves or sometimes live as a parasite inside the plants or animals. Let us study 9 interesting facts about protozoa through this article.

Why are mosquito bites so itchy?

Apr 10, 2018
Have you ever noticed that when mosquito bites, it seems like nothing happened, but after a while it becomes a red stain and it starts itching. Let us study through this article why mosquito bites are so itchy, is there any scientific reason behind it.

What is Mind-reading machine?

Apr 5, 2018
Mind reading machine refer to the Interpretation of human thought/cognition by brain activity without depending on speech or action. It can also predict the mental state or human behavior.

15 Unknown facts about Viruses

Apr 2, 2018
Viruses are parasites, their infections cause many diseases in the host organism and they spread from one host to the other. Several diseases are caused due to virus, but they are also used for some beneficial works. Let's study some interesting and unknown facts about viruses through this article.

List of different branches of Biology and their Fathers

Apr 2, 2018
Biology means study of life. There was a gradual development of biology in the era of Aristotle. This article deals with the list of different branches of biology and their fathers which is very useful for students preparing for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS and Railways, and will also increase your knowledge.

What are Salivary Glands and their Functions?

Mar 29, 2018
Salivary glands secrete saliva in the mouth which helps in the digestion of food. Saliva is 98% of water but contains electrolytes, antibacterial compounds, mucus, enzymes etc. This article deals with Salivary glands function and types.

What is barcode and how is it made?

Mar 26, 2018
A barcode is a square or rectangular image consisting of a series of parallel black lines and white spaces of varying widths. Barcode stores product related data like the date of manufacturing, expiry date, name of the manufacturer, country of the origin and price & quantity of the product. There are two types of barcode one is 1D and other is 2D (2 dimensional).

What is Tissue Culture and its importance in Plants?

Mar 19, 2018
Tissue culture is a technique of growing new plants tissue by transferring them into an artificial environment in which they can continue and function. This article deals with tissue culture, process how it is done, its importance and advantages.

What are Chemical Weapons, types and impact

Mar 19, 2018
Use of Chemical Weapons began in World War I. Such weapons consists of various chemicals like chlorine, phosgene etc. Chemical weapons can be used in any form whether gas or liquid. Let's study through this article about chemical weapons, its impact on the body, types of chemical weapons etc.

Do you know that your Brain has a “Delete” button?

Mar 16, 2018
Science says that you can erase your memories. Our brain has a delete button. Isn’t it shocking! But it is true. Let us understand through this video how does it work?

6 important discoveries of Stephen Hawking

Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking was a renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist. His major contributions are singularities, black hole emit radiation etc. This article deals with 6 important discoveries of Stephen Hawking.

List of Heart Diseases, causes and symptoms

Mar 13, 2018
Heart disease is severe but depends upon individual and the symptoms that how much they are dangerous and what type of treatment is required. From this article we will learn about the list of various heart diseases, causes and some common symptoms, so that we can take precaution and proper treatment.

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