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5 Places on Earth where Gravity becomes Zero

Dec 13, 2017
Because of the gravitational force we walk on the earth, meaning that it binds everything at the surface of the earth. But there are some places on earth where the gravitational force becomes zero and strange phenomena occur. Through this article, you will learn about the places where gravitational force does not work or becomes zero.

Interesting facts about world's largest Solar Power Plant

Nov 27, 2017
At the present time, whole world is facing the threat of global warming. Therefore, scientists of the entire world are promoting the use of non-conventional sources of energy, due to which new solar plants are being set up to create solar energy in different countries of the world. In this article we are giving details of the world's largest solar power plant.

How does Cash Recycler Machine work against fake currency

Nov 23, 2017
In recent times, the incident of getting fake notes from ATM has increased significantly. The Reserve Bank of India has found a new strategy for people to get rid of fake currency notes from ATMs. Under this scheme, cash recycler machine is being installed by Reserve Bank of India in place of ATM machine. This machine also works with cash deposits and cash withdrawal as well as identifying counterfeit notes. In this article we are giving details of the features of the cash recycler.

How Silk is produced from Silkworm?

Oct 31, 2017
Silkworm is an insect that makes silk. Its scientific name is Bombyx Mori. The world's first practice of silk production was started in China. Clothes made from Silk and other things are liked by everyone because of its texture. But the question arises, how silkworm produces silk is discussed in this article.

How many hours a person should sleep in a day

Oct 27, 2017
There is no doubt that sleeping is an essential part of our daily routine. This helps us to examine our entire health and prepares our body for daily work. Just like we need to charge our smart phones and laptops once a day, similarly a sound sleep recharges our body. National Sleep Foundation has given new figures about the time of sleeping for different age groups. Based on those figures, we are mentioning in this article that how many hours a person should sleep in a day.

Which acid is used to peel ginger skin and how it affects health?

Oct 7, 2017
Ginger is a very common spice which is used in almost everyone's homes for cooking. But adulteration of ginger is a life threatening issue which is causing several serious diseases like cancer. Which acid is used by the vegetable vendors to make ginger shiny or polished and how it can affect health is discussed in this article.

What are Generic Medicines and why are they affordable

Oct 5, 2017
According to the World Health Organization, if doctor started prescribing generic medicines, then health expenditure can be reduced by 70% in developed countries and developing countries. Generic drugs consumption is only 10-12 percent of the total drug market. Greedy attitude of the drug manufacturer companies, medical stores and doctors don't want to spread the market of generic drugs. In today’s world almost all type of generic drugs are available at the price lower than the branded medicines.

Do you know about the ‘Plastic-eating’ fungus discovered in Pakistan

Sep 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered a natural method to degrade plastic which take decades. They have found a fungus that can break a non-biodegradable plastic in weeks by secreting enzymes which pull apart individual molecules. Let us find out about this fungus, how it works, what is the name of the fungus.

What is IMEI Number and how does it work?

Jun 29, 2017
The International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a device identification number mentioned below the battery of every mobile phone device for the identification of the particular mobile device. This number is different in every mobile device. IMEI number tells that where the mobile device is made and what is the model number of the device.

Thalassemia Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Preventions

May 8, 2017
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People suffering from this disease not able to make enough haemoglobin and also suffers from anaemia. On every 8th May World Thalassemia Day is celebrated to increase the awareness about the disease throughout the world. This article deals with the symptoms, prevention measures, why Thalassemia Day is celebrated etc.

10 interesting facts about Human Brain

Apr 26, 2017
Brain is located inside the skull of the head and is protected by a bony structure in the skull called cranium. It is the command center of the nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. This article deals with some interesting facts about the brain, which may be you don’t have studied till now.

National Science Day a discovery of Raman Effect

Feb 28, 2017
National Science Day is celebrated all over India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the phenomenon of Raman Effect by CV Raman in 1928 and for his remarkable discovery in 1930 he got Nobel Prize which was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. This article deals with why National Science Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated, when it is celebrated, its objectives behind the celebration etc.

World's First commercial flying Car is now available

Feb 18, 2017
The world's first commercial road and air legal flying car is now available. It is made by Dutch vehicle manufacturer PAL-V who has revealed details of the Liberty. Let us study in detail about this first commercial flying car, about PAL-V, how it works etc.

How ISRO’s 104 Satellite launch can be a remarkable history

Feb 13, 2017
Till now ISRO has launched maximum 20 satellites at one go; it was PSLV-C34 on June 22, 2016. But now ISRO is going to create a history by launching 104 satellites on board, a flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 15 February 2017 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Let us find out how this is possible and what all satellites are going to be launched by ISRO.

Do you know that our moon is made up of 20 smaller moonlets?

Jan 17, 2017
As, compared to other planets of the solar system, the moon is the only planet that glaze. Origin of the moon is always full of mysteries. Scientists from several years are constantly trying to find out the secrets, and in order to it the current Israeli scientists have claimed that the origin of the moon is due to the merging of 20 smaller moonlets. In this article we will see some facts related to it.

What is Black Box? How does it Work?

Jan 17, 2017
The Black Box or Flight Data Recorder of an Airplane is an instrument which records all the activities of the airplane during its flight. From the security point of view, this box is generally kept at the back side of the airplane.

Roemer’s Determination of Speed of Light

Dec 7, 2016
Do you know that in 1676, the first successful measurement or determination of speed of light was made by Olaus Roemer and became the first person to prove that light travels at a finite speed? His method was based on observations of the eclipses of the moons of Jupiter.

What is Cyber Crime and how it is increasing day by day

Nov 18, 2016
Cyber Crime is an unlawful act where the computer is used as a tool or target or both. These days Cyber Crime is a fast-growing area of crime. Apart from other countries in India also the rate of incidence of cyber crime is increasing day by day. Main focus in this article is what cyber crime is, how it is increasing, types of cyber crime, cyber laws, and what all measures are taken by the government to curb it etc.

5 most polluting countries in the world affected by smog

Nov 16, 2016
To ensure happy and healthy life it is necessary to live in the cleanest countries of the world which are free from pollution or at least non-polluted. As, the polluted air contains very small particles like dust, dirt, smoke, pollen etc. which can be inhaled easily and cause severe respiratory or chronic diseases and also difficulty in breathing. In this article we will see the top 5 polluting countries of the world and what all measures they are taking to curb the smog pollution.

5 Scientists from Ancient India

Nov 3, 2016
You will be surprised to know that a lot of scientific knowledge was evolved in ancient India, so many years ago. During this period Science and Mathematics were highly developed and Ancient Indians had contributed immensely. Ayurveda is the indigenous system of medicine that was developed in Ancient Period. Even the science of Yoga was also developed as an allied science of Ayurveda. In this article we will see the contributions of some scientists of ancient India.

15 amazing Science facts that will blow your mind!

Oct 24, 2016
Sometimes we stuck into various thoughts and different ways of thinking and need to blow our mind to think outside the box. These 15 amazing facts about science will make you think that science is not only we read in books but more than that which really fascinates you.

Do You know that who Invented Ball pen?

Sep 29, 2016
The inventor of ball pen was Ladislao José Bíro, a Hungarian born in 1899 into a Jewish family. He invented the ball pen in 1931 to get rid of fountain pen's blotting and smudging.

Space Missions to the Sun: Brief Analysis

Aug 26, 2016
The Sun is the star at the centre of the solar system. It is mainly composed of hydrogen and helium. There are various solar missions launched by observatories to study high resolution and close-up view of Sun and its inner heliosphere (the innermost region of our Solar System) to predict and to better understand the intractable or restive behaviour of the star on which our lives depend.

10 unexpected Medicinal uses of Flowers

Apr 4, 2016
Flowers have a significant role in human life. They intrigued us with their unique beauty and enticing scents. Flowers are the best gift of nature to us which make man happy, cheerful and also possess some unbelievable characteristics.

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