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Living with Plasma

Image Source https mpnl seas gwu edu files 2016 12 Manequin-1ldj5s1 pngWe all know that from time immortal for living the basic needs are air water sun and food with many other needs like cloth transport houses medicine etc adding with time In the present ti...

Tribute to Sarabhai

Yesterday was a memorable day of my life as my father told me the best story I had heard since I was born I knew bits and parts but the entire story was unfolded just yesterday Let me share it with you dear friends Read on This story is about the father of India s...

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolfvon Baeyer : 1905 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 23 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolfvon BaeyerBorn October 31 1835 in Berlin Germany Died August 20 1917 in Starnberg GermanyThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1905 was awarded to Adolf von Baeyer in reco...

Power of Imagination

So for a time being the reader shall leave all other work and be ready to get into a world of imagination As the word suggests 39 imagination 39 means something that doesn 39 t exist but is capable enough to make its place to this world Imagination is the immense...

The first Indian Women who visited Antarctica

Antarctica the white continent is the fifth largest continent in the world Antarctica comes from the Greek word antarktike which means opposite to the north Almost 98 of Antarctica is covered by ice It is the coldest driest and windiest contine...

Sunscreen

We are going to have a severe scorching summer Although it has not been a practice to apply sunscreens in this part of the world in western civilizations it is a common practice though they have summer that is not too severe and not for long Applying sunscreen is a ...

Slippery Non-Sticky Teflon

Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE or poly tetrafluoroethylene is popularly known as Teflon was an accidental discovery by Dr Roy Plunkett while working at DuPont USA Roy was an American chemist with a PhD in Chemistry While working on a project one day Roy obser...

Mathematics : A Fascinating Expedition

From my childhood the ten numbers and the four signs have fascinated me a lot When I came to know that zero-0 was given to the world by an Indian Mathematician I felt really proud To know more about the world of fascinating mathematics read on According to www...

Otto Wallach : 1910 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from http www scienceindia in home view blog 26Dear students how many of you know about TERPENES and PINENES Terpenes are a class of organic compounds produced from variety of plants and particularly conifers The name terpene is derived from the word ...

Sir C.V. Raman : The Wonder Scientist of India

I recently attended a lecture on science and scientists of India I was really fascinated to know something Want to know what Read on It was the fact that India won a Nobel Prize in 1930 and it was inspired by a question that had fascin...

Mission Robotics

I humbly invite your kind attention to the ideas I would like to share with you I began to love and start imagining science because of the motivating speeches of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam His vision for India mesmerized me His motivating words made me think at a higher l...

JAYANT VISHNU NARLIKAR: A LIVING LEGEND

Image Source https thewire in wp-content uploads 2015 11 narlikar jpgDear friends I have always been fascinated by the great work of Narlikar Sir and still dream to meet him personally one day Today morning when I was browsing the website of IIT Gandhinagar I saw...

Eduard Buchner : 1907 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 24Have you guys noticed an interesting thing Many of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in recent years got their prizes for working primarily on biology related problems With the advancement of science and analytical ...

Glass – An Amorphous Solid

The word amorphous means quot without a fixed shape and form quot Glass falls under this category which means it is neither a solid nor a liquid Chemists contend to address glass as an amorphous solid The fact that most people do not know is that in glass molecul...

Plastic Bags - Hazardous to Environment

Plastic bags have become a growing environmental concern The contamination from plastic bags is one of the most prevalent pollution issues today Polythene or plastic bags are synthetic substances produced by chemical reactions They are polymers of inorganic material...

Sir Alexander Fleming, Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1945

Antibiotics are one of the common drugs prescribed by doctors Antibiotics are chemical substances which kill or inhibit growth of microorganisms Antibiotics have played a vital role in increasing the life expectancy of man One of the first antibiotics to be effectiv...

Prof. Elizabeth H. Blackburn: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres the ends of our chromosomes in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn AC FRS FAA FRSN born 26 November 1948 is an Australian-American Nobel laureate cur...

The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

We always keep our search mode on alert for patterns in thoughts about the surrounding world Keep your eyes open because a few revolutionary ideas are likely to come from these thoughts in unexpected places Can you believe a paper napkin in a restaurant became th...

BLACK HOLE

A BLACK HOLE a region of space time exhibiting such that strong gravitationa effact that nothing-not even particle and electromagnetic radiation such as light It can escape from inside it The theory general relativity predicts mass can deform spacetime to form a B...

Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1933

Dr Thomas H Morgan an American biologist and Professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 1933 for his discoveries explaining the role of chromosomes in heredity Born in Lexington Kentucky U S A Morgan had interest in natural h...

Water & Matter

In the peak of summer as we all sip a glass of cold water let us all talk about water All of you know water is chemically represented as H2O as it consists of one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen The hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom resu...

Norman Ernest Borlaug: Father of Green Revolution

Norman Borlaug Image Credit www worldfoodprize org Norman Borlaug March 25 1914 September 12 2009 was credited with Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contribution to the society for saving a billion population from the verge of starvation His contribu...

Hermann Emil Fischer : 1902 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 13 Hermann Emil FischerBorn 9th October 1852 Euskirchen in Germany Died 15th July 1919 Berlin Germany Hermann Emil Fischer won the second Nobel Prize in Chemi...

Telomeres - The Protective Caps on Chromosomes\

Editor 39 s Note Elizabeth Helen Blackburn an Australian-American Nobel laureate currently the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies studied the telomere a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome Blackburn co-disco...

A CUP OF chemisTEA

Tea is a refreshing beverage for all seasons for people of all regions and all ages We have some of the most wonderful conversations over a cup of tea Whether at home school or work we all take several tea breaks during the day Let us make this conversation about...

Drs. Andrew Z Fire & Craig C Mello: The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 2006

L-R Andrew Fire Mechanism of RNAi- where siRNA small interfering RNA generated from the dsRNA by Dicer recruits RNA interference silencing complex RISC to degrade the corresponding mRNA Craig C Mello Andrew Z Fire was born in 1959 He...

Svante August Arrhenius (1903 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from http www scienceindia in home view blog 14 Svante August ArrheniusBorn February 19 1859 in Sweden Died October 2 1927 in SwedenNobel Citation in recognition of the extraordinary services he has render...

We can Make Diamond from Sky.. using CO2

Rapid urbanization and dramatic increase in industrialisation leads to heavy carbon dioxide CO2 emissions in atmosphere These emissions generally arise from two broad sources natural processes namely decomposition ocean release and respiration and human sources ...

How do a LED Flash work

Friend now a days we all are using camera We are also familiar with it 39 s function and also how to select and buy a camera While purchasing a camera we always notice that what megapixel is Also equally important in the camera is the flash which is very important p...

31P-qNMR for Drug Analysis (For advanced learners)

The story of evolution of human civilization would feel unfinished if the devastating role of diseases is left untold Since the dawn of the civilization in the known history human race has been afflicted by several infectious and autoimmune diseases Epidemics such ...

Chemistry behind colours of firecrackers

As soon as the bells of the festive season ring and Diwali is just around the corner I always wait for my box of firecrackers I generally like the anar flowerpot chakri and fuljhadi because of their mesmerising colours I was always fascinated by these colours Th...

Tribute to Prof. Predhiman Krishan Kaw

Prof Predhiman Krishan Kaw was an notable Indian plasma physicist He had been the founding director of the Institute for Plasma Research IPR Dept of Atomic Energy Gandhinagar and served the institute as the director from 1986 to 2012 for nearly 26 years He was...

IISc Bengaluru : The Pride of the Nation Since 1911

The Indian Institute of Science IISc was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata the Government of India and the Maharaja of Mysore In 1886 Jamsetji Tata conceived of a university of science that will work for the benefit of ...

The Polymath : Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose

The true laboratory is the mind where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth J C BoseJagadish Chandra Bose has no parallel in the world of science He was a polymath in the truest sense He was a biologist physicist botanist archaeologist biophysicst ...

Marie Sklodowska Curie : 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 27Madam Curie received the Chemistry Nobel Prize in 1911 for the discovery of the radioactive elements radium and polonium Marie Sklodowska was born in Poland and her parents were teachers who believed strongly in t...

Ice Stupas: Solving Water Crisis in Cold Deserts

During winter season in the cold deserts of Ladakh region agriculture is not practiced due to frozen ground soil and low temperatures But during summer the water streams dry up quickly due to increase in ice melts making the water availability difficult The idea of...

Sir John B. Gurdon: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2012

Sir John B Gurdon shares his birthday with father of our nation Born on October 2 1933 in United Kingdom Gurdon was a below average student Despite his teacher s ridicule he pursued his dream in sciences and became the brightest minds to be awarded a Nobel Priz...

Chemistry in a Bottle of Water

Daily intake of two liters of water is necessary to maintain good hydration water equilibrium and electrolyte balance in human body In summer we drink more water due to excess heat and sweating and less during winter A decade ago after a game of cricket during ...

Drs. John Macleod and Frederick Banting: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923

Dr John James Rickard Macleod Scottish biochemist and physiologist was born in Clunie in central Scotland in 1876 He studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen He obtained a Ph D in 1898 and then studied biochemistry at the University of Leipzig in Germany ...

Jacobus H. van't Hoff - 1901: The 1st Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner (Nobel Series)

Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 11 Jacobus H van 39 t Hoff Born August 30 1852 Rotterdam the Netherlands Died March 1 1911 Berlin Germany- Jacobus H van 39 t Hoff created a record by winn...

''SELF DRIVING CARS'' THE FUTURE OF TOMORROW

Companies developing and or testing driverless cars include Audi BMW Ford Google General Motors Volkswagen and Volvo Google 39 s test involved a fleet of self-driving cars -- six Toyota Prii and an Audi TT -- navigating over 140 000 miles of California streets ...

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka is a stem cell scientist from Japan born in 1962 He began his carrier as a surgeon after obtaining his degree in medicine He returned to Studies for his Ph D to solve the mysteries of diseases that had no cure During his Ph D he developed inter...

Sir William Ramsay : 1904 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 22Do you know the name of the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry who was also responsible for identifying the place Bangalore for establishing Indian Institute of Science one of the most famous science temples...

Drs. Barry J. Marshall & J. Robin Warren: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2005

Dr Barry Marshall was born on 30th September 1951 in Western Australia After receiving his MBBS degree from University of Western Australia where he in 1974 joined as Registrar in Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital Perth Dr Robin Warren born on 11th June...

Sleeping Beyond the Earth

An fictional article Article By Sabareesh P AVijnana Bharati Population explosion has always triggered panic among the scientists and governments regarding human population outburst on earth Even though it is a known fact that earth has its own specialities i...

Sir Robert G. Edwards: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2010

Sir Robert G Edwards 27 Sep 1925 - 10 Apr 2013 Sir Robert G Edwards was a British Physiologist who received the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine in the year 2010 for his revolutionary work in development of in-vitro fertilization IVF He was born in Manch...

Drs. Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric F. Wieschaus: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1995

Dr Edward B Lewis an American geneticist was born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania In 1939 he obtained BA in Biostatistics from University of Minnesota where he worked with Drosophila melanogaster in C P Oliver s lab Later in 1942 he received his Ph D degr...

Dr.Barbara McClintock: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1983

Dr Barbara McClintock was an American scientist She extensively used maize corn as model system for her genetic studies Maize has several advantages in genetic studies It has relatively larger chromosomes and Barbara McClintock developed method to stain and see ma...

Elementize your name

Dear Students By now you must be having some knowledge about the periodic table of elements This is a fun exercise to do Can you find elements in your name Try to form words you use regularly like your name address using the periodic table of elements Here is a...

Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Materials

Our planet continues to relentlessly grow in population A corresponding growth in waste products also occurs Our society has an etiquette that separates waste products from our immediate living areas This waste creates huge environmental problems impacting the entire...

ALFRED NOBEL: THE FOUNDER OF NOBEL PRIZES (Blog Series on Chemistry Nobel Laureates)

Dear Children Now we are starting a new blog about chemistry Nobel laureates whose contributions for the growth of chemistry have been outstanding It is a real dream for any scientist to won the prestigious Nobel Prize and it is not so easy to achieve this just like...

Whelm Ostwald : 1909 Chemistry Nobel Laureate

Continued from www scienceindia in home view blog 25Born 2nd September 1853 Riga Russian Empire now Latvia Ostwald was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis chemical equilibria and reaction velocities Right up to the end of his ...