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Princy P. John is a qualified Physicist, armed with a Bachelor of Science (Physics Hons.) from St. Stephens, Delhi University and a Masters in Physics. She is an integral part of the Science channel at Zigya and oversees Physics content for all classes. She taps onto the pulse of events happening globally on scientific platforms and brings value to Zigya with her knowledge, wit and resolve. Princy also provides key management updates of the editorial board and aids in the decision making process at Zigya.
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CBSE 2016 Board Paper of Physics

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CBSE board examinations are round the corner and every student is gearing up for it. Once you are all set with the course material, solving at least previous 5-year paper is…

Winter Solstice

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The Northern Hemisphere of the planet observes the Winter solstice on December 21. Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. A solstice is an…

Schrodinger’s Cat Experiment

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Erwin Schrodinger, born in Vienna on August 12, 1887, is best known for his work in quantum theory, particularly his thought experiment involving a cat. Schrodinger developed this thought experiment…

The Night Glow on Mars

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Night-glow is a phenomenon in which a planet's sky faintly glows, even without external light. The same phenomenon happens on Mars and this is attributed to the emission of nitric…

Unusual Property of Water

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Water is referred to as the liquid of all life forms. Water is used for drinking, bathing, for agricultural purposes and many more day to day activities. Additionally, it is…

Lunarbows

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Have you ever seen bows created by moonlight instead of direct sunlight? Yes, they exist and are known as moonbows. Moonbows or lunar rainbows are formed when the moon's light…

The V-formation Flight

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To watch a bird in flight is fascinating. Often, as city-bred people, we notice a bird taking a short flight from one treetop to another and marvel at its ability…

Microwave Physics

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Ever since the first chunk of mammoth meat was dropped into the fire by human beings, newer ways to cook things have been explored. In this race of discoveries to…

Rustom- II : Killer Drone

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Rustom – II, developed by DRDO, India is a medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV). The aircraft has been named after Rustom Damania, a former professor of…

Spice Garden of World

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Spices exemplify the aroma of god's own country, Kerala. Kerala is a home to a variety of spices like pepper, vanilla, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and turmeric. The 'Queen…

Dry Ice

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Dry ice, also referred to as "cardice" is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Dry ice is colorless, non-flammable, with a sour zesty odor, and can lower the pH of…

Planetary Ring System

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The rings around planets have been an interesting phenomenon. Planet Saturn in the solar system has the most prominent planetary ring. Apart from Saturn, the other three giant planets, Jupiter,…

Exploring the Car Collision

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Car collision is a common occurrence in every part of the world. Some do not cause serious injuries, while the others are fatal. According to the Association for Safe International…

Hanging Garden of Babylon

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Hanging Gardens of Babylon was one of the classic Seven Wonders of the World. It is thought to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon.  The gardens were…

The Lethal Nuclear Weapon

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A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that extracts its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fusion and fission both. Vast quantity of energy is…

Physics Nobel Prize

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The 2016 Nobel prize in Physics has been awarded to three British-born scientists, John M. Kosterlitz, Duncan Haldane, David J. Thouless for their work on exotic states of matter. The work explains, why…

The Hydrophobic Oil

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Oil is a hydrophobic viscous liquid. That is, it is immiscible with water and lipophilic (miscible with other oils or fat loving). It is neutral and a non-polar liquid. Oil…

The Collosal Tempest

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After pounding Taiwan, typhoon Meranti is barrelling into the mainland of China and Japan. With power being disrupted in more than 90,000 households and 2 people losing their lives so…

The Flying Robot: Drone

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Drone is formally called Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) – that is, without a human in control. Essentially, a flying robot, drones are controlled remotely or can fly autonomously through software…

Spectrum In The Sky

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A meteorological phenomenon, the rainbow is caused by the reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of…

What Makes You Sneeze?

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  It was a Sunday afternoon and Mayra’s mom was grinding pepper in the kitchen. 11-year-old Mayra was playing in her room. It had been a while and she started…

Unmasking the Whimsical Red

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Colour resonates with people in diverse ways. Everyone has a personal favourite colour that we use the most during our specific period of our lives. The psychology behind our emotional…

The Raman Effect

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February 28, which is celebrated as the National Science Day in India marks the invention of Raman Effect by Sir CV Raman. It was the discovery of The Raman Effect…

Heritage city of Lucknow

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Situated on the northwestern shores of the Gomti River, and dating back to thousands of years, is the heritage city of Lucknow. The city is an important hub of artistry…

KFC Mascot

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The KFC mascot is its founder Colonel Harland David Sanders. Col. Sanders was an American businessman who recognized the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise…

World Blood Donor Day

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Countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14, since 2004.  It helps to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to…

Comedy of Errors

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Comedy of Errors is William Shakespeare's shortest and one of his most farcical comedies.  The setting is Ephesus, present-day Turkey, which was a leading trade centre in ancient times. A…

City of Seven Hills

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Rome is also revered as the City of seven Hills. It refers to the group of hills on or about which the ancient city of Rome was built.  The original…

Sikkim

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Sikkim was recognized as an independent nation till 1974. On 16 May 1975, Sikkim officially became the 22nd state of India. The state is surrounded by Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and…

Lasers

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Lasers are devices that emit light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The term “LASER” is an acronym for “Light Amplification by…

The Big Bang Theory

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Since my childhood days, I have been intrigued by the beauty of the starry nights. Often I would imagine how nice would it be if I had a magic crystal…

Legal Lady

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  A blindfolded women holding a balanced scale is revered as symbol of justice.   Justitia or Lady Justice, the Roman goddess of Justice is a personification of the moral force in judicial systems.…

Gastronomic Indulgence – Better safe than sorry

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It was a Sunday sun-lit morning. Elated at the prospect of wishing my cousin Amy on her sixteenth birthday, I dialed up her number. As the bell rang, I remembered,…