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Why do stars twinkle?

Suraj Kumar 0

Why do stars twinkle? This is a very common question which arises in front of everyone.It may be asked by your children, student, or maybe it suddenly pops into your…

Schrodinger’s Cat Experiment

Princy P. John 1

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

Princy P. John 0

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

Princy P. John 0

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

Princy P. John 0

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…

Triple Point of Water

Daksha Shah 0

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases  i.e the liquid, gas, and solid of that substance may coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium. The…

The V-formation Flight

Princy P. John 0

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

Princy P. John 0

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…

Planetary Ring System

Princy P. John 0

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

Princy P. John 0

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…

The Lethal Nuclear Weapon

Princy P. John 0

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…

Seeing In The Dark

Daksha Shah 0

The other day, as I was watching the wildlife documentary on the Discovery channel, I saw the team of researchers in the program, using the Night Vision camera and goggles. …

The Collosal Tempest

Princy P. John 0

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…

How Gun Silencers Work?

Daksha Shah 0

You are watching a James Bond Movie. The protagonist is making his way through the crowded place. He takes out a gun and shoots the enemy. The enemy drops dead…

Spectrum In The Sky

Princy P. John 0

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?

Princy P. John 0

  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…

Scramjet Engine

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully tested its scramjet engine on 28th August 2016 Sunday, in Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC). The scramjet engine, also known as the air-breathing engine…

Unmasking the Whimsical Red

Princy P. John 1

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

Princy P. John 0

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…

Matka – Earthen Pot

Nirbhay Dubey 0

When gods and demons were churning the ocean (Sheersagar) for the divine Nectar (Mahamrita), an earthen pot emerged. This is believed to be the first earthen pot ever created by the…

Earth

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. The Earth formed…

Red Sky

Daksha Shah 0

Have you ever wondered why there is a red sky during sunrises and sunsets?  To understand why this is so, one need only recall how typical sky colors are produced. …

Lasers

Princy P. John 0

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

Princy P. John 0

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…

Painting in the Sky: Auroras

Princy P. John 0

Aurora Borealis as seen from Ontario, Canada The spectacular natural paintings in the sky, the Auroras, have been a consistent feature in the myths and folklores of Northern people living…

The Piercing Music

Princy P. John 3

A redhead woman of ample proportions strides to the front stage and the orchestra upsurges. She opens up her Hollywood red lipsticked mouth and there out comes a terrific earthshaking high note. The…

Science and Sensibilities

Princy P. John 0

      11th of February 2016, was a winning day in the world of Physics and Astronomy. A group of renowned Physicists announced that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave…

I spy, Ice Spikes

Princy P. John 0

Sometimes when I peek into my freezer at home and look at the ice trays, I see icy pinnacles rising up from the cubes. While most people would ignore this…

The Free Falling Misconception

Princy P. John 1

  Do bodies with different masses when dropped from a height in free space, reach the earth at different times depending on their weight? Well, do heavier bodies actually fall…

The Physics of Tsunamis

Princy P. John 0

Yes! The rebels are none other than Tsunami. Utter the word ‘Tsunami’, and one tends to go back down the memory lane of 26th December, 2004 that devastated the shores…

End of Road for Batteries?

Princy P. John 0

Sitting in 2016 if one tends to reminisce two decades, one realizes that technology has made a significant breakthrough in every field. Computers that were 486 and Pentium based, now…

Lightning Bolts!!

Princy P. John 0

 Lightning Bolts- Lightning is a mega electrostatic discharge that occurs in the clouds. For all those who think that the girl in the picture is just having a bad hair…