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October 26, 2018

Get Clean Water from Air for less than 2 cents a liter

A couple residing in LA has won $1.5 million in cash (XPrize) for developing a system that can make clean water from air for less than 2 cents a quart. For those who are unfamiliar with the word ‘quart’, please take note that a quart is a unit of measurement for liquids that stands for different values in the US and the UK. While a quart is equal to 0.94 […]

Facts about Bhakra Nangal Dam
October 24, 2018

Bhakra-Nangal Dam: Everything You Should Know

Clean water is an indispensable and scarce resource available to every living being on Earth. It is, thus, a responsibility of every individual to save it and use it wisely. Surely, we don’t know how well the other beings on the planet fathom the fact but we, the human race, not just comprehend it but have even undertaken many measures to save this precious ‘commodity’. One such solution to curb […]

A magnified image of the world's smallest computer which can be dwarfed by a grain of rice
June 23, 2018

World’s smallest computer: Things you should know

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been making headlines of late for their newest invention- the world’s smallest computer. The device – which is so tiny that even a grain of rice can cover it – is only 0.3 mm long. However, since it loses all its programming and data once the power is turned off, experts are not sure whether referring to this ‘microdevice’ as a ‘computer’ should […]

June 21, 2018

9 Good Things about Plastic

Before you go through this post, we would like all our readers to know that we do not support the use of plastic whatsoever. No matter how many good aspects are associated with this man-made material, it can never-ever outweigh the risks it poses to our environment and its habitants. However, since these days we are reading all about the negative side of Plastic, here are a few positive things […]

Soon Earth will have 25 hours in a day
June 12, 2018

Soon: Earth might have 25 hours a day

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have dug deep into the history of the Earth and come across this ‘exciting’ news. Professor Stephen Meyers and a team of colleagues have studied a rock – dating back to 90 million years – to look into the climate cycles of the planet. Sediments from this piece of ancient object led them to some highly interesting observations. Influence of Moon It is a […]

human eye facts
May 18, 2018

9 Facts about the Human Eye

Given below are some facts about the human eye that will surely take you aback: Eyeballs don’t grow! Our eyeballs remain the same size from our birth and until our last breath, unlike our nose and ears that continue to grow. The most active muscles No matter how good an athlete you are, none of your body muscles can be as active as the ones that control your eyes. Measurements […]

The sun will die in 5 billion years
May 17, 2018

The Future of Sun

The doubt about Earth’s future once the Sun ceases to exist is a perpetually disturbing thought. Scientists have already accepted that the Sun will eventually die. This will take place in about 5 billion years. However, what might happen next was somewhat blurry; that has now changed. Planetary nebula Albert Zijlstra, professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, along with a group of astronomers, has predicted that the sun will end […]

Why is The Taj Mahal's colour changing
May 14, 2018

Why is the Taj Mahal’s colour changing?

The beauty of the Taj Mahal – which is visited by over millions of tourists from across the world – is in jeopardy because of our ‘ignorance’, as a nation, a society, and most importantly due to our indifference towards the conservation of environment. Because of the ever-increasing pollution and dearth of effective means to curb it, it should not come as a shock if on waking up one day, […]

Why Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn't fall
May 12, 2018

Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t fall?

If you are an ancient architecture enthusiast, then at least once in your life you would have thought about the reason why Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t fall despite the number of earthquakes the city has experienced since the time of the tower’s inception in the 12th century. If this question is still bugging you, don’t worry, you are at the right web address as we’ll try to have a […]

In a first, Diamonds have been grown in a laboratory
May 4, 2018

Scientists Grow Diamonds in Laboratory!

In a first, Scientists at a laboratory in Cardiff have successfully grown diamonds. The stones, which are being claimed to be ‘purer than anything you would see in nature’, take only a few days for their formation, in contrast to the millions of years natural diamonds require for their formation in conditions of extreme pressure and temperarure. Professor Oliver Williams, the head physicist at the Cardiff University, says that his […]

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