Thursday, 6 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize Chemistry 2011: Quasi Crystals

 In quasicrystals, we find the fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms: regular patterns that never repeat themselves. However, the configuration found in quasicrystals was considered impossible, and Dan Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 has fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter...


Date: 6 Oct 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: Science / Views: 2015/Rating:2.3

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 : Universe Will End In Ice

"Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice..." * What will be the final destiny of the Universe? Probably it will end in ice, if we are to believe this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics. They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves.  


Date: 5 Oct 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: Science / Views: 1405/Rating:5

Saturday, 1 Oct 2011

Remembering Gandhi The Mahatma!!!

In the history of nationalism a single individual is often identified with the making of a nation. Thus, for example, we associate Garibaldi with the making of Italy, George Washington with the American War of Independence, and Ho Chi Minh with the struggle to free Vietnam from colonial rule. In the same manner, Mahatma Gandhi has been regarded as the ‘Father’ of the Indian nation.


Date: 1 Oct 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: Indian Legends / Views: 21647/Rating:4.8

Friday, 30 Sep 2011

Hat-trick Successful Missile Launch for India- This Time Agni II

DRDO Developed Agni II, the pride of India’s strategic arsenal was once again launched successfully this morning at 9:30 hrs from the Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa. The launch was a hattrick after successful launches of Shourya and Prithivi-II, on 24th and 26th September, 2011 respectively. The successful launch once again proved reliability of the Medium Range Surface-to-Surface Missile...  


Date: 30 Sep 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: India Defence / Views: 2057/Rating:5

Monday, 26 Sep 2011

Shaurya and Prithvi-II Missiles successfully tested

Within a span of two days, India demonstrated the reliability of two surface-to-surface missiles by successfully test-firing nuclear-weapons capable Shaurya and Prithvi-II ballistic systems on saturday(24th september) and Monday(26th september).

Shaurya, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface medium range missile, was test-fired from Chandipur-on-sea off the Orissa coast at 2.30 PM on Saturday. The missile with a maximum range of 750 km was test-fired from an underground silo at Integrated Test Range of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)... 



Date: 26 Sep 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: India Defence / Views: 1927/Rating:0

Saturday, 10 Sep 2011

Oxford Research: Pocket Fuel Cells to replace batteries


Today the world is going mobile -Even Laptops are old fashioned now . The era of ipads, smart mobiles is already here. Every one wants the world in their hands  . But their is one hiccup with this gizmos, the battery. The prime power driver for these mobile devices is the major hurdle in being completely mobile - you have to wire often to get it charged. Lithium ion is the present power source for most of the Laptops and gadgets. Battery is one place where to say frankly innovation is slower. 

Now Oxford University is developing a new technology using catalysts which make hydrogen from formic acid and could eventually replace lithium batteries and power a host of mobile devices...



Date: 10 Sep 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: Energy, Science / Views: 2337/Rating:0

Thursday, 1 Sep 2011

NASA: Chandra X-ray Observatory Discovers Nearest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovered the first pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way. Approximately 160 million light years from Earth, the pair is the nearest known such phenomenon.

The black holes are located near the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3393. Separated by only 490 light years, the black holes are likely the remnant of a merger of two galaxies of unequal mass a billion or more years ago...


Date: 1 Sep 2011 , Author: dilip / Category: Science / Views: 1241/Rating:0

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