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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

''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 ...

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...