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Interesting facts about moon

There are so many fascinating facts about moon that leaves you awestruck. Have you ever wondered how moon was formed? How would it be in the moon? The thoughts about moon is just amazing. Moon is a sign of calm and peaceful nature. Did you know? There are four kinds of lunar months: The lunar months are dependent on the phases of life. So there are four lunar months. Anomalistic month: The orientation of moon is not fixed. It is more elliptical. Satellite of earth is placed at a distance. The least distance between earth and satellites including moon is

Driving speed affects the fuel consumption?

Yes, the speed of the vehicle affects the consumption of fuel. The main reason behind this is air resistance or air drag. What is this air drag? When you are out for a ride on a cool breezy day, you feel the force of air hitting you in the opposite direction. We can feel the wind in the air around us. Air resistance and air friction are the consequences of this air flow. There is opposition air friction force experience while driving a car. This force is called air drag or air resistance. The car’s motion in turn helps to

How easy it is to make fat! Wilhelm Normann

Whenever someone mentions fat, the first thing that strikes in the mind of many of us are the oversized being that some of us are, but as common as it may have become, the usage of the word is equivocally wrong. The Fat that we’re going to talk about here is one of the three main macronutrients, the other two being, protein and carbohydrate. Fats are the sources of essential fatty acids, as they provide us energy. And the fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K are only soluble in our body when taken in conjunction with fats. Industrially

Germany’s Nuclear Man– Walter Bothe

Imagine that you were able to walk through a wall, what would you call yourself? A Ghost? A Magician? Now, it may sound absurd for this to be true, but in quantum physics this is something quite close to being true. But, if we were to dig deeper, these studies have helped ius understand something much more than magic, bringing us closer to our fantasies, but also rationalising it.                                 Born at Oranienberg near Berlin on January 8, 1891 Walter Bothe was not only a renowned nuclear physicist, but also an accomplished musician and a painter. After returning from Russia

Closer to the sky: Montgolfier brothers

Towards the end of 15th century, it was Leonardo da Vinci who first had the inspiration to be airborne, whenever he looked up into the sky and saw the birds fly; he wondered what he could create. His work Codex on the flight of birds put forth his studies on the flight of birds. He also designed many machines like the ornithopter and a machine with helical rotor. Although none of his designs ever became a reality during his life time, but in 1903, it was the Wright brothers who made this vision a reality. However, let’s roll back a

Sydney Brenner: Study of little things that make us whole.

When a child is an embryo in its mother’s womb, developing its features, for example, the separation of fingers and toes occur because of apoptosis (programmed cell death). Between 50 to 70 billion cells die each day due to apoptosis in an average human adult, and about 20 to 30 billion cells in children aged between 8 to 14. And it is Brenner’s study and discoveries about how genes regulate tissue and organ development via a key mechanism called apoptosis, along with John E. Sulston and H. Robert Horvitz that won them the Nobel Prize in 2002. Sydney Brenner born

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking.

It is only when we think about how big our universe is and the forces out there, do we realise that we are completely at its mercy. The current human technology, with all the advancements that it has made over thousands of year stands is not yet prepared to defend itself. We can consider ourselves, that even with all the disasters and calamities, natural or otherwise, we here survive today, because the Universe has been lenient towards us. But we have got the most powerful weapon in our Arsenal, a weapon which we can use to ensure our survival and

Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco: The Treasury of Castilian

The world’s oldest dictionary predates back to 2300 BC with bilingual wordlists of Sumerian-Akkadian discovered in Elba (modern Syria). But it was not until 128, The Catholicon by Johannes Balbus, which followed a particular set of rules or a semantic (meaning), having large grammatical work with the alphabetical lexicon. This dictionary was widely adopted and served as a basis for several bilingual dictionaries and was one of the earliest books to be printed in 1406. Many of the dictionaries up until the 17th century were multilingual, but the credit for the world’s first monolingual dictionary goes to Sebastián Covarrubias’ Tesoro de

The Blind Child Prodigy- Louis Braille

“I want to be like my dad” thought young Louis, as he grabbed at an awl and tried to punch holes in the leather like he had seen his father do so many times. As he pressed harder to punch the hole, the awl slipped across the smooth surface of the leather and hit him in the eye. Agony! His parent did everything they could to patch it up but his eye got infected and the infection spread to his other eye blinding him in both eyes. Louis slowly came to terms to his blindness and excelled despite it. He

“Gillette: The best a man can get.”

Probably one of the most popular taglines of modern times. A brand that most men look up to for their grooming needs. But do you know about the man behind the invention of the first safety disposable razor that laid the foundation for this brand. And do you also know that this inventor hoped that he be remembered as one of history’s social and economic reformers. His name was King Camp Gillette. Before we know more about this messiah of men’s grooming, let’s acknowledge one of the most significant problems that troubled society. Shaving was considered as a nuisance and