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Why Is Visvesvaray Birthday Celebrated As Engineers Day In India

India is a land with a lot of brilliant minds since pre historic minds. From the ancient times till now, there are many eminent and great personalities which have added to the pride of the nation. The various great people of India and their discoveries have blessed the field of science and technology with a lot of new facts, theories, laws etc. The world is benefitted with the contribution of India in various fields. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was one such distinguished scientist who added new ideas and theories to the world of science. M. Visvesvaraya was an engineer but along with

Mood Rings:Can Mood Change Colour?

Humans are filled with various emotions. Happiness, sadness, joy, anger, stress, tension, fears, love, etc. There are endless emotions a person can feel. In fact, there is not even a single moment when a person can be emotionless. Emotions play a very important role in our day to day life. Our mood changes with our emotions. Sometimes, it the moods of a person that can spoil the things or make things happen. Think of a situation where you would be able to know how the person is feeling. In what mood he/she is. Wouldn’t that be great! Before the situation

Meet The Latest Four Elements Of Periodic Table

I am sure that each one of you would have dealt with the periodic table atleast once in your lifetime. Periodic table is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Chemistry classes and chemistry labs. Few faced difficulties in remembering elements of periodic table and the properties of elements, but it was an easy task a few people. If you think you know all the elements in the periodic table, then you should be revising it now. IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) recently announced the addition of four new elements in the

Secrets You Will Not Want To Know About Alpha Centauri The Closest Star System

A clear sky with stars all around, isn’t that beautiful to see? The black and clean sky filled with diamond like sparkling and twinkling stars is something that no person can stop admiring. It is indeed, one of the most beautiful views of nature. The size of the Universe is beyond our imagination. Our earth is just a very small part of it. From the earth, we see uncountable stars around. It is impossible to count them. The stars in the sky look very small. But in real, these tiny looking stars are million times bigger than what we actually

Why Are The Windows Of Aeroplane Round In Shape?

When we were kids, we were taught that while drawing, make the windows in square shape. After some time, we noticed that even in real life, the windows are made in square or rectangular shape. The rooms, houses, vehicles, etc. have windows of square or rectangular shape. But when you would have travelled in a flight, certainly there is one thing that you would have noticed. The windows of airplane are not square shape but it has curved ends. Everyone would have given a thought to this question at least once. The field of aeronautical engineering has developed a lot

10 Common Science Myths That Most People Believe In

There is no gravity in space In fact there is a lot of gravity in space. People generally feel there is no gravity on moon because usually astronauts are seen bumping on the surface of the moon. Astronauts usually appear weightless on moon since the moon is orbiting earth. It appears like they are falling towards earth meanwhile they are walking sideways. Basically they are always falling but never landing. Gravity is virtually present all over the space. It clearly proves that there is gravity in space. Lightning never strikes the same place twice There is a very common myth

How Is It That Crabs Can Breath Under Water And On Land ?

The earth is made up of three parts of water and one part of land. There is a large variety of plants, animals and other species living on the land. The different types of flora, fauna and living organisms make the land distinct and colourful. Even the marine regions of the earth have a varied species of fish, molluscs, reptiles, mammals, etc. The marine ecosystem also has many plant and animal species which are very unique and wonderful. The crab is one among those wonderful creations which add on to the beauty of marine ecosystem. Crabs are the crustaceans which

How Does Brain Get Affected By The Food We Eat

Brain is said to be the most dehydrated organ. How would the brain look when broken into its constituents? In such cases most of the brain is made of Fats also termed as lipids. Major component being Lipids, the brain has traces of amino acids, proteins, glucose and few micronutrients. This clearly shows that health of our brain is maintained by our food intake. All these compounds definitely have distinctive , energy and mood. It is always important for anyone to maintain its proper functioning. Our brain can be compared to an expensive product which is well maintained with supply

The Boomerang Nebula, The Coldest Object In The Universe?

Our universe is no less than a surprise to us. There is always something or the other in our Universe to amaze you. Every time I get to encounter new things associated with our universe it has always left me awestruck. One such fascinating things are Boomerang Nebula. Yes Boomerang nebula is no less than awesome part of our universe. Boomerang Nebula is the coldest object present in our universe. Basically it is a star or planetary nebula which is about 5,000 light years away from earth. The temperature in Boomerang nebula is -272 to 457 degree Celsius. It is

Science Of Pi (π)

There is a common misconception among people that Pi is just a quirky concept that is interesting only for scientist and mathematician. This taught arose as we commonly see usage of Pi in geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers and many other concepts. Reality is that there is lot of science involved behind the making of Pi. And March 14th is celebrated as Pi day all over the world because the value of Pi is 3.1415. As decoded from the value 14 march was declared as world Pi day. And with extension of the value 3.1415 the 2015 Pi day was considered