Everyone will agree that rainbow is one of nature’s most splendid masterpieces. A simple phenomenon of bending of light as it passes through water droplets can create such amazing spectrum of colors: Rainbow! Light is refracted as it enters the raindrop, then reflected inside the drop and again refracted as it goes out of the drop.How can we view rainbow ?? To have a view, your back must be to the sun as you look at an approximately 40 degree angle above the ground into a region of the atmosphere with suspended droplets of water or even a light mist. Each individual droplet of water acts as a tiny prism that both disperses the light and reflects it back to your eye. As you sight into the sky, wavelengths of light associated with a specific color arrive at your eye from the collection of droplets. Continue reading “Is Rainbow Really A Bow???”
Would you like to live a world in which you never have to charge your phone again. May be scientists inspired by this venerable scientific curiosity could help you… In the foyer of the Clarendon Laboratory in the University of Oxford lies an electric bell named as Oxford Electric Bell or Clarendon Dry Pile which has been ringing continuously since 176 years and has been recognised as the longest-lasting battery in the world.
Did you know the sun temple of konark in india is one of the unique temples around the world??? Yes, it is … because of artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity. The name Konark is derived from the words Kona – Corner and Arka – Sun; it is situated on the north eastern corner of Puri or the Chakrakshetra. The mythological reference is that Lord Krishna’s son Sambawas cured of leprosy by Sun god and he built the temple in the honour of Surya. Another story goes like this : Sun Temple of Konark, once contained a giant lodestone magnet, which held the entire edifice together by its force. This was so powerful that it used to disrupt the magnetic compass of the ships going through that route.The Portuguese removed the main magnet or lodestone as it was the cause of the destruction of lot of their ships and destroyed it. This lead to the collapse of most of the temple structure. Continue reading “Fall of floating Idol of temple of konark mystery”
We know that the Chameleons are lizards that are part of the scientific family called Chamaeleonidae which can change their colour… How do chameleons change their colour? Swiss scientists have found the answer to this riddle. Continue reading “Chameleons: Your Secret is out….!!!!”
Indian cuisines have been honed over centuries, influenced by other cultures; by mouth-burning spices and complex flavour pairings. Indian food has such intoxicating aromas and memorable flavours which is unlike anything found elsewhere around the world. Why Indian food is so delicious? What is the real reason behind this?? Recently answer has been found out… it’s the fewer number of overlapping flavours and ingredients. Continue reading “The Great INDIAN Cuisine Tricks….”
Ayurveda means science of life… Since “Ayu” is life and “Veda” is science… Ayurveda hails its origin from 5,000-10,000 years back when ancestors inquired of the world they lived in. They looked around at the world on which they lived and wondered about the meaning of my life? They knew the world around them was fraught with challenges and potential dangers. How can I stay safe and healthy they pondered. They got the answer from nature in the form of Ayurveda. Thus it can be said to be the oldest medical system of the world. Continue reading “Healing With a Feeling….”
For survival what all we do… Animals also do a lot of things to live here… Many animals have evolved to exhibit some form of camouflage, which is an adaptation that allows animals to blend in with certain aspects of their environment. Camouflage increases an organism’s chance of survival by hiding it from predators. This gives the animal a higher probability of being able to successfully reproduce and carry on the species. Camouflage is also used by some predators as a tool for hunting. For them, being able to blend in with their environment gives them an element of surprise and increases their chance of successfully obtaining food.. Continue reading “Camouflage, Blending In With Nature…”