Interesting Facts about Blood and Blood Cells

Like all humans have red colored blood, there are few organisms which have varying blood colors. Spiders and octopus have blue color blood, cockroaches have white/colorless blood, grasshopper, leeches, and some varieties of earthworm have green color blood and so on. Apart from these, there are more facts about the blood. In this article, few interesting facts about Blood and Blood Cells of the human body. Blood is the only fluid connective tissue in the human body and it plays…

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Perseids : Long Story Short

What are perseids? Perseids are the regular and most predictable meteor shower which appear regularly every year. They are associated with Swift Tuttle comet and appear to rise from the radiant in the constellation Perseus. Swift Tuttle comet, formerly known as 109P, travels toward Earth's part of solar system every 133 years leaving traces of perseids. It was last seen in 1992 after its discovery year 1862 AD. Next time Swift Tuttle is predicted to be seen in 2126 AD. Perseids,…

10 Most beautiful places to see before you die

Every person in the world like to enjoy and leads his/her life happily. There are many ways to enjoy, and the first among them will definitely will be a vacation or traveling to the world beautiful and historic places to admire the beauty of nature and get away from his daily routines. In this busy life it is not possible to visit most wonderful destinations frequently, so plan a vacation to this wonderful places with your family and friends once…

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Finally a Physics Nobel Prize for Higgs boson Theorists

The 2013 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their remarkable contributions to the theory of Higgs boson "God Particles". It came after 50 years Peter Higgs, Robert Brout, Gerald Guralnik, C R Hagen, T. W. B. Kibble and Francois Englert independently announced the existence of Higgs boson in 1964 to put the theory to the world how the mass comes into existence in objects. On 8th October 2013, the Royal Swedish Academy…

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Analysis of Meteorological Data of Pantnagar Weather Station

About: This post is actually a summary of a research project I took under INSPIRE-SHE Scholarship Program by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. My plan was to make the content open-source on the web that faults could be corrected by time. The language is simple and very easy to understand and the ease of understanding is focused to A-level (10+2) students and beyond. Abstract The present project is based on 20 years of meteorological data provided by IMD…

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Environment Initiatives : Few Good Steps for a Happier Future

Our earth is at a very crucial stage. From this position, only we can make sure that where would our future go? Few Authorities and Initiatives are trying their most to save our earth & environment. INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS 2011 The United Nations declared the year 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness and strengthen the Sustainable forest management, conservation and developement of all types of trees for the benefit of current and future generations. The…

Clean Technology – Why it is the time to be Green?

What is the 'Need' of the, "Clean Technology"? Why Not? There is a desperate need to meet the challenges caused by climate change and environmental degradation. In the past, it was the entrepreneurial spirit that contributed most to the innovations with far-reaching benefits. Besides, scientists from outside the industry innovated technologies like steam power, the railways, telegraph, radios and telephone, petroleum, the automobile, computer, internet etc. Yet the role of entrepreneurial innovation in addressing environmental problems has received relatively little…

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10 Most Endangered Rivers

A report from World Wild Fund For Nature lists following Rivers as the most endangered rivers.   1.Salween, Nujiang or Nu River Location: Shared by China, Myanmar and Thailand. It flows from the Tibetan Plateau. Major Threat: Dams made on it. 2. La Plata Location: It crosses five countries in South America. Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay & Bolivia. Major Threat: Dams and Navigation. 3. Danube Location: 19 European Countries. Major Threat: Navigation 4. Rio Grande Location: Border of US &…

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Introduction to the Universe

Stars Universe is vast and amazing. There are many millions of trillions of stars in the sky, most of them being bigger than our sun. Stars account for 98% of the matter in a galaxy. The rest of 2% consists of interstellar or galactic gas & dust in a very attenuated form. The normal density of interstellar gas throughout the galaxy is about one tenth of a hydrogen atom per cm³ volume. Stars tend to form groups. Major types of…

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Radioactive Pollution

What is Radioactive Pollution? Radioactive Substances and nuclear radiations (i.e., alpha, beta & gamma-particles) produced during nuclear reactions, affect our environment adversely and thus radioactive pollution is created. Sources of Radioactive Pollution Low level radioactive liquid wastes, radioactive gaseous wastes & dusts are released during nuclear explosions. Effects of Radioactive Pollution I. The radioactive gaseous wastes are injected into the upper layer of atmosphere where, due to cooling they condense to fine-dust particles and thus Radioactive Cloud is formed. This…