Category : Science & technology

Cloud Seeding : Impact and Examples Cloud Seeding : Impact and Examples

Introduction • Cloud Seeding is a process to induce rain in moisture-filled clouds by sprinkling the upper reaches of clouds with chemicals such as common salt or silver iodide, usually with the help of jets fixed to airplanes. • Usually, rain occurs when moisture content in a cloud becomes too heavy and can no longerRead Full Article

Scramjet Engine : Significance

Significance of Scramjet Engine Background Oxygen is as essential for the process of combustion as it is for the sustenance of life. Therefore a rocket, during its launch, needs to combine a combustion fuel with liquid oxygen to create the thrust needed for the take-off and flight. However, if the need for liquid oxygen isRead Full Article

Augmented Reality : Application, Limitations and Way ahead

What is Augmented Reality? Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it. Applications of Augmented Reality: 1. Navigation: Enhanced GPS systems are using augmented realityRead Full Article

The Sounds of the Deep

We found a very interesting article today in Indian Express – Explained Section. Thought of sharing this with you guys. The Facts in the article can be very helpful from the PRELIMS point of view specific to science and technology.   “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has lowered a hydrophone in the deepest regionRead Full Article

Thirty Meter Telescope , India’s contribution and significance

India became a full partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. The project is the first implementation from the list of select outcomes from Modi’s US visit namely partnership in mega science projects. Amongst existing and planned extremely large telescopes, the TMT will have by far the highest altitude, and will be the second-largest telescopeRead Full Article

Net Metering and its advantages

All those appearing for Mains:  You can mention about this concept and its advantages if a question figures on Renewable Energy, how to make it cost effective etc.  Let me explain the simple concept behind net metering. DO CHECK out the images for better clarity. Read on.. You have a solar panel on your roof.Read Full Article

Understanding Carbon Budget

Why is this concept important for us? No brownie points for guessing that. Hindu carried an article on it, in case you missed it. UNEP report is based on it. IPCC report last year for the first time assessed carbon budget. Now that I’ve convinced you of the topic’s importance, I’ll explain it you inRead Full Article

Net neutrality concept demystified

Why in news? Obama supported it. The principle of Net Neutrality was struck down by a US Federal appeals court. ISPs can manipulate traffic. What is it? Net Neutrality  is the idea that broadband Internet Service Providers should treat everything that flows across the Internet equally. Since we get the same internet speed for all websites, userRead Full Article

Clinical Trials – all that you need to know, explained pointwise

What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. Before a drug  is launched in market, it has to be tested for its safety and efficacy. This is done in stages, with a large pool of patients after which the dataRead Full Article