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2016 Apr

  • 2016 Apr

    Operation of a Diode Explained

    We have learnt during our Physics tuition class that a diode is simply a p-n junction semi-conductor, which permits only one direction of flow of current. A p-type semiconductor can be defined as a…

    April 30, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Working of a Plasma Display

    Plasma displays were very popular once before LED displays took over the market. Plasma displays are thin just like the LED ones and they can be tailor made into required sizes as big as the size…

    April 29, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Physics and War: Night Vision

    In war, it is always important to stay a step ahead of enemy. Scientific advancement is one of the means that helps in achieving it. Science and war are in a way interdependent for the same…

    April 27, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Physics and War: Radar

    RADAR stands for Radio Detection And Ranging. After the war has turned aerial, it has become essential to scour the air spaces off the enemy planes or other flying objects. Due to the humongous nature of…

    April 25, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Spin of An Atomic Nucleus

    A chemical compound when seen at the very minute levels contain molecules. These molecules are in turn made of atoms. The nature of the molecule and consequently the nature of chemical compound is decided by the…

    April 22, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Life: How It Came To Existence

    ‘How did life come into existence?’ is a question mankind has tried to answer in several ways. Religious texts have offered answers that are often unverifiable or inconsistent. Just like in the case of any other…

    April 19, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Introduction to Weather and Climate

    Climate and weather are two different things often misunderstood. To understand the difference, it is essential to look into climate change. Weather is a small scale thing that tells about the temperature, humidity, snowing/not snowing, raining/not raining…

    April 16, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    Global Warming, Gravity and Rising Sea Levels

    There were several articles that popped up on global warming discussing its causes and catastrophic effects. One catastrophic effect that is seemingly counter-intuitive and overlooked is the change in the gravitational field of Earth following the…

    April 15, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    El Niño Part 2

    The previous article dealt with the chain of events that take place in the pacific ocean that leads to gradient of temperature between the eastern an western sides of the ocean in the tropical…

    April 13, 2016
  • 2016 Apr

    El Nino: Introduction

    Global warming, raising temperatures are the things that pop up in our head whenever we have to talk about climate change. Do you know that 2015 is the hottest year in the recorded history? And the…

    April 11, 2016
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