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2016 Feb

  • 2016 Feb

    The Physics Behind Rainbow Formation

    Figure 1 Rainbow is a curve of hues formed in the sky in specific circumstances, created by the refraction and scattering of the daylight by rain or other water droplets in the sky. It…

    March 7, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Electricity: Photosynthesis

    Sun is a major source of energy. All living beings on earth are directly or indirectly dependent on sun. Food chains show that the primary producers are plants and plankton that produce chemical energy, in…

    February 28, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Electricity: Photovoltaic Solar Cells

    The story of electricity, its importance and some of the electricity generation methods were discussed thoroughly in the last set of articles. Solar energy is a renewable source of energy for the death of sun is…

    February 27, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Electricity: Solar Water Splitting

    Sun is a major and sustainable source of energy for the planet earth. Every being on earth is dependent on sun in one way or other, except for the rare bacterial species that can survive solely…

    February 26, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Electricity: Concentrated Solar Power

    Did you ever try concentrating sun’s rays using a lens. If you haven’t yet you should do it now. Sun’s rays can be concentrated and have enough power to burn a piece of paper. This…

    February 26, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Electricity: Thermal Power

    Thermal power is one of the oldest ways of generation of electricity. ‘Thermal’, here represents the heat mediation in power generation. In a generic sense, any form of power generation which involves the generation of heat…

    February 25, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Introduction to Electricity

    Mankind’s dependency on electricity has reached a point where an hour of power outage across the globe can throw the world into jeopardy. Just to get a picture of it, think of everything that runs on…

    February 23, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    World War 1 and Piezoelectricity

    The title might sound like we are connecting two different poles but piezoelectricity played a major role in world war-I. Submarines are efficient only when they can detect and destroy a target remaining underwater. The detection of…

    February 23, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Wind Energy: Workings of a Turbine

    Conventional fossil fuels are sources of energy for hundreds of years. The usage of these fuels is not only environmentally destructive but also unreliable due to the limited nature of these resources. Nuclear energy is an alternative…

    February 20, 2016
  • 2016 Feb

    Silica Gel Pellets and Adsorption

    Silica gel pellets, have you ever heard this name? You must have seen a white colored packet in your new bag that has “Throw away. Do not eat” written on it. It is a packet of…

    February 19, 2016
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