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2016 Mar

  • 2016 Mar

    Physics of Sky Phenomena

    There are many light related phenomena in the sky, beyond those that we have learnt during our Physics tuition classes, such as Light Pillars, Parhelic circles, Zodiacal light and Auroras, just to mention a…

    March 13, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Physics behind Accommodation of the Human Eye

    Eye accommodation is the act of physiologically making adjustment to the crystalline lens elements to vary the power of refraction and bring into sharp focus close and far objects. The eye accommodates by changing…

    March 10, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Formation of Halo around the Sun Explained

    A halo, which is also referred to as a gloriole, nimbus, or icebow, is an optical phenomenon generated by light interaction with suspended ice crystals in the atmosphere, which results in a wide variety…

    March 8, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Physics and war: Science of a Bullet (Part 2)

    Gunpowder, the explosive used a typical bullet, undergoes a chemical reaction and causes the release of gases. The gases are released in very high quantities in a small span of time. This release of large amounts…

    March 4, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Physics and War: Science of a Bullet (Part 1)

    Invention of chemical explosives has changed the nature of warfare and has led to numerous deaths and man-made devastation. The impact of this invention on the international politics and international relations need not be mentioned. The story of chemical…

    March 4, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Electricity: Hydroelectricity

    Hydroelectric power generation is one of the oldest ways of generating electricity and accounts for 16 percent of world’s electricity generation. Although age old, it is one of the renewable sources of energy. The projects are…

    March 3, 2016
  • 2016 Mar

    Electricity: Conversion of Solar Energy to Chemical Energy

    The last article dealt with an introduction to photosynthesis, its place of occurrence and the chemicals involved. How exactly does sun’s radiation induce the formation of glucose from simple chemical species like water and carbon dioxide? Plants…

    March 1, 2016
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