The Sentimental Personality Quiz!

Welcome to the sentimental personality quiz! This personality quiz is a shortened version of the famous Myyers Briggs Test , however this quiz aims at adding a new dimension in evaluation of personality analysis. Unlike other quizzes in industry which only evaluate user’s personality on basis of options selected while submitted for evaluation, our version ...

Carl Sagan’s Legacy Endures

After 33 long years of waiting, fans of Carl Sagan’s original thirteen-part documentary series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, will soon be able to enjoy the sequel, presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson told Wired reporters that the new show hopes to achieve the same results as its predecessor, which was based on Carl Sagan’s works and written by ...

Tactile helmet could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions vital clues about their surroundings!

Tactile helmet could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions vital clues about their surroundings!
A specially-adapted ‘tactile helmet’, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions vital clues about their surroundings. The helmet is fitted with a number of ultrasound sensors that are used to detect the distances between the helmet and nearby walls or other obstacles. These signals are transmitted to ...

Winners of 15th Annual L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2013

Winners of 15th Annual L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2013
For the past fifteen years, L’Oreal and UNESCO have supported women researchers throughout the world who contribute to moving science forward. On 28 March 2013, five Laureates were honoured at an awards ceremony in Paris and each Laureate received US $100,000 in recognition of their accomplishments. The research of the 2013 Laureates demonstrates exceptionally original ...

Story of : Willis Haviland Carrier – The Father of Modern Air Conditioning

Story of : Willis Haviland Carrier - The Father of Modern Air Conditioning
By 1889, central station refrigeration was used in large cities to preserve foods and documents. Slowly people also got to know how humidity and heat were related. It was left to Willis Haviland Carrier to work the relationship out. While waiting for a train on a foggy night, he was going over in his mind ...

50 Glorious years of M.P. Birla Planetarium Kolkata

50 Glorious years of M.P. Birla Planetarium Kolkata
Dr. Jayanta Sthanapati talked to PROF. R. SUBRAMANIAN, Director General of the M.P. Birla  Planetarium, the octogenarian pioneer who has been involved with the M.P. Birla Planetarium ever  since its inception.Through the story of his own passion for science museums, Prof. Subramanian traces the events that led to the establishment of the M.P. Birla Planetarium. ...

Human Life expectancy and advances in human enhancements.

Human Life expectancy and advances in human enhancements.
In their quest to uncover our distant past, archaeologists have discovered and cataloged many hundreds of Neanderthal remains. These finds include infants, children and adults. Scientists have more data on this early human ancestor than any other, and the findings lead experts to believe that Neanderthals had an average life expectancy of 30 years. Fewer ...

Tribute to : Carl Woese, the scientist who proposed : Plant and Animal Kingdoms

Tribute to : Carl Woese, the scientist who proposed : Plant and Animal Kingdoms
It is often difficult to convince scientists of something revolutionary. Carl Woese was no exception. People dismissed his concepts as crazy. But today, every introductory text book on biology starts with the introduction to kingdoms of life as proposed by Whittaker followed by the three domain classification proposed by Carl Woese. Most of the genomics ...

Tribute to : Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards, The father of Engineered babies

Tribute to : Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards, The father of Engineered babies
The pleasure of holding a new-born baby is a self-experiencing gratification that every married couple looks forward to. In fact, the joy is experienced ever since the time the baby starts growing and developing within the mother’s womb. But what about married couples who remain childless for years, sometimes forever? When tests after tests and ...

Visit : Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand

Visit : Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand
The Corbett National Park is a primal jungle made famous by the adventurous exploits of Jim Corbett—a hunter who later turned into an ardent conservationist. Till 1820, it was the private property of local rulers before being taken over by the British Raj. The British rulers mercilessly felled the forests for timber. In 1858, a ...