Monthly Archives: April 2014

Nugget of Knowledge: The science of swing delivery

Its the IPL season and I am pretty sure you guys are enjoying the matches. However, there is always room for jello! Well, if not jello, then there is always room for some Science! 😉 Getting off the IPL mood lets look at some 2005 Ashes footage. This was one of my childhood curiosities! Why […]

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Nugget of Knowledge – Differential Drive in Automobiles

I am pretty sure we all know how trucks look like. They look something like this – My childhood curiosity was this – All vehicles had them and it looked so out of place. I wondered what it did. I was sure it was part of the transmission and helped in driving the rear wheels […]

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How ASTRONAUTS use a WashCloth in ISS(International Space Station) !!

Ever wondered how astronauts (who live hundreds of miles above Earth and float in weightlessness due to absence of gravity) work around with water in Space Stations ?? That’s precisely what the student winners of a Canadian Space Agency contest wanted to know, and they turned to astronaut Chris Hadfield to find out the answer. Hadfield, who is […]

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Nugget of Knowledge : Cloaking paint

How cool would it be if you could just paint yourself and become invisible? Reminds me of one of the Tom and Jerry episodes! 😉 University of Michigan has developed a cloaking paint that can do just that. Here is a video: Awesome, right? 😉 What this paint does is that it creates a layer above […]

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ISRO PSLV-C24 / IRNSS-1B Mission

Its a proud day for India as we launch PSLV-C24 / IRNSS-1B into space today. Complex term as it might seem, let me break it down for you! PSLV is the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle that will be used to carry the satellite into space. It looks something like this:     C-24 tells us […]

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