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Aristotle can’t remain Ignorant!

Aristotle the great greek philosopher
The Greeks were a passionately curious lot. When Alexander the Great set off in 334 BC on the famous expedition that took him over the Hindukush into Tashkent and Kashmir, he was accompanied not only by navigators, guides and surveyors, but historians and philosophers as well.Alexander had been taught by the philosopher Aristotle, and we are told that he...

Places That Care

How many of us have ever given even a fleeting thought to the inconvenience faced by disabled people in the public spaces in our country?How many of us have seen them shopping or visiting theatres, cinema halls or places of worship, leave alone historical monuments? Perhaps, none.For the 'differently abled', it is not just disability that makes life tough but...

Why can’t the Sun melt Snow?

Why can’t the Sun melt Snow?
There are some things in nature that have a great capacity to toss back or reflect a great deal of the sun’s light that falls on them. One of them is snow. Newly formed snow reflects about 90 per cent of the sunlight that falls upon it. This means that the sun is powerless to melt clean snow. And...

What is Vetiver Grass?

The Amazing Vetiver Grass
If you ask someone what vetiver is, chances are that you might get a blank look. But mention the word khus, and most people will be all-smiles. For this grass have the sweetest and coolest fragrance that beat the summer heat. That is why for centuries Indians have had vetiver or khus mats and screens in their homes. A...

Rediscovering a Smoke-less Diwali

Think of Diwali and firecrackers start exploding in the mind - that is how strong the association of crackers is with the festival of lights.Legend has it that on Diwali, the sound of firecrackers resounds through the universe, announcing the homecoming of Lord Rama after a long period of exile. Another legend says that people began exploding crackers to...

Dancing to Glory

It was a children's dance-drama festival with a difference. At New Delhi's LTG Auditorium recently, a group of 'disabled' children left the audience spellbound with their natural, joyful performances. Some of the children could not hear, others could not see or had difficulty walking. And still others were grappling with mental challenges. But that was no dampener to their...

The Earth takes a Battering

Hoba meteorite near Tsumeb, Namibia
During its life span, our planet has suffered the impact of close to 30 small planets, up to 10 miles in diameter and travelling 60 times the speed of sound. Each such impact releases about a thousand times as much energy as would be released if all the nuclear powers exploded all their present weapon stocks.About 5,000 giant meteorities...

Dropping Trees from the Sky – Hydroseeding

Agricultural aircraft are used for hydroseeding. Here an an agricultural aircraft, sometimes called a spray plane or crop duster, applies chemicals to a field of crops.
Finally there is a simple solution to the growing problems of deforestation and the greenhouse effect - dropping millions of trees out of an aircraft.The idea may sound bizarre but it has come from The Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company, USA. The company has proposed to transform equipments installed in huge C-130 military transport planes for laying carpets of landmines...

Tree Rings tell many Tales

Scientists can use ‘dendrochronology’ or the study of tree time, to learn about past climates by studying the patterns of very old trees.
Examining ancient trees helps scientists get an amazing picture of Earth's life, for trees are a record of their life time. By looking closely at the rings of a tree, scientists can not only tell how old it is; they can also tell you that in one summer in 1453 and again in 1601, there were freak cold spells.Tree...

Is New York Burning?

Aerial view of skyscrapers at night around Times Square, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
In New York, people consume about 500 million kilowatt hours of energy per square kilometre every year. This is almost half of the total amount of solar energy (heat of the sun rays) falling on such an area in a year. So New Yorkers, in effect, live under a sun-and-a-half.In addition, paved areas, walls and the roofs of buildings...

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