Land of Wilderness

Land of Wilderness

Here the temperature remains at freezing -40 degrees Celsius almost all year around! Unless it is summer where temperature hardly reaches 25 degrees Celsius! During winter the sun does not rise making it land of the midnight sun as it is dark round the Clock! In summers it is hardly dark as sun shines round the clock! Can you image which part of the planet it is? This is North West Territories, the largest Union Territory of Canada that spreads more than 1.3 Million Kilometer square. There is a tree…


Floating Solar Panel

Floating Solar Panel

Floating Solar Panels are an array of panels that float on water which is generally artificial basin or lake. As a part of renewable energy market and an alternate source of energy solar panels have gained tremendous popularity since 2016 and increased market share. These floating Solars do not take any land space but their space is limited in water bodies which are necessary for electric connections and grid connections. While USA has been the first to demonstrate floating solar panels with first installation about 10 years in California, Japan…


Deadly Polar Bear

Deadly Polar Bear

Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) is a hypercarnivourous bear whose native place primarily lies in Arctic comprising mainly Canada, Norway, Greenland, Russia & USA. One of the most iconic and well loved species in the world, these are under serious threat and WWF has been making attempts since 1972 to save this species from human hunting. Human hunting other than Ice Melting has been one of the major and biggest sources of killing Polar Bears. I will present some of the interesting facts that you may not know about Polar Bears….


What happened-You are now over 40

What happened-You are now over 40

I always thought I would never be old at least at heart. I generally never suffered from any chronic disease-Blood pressure, sugar, hyper tension etc. I walked a lot in the morning and evenings making no point in having any ailment. Though my eyes got irritated working all day on Laptop but I could not do anything. That is my bread and butter. That was my survival. I would go to the eye specialist who would give me eye drops to keep eyes moist. I would be fine in a…


Arguing with Wife

Arguing with Wife

Do you argue with wife? I always told my wife,” Check each piece before you cook anything or even wash anything in water.” She always replied, “You are too much. I know what to do. I have been cooking for years. Don’t teach me my dear husband.” The last words “my dear husband” always melted me making me quiet. It was Friday evening -the beginning of weekend. I came from office at about 8.30 and saw White Beans dipped in a large plastic glass. Anandi said, “See. I will prepare…


Missing

Missing

I knocked on the door but my wife did not open the door. I said, “Sorry, I will not flirt with any girl in future.” But she did not open the door. May be she knew that I would promise not to flirt but would find opportunity to do this again. The toy car suddenly came and stopped near my feet. I smiled and reversed the direction of the car towards my six year old daughter. She had the remote in her hands. She loved playing with cars. I always…


Sunfish bigger than a hot tube gets lost

Sunfish bigger than a hot tube gets lost

A very mysterious fish that should have been in southern hemisphere of earth and eluded scientists for decades has been found thousands of miles away in California. The fish is so mysterious that scientists call it “hoodwinker”. The 7 feet long fish is also the heaviest bony fish in the world. The fish normally found in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile was found for the first time on Santa beach in Santa Barbara County in California State on Feb 19, 2019 as per researchers in university of California,…


Robots invade Mars in the name of Research

Robots invade Mars in the name of Research

Moroccan desert near Morocco-Algeria Border served as a testing site for 3 rovers and about 40 engineers in the first phase of Strategic Research Cluster on Space Robotics which is a project funded by the European Union’ Horizon 2020 program. Engineers tested the rovers automated navigation systems in Sahara Desert spanning over 2 weeks in a project coordinated by PERASPERA, a partnership of space agencies from Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, Spain & UK. The tests represent the efforts of 4 years on the international R&D programme which is coordinated…


Can you survive only on Tea for 30 Years?

Can you survive only on Tea for 30 Years?

Can you survive on Tea for 30 years without eating any other thing? Yes, a lady from Chhattisghar has done this. Her name is Pilli Devi and is now 44 years old. She quit food when she was in the sixth grade. She went to participate in a district level tournament in Janakpur, Koriya district in North Eastern Part of Chhattisghar. When she returned she suddenly gave up food and drinking water. She initially took biscuits and bread with milk tea but gradually switched to black tea which she takes…


Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

One of the evolution’s biggest mistakes has been the enzyme that grabs hold of CO2 and adds it to a carbon chain, holds an oxygen molecule by mistake. This generates toxic molecules that plants have to expend energy to mop up. Initially it was not a major issue since there was little oxygen around. But subsequently it became a problem as oxygen levels rose and CO2 levels declined. The grabbing of oxygen by mistake called photorespiration now happens so often that it has reduced photosynthesis efficiency by 50%. But the…