Category archives: Science & Technology

Easiest Way To Learn Mensuration Formulas

Mensuration is a very important and high weightage chapter for the class 12 board exam, JEE, IBPS PO exams, and other competitive exams. Therefore, every student must know the entire list of mensuration formulas along with their derivations by heart and should also be able to solve questions rapidly. Mensuration is a branch of mathematics, which mainly deals with measurement of length, perimeter, area, and volume of various parameters of […]

Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou from US and Donna Strickland from Canada awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna […]

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in medical journal BMJ Open. Worldwide, about seven percent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40 percent above […]

6 Harmful Effects Of Cellphones That You Should Be Mindful Of

An increasing dependence on smartphones leads to the fear of missing out and the need to constantly stay connected. This causes stress and anxiety. Prolonged use of your phone can cause depression, lower your concentration, and hamper your academic performance. It also hampers your vision, worsens your posture, and disrupt sleep. We live in a world full of people who are, more often than not, glued to their cell phones. […]

Experts reveal how you can tackle insomnia

Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits. People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise. Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits and figure out why they’re not sleeping well, the […]

New technique allows scientists to see how brain cells 'talk'

In a new technique, scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk – to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid colour. The new lab technique is set to provide long-needed answers about the brain and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and depression. Those answers will facilitate new and vastly improved treatments for conditions that have largely resisted scientists’ efforts to understand them. Researcher J. Julius […]

Depression in children, it can affect their social skills and academics

Turns out, children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without symptoms, a new study reveals. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Missouri. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reported that as many as 2 to 3% of children ages […]

Artificial Intelligence to seep further into everyday life at IFA

Electronics manufacturers are betting on artificial intelligence weaving itself ever more tightly into our relationships with their products on show at this year’s IFA, the sector’s annual Berlin trade fair. From Friday, “new releases in the artificial intelligence niche will be the ones everyone is talking about” at the industry event in the German capital, predicted Gartner analyst Annette Zimmermann. South Korean giant Samsung, through a new connected speaker, Home […]

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

Toxic air takes a massive toll on respiratory organs but a new study has found that it could also lead to chronic kidney diseases. According to a study, conducted by University of Michigan, harmful particles in the air can have a detrimental impact on how the kidney functions. It claims that the ill-effects could be on the lines of smoking. “Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can […]

Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon

Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India 10 years ago, NASA said on Tuesday. With enough ice sitting at the surface — within the top few millimetres — water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon, and potentially […]