Science & Technology

Concentrated Solar Power Plant- Principle, Advantages & Disadvantages

 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies use mirrors to concentrate (focus) the sun’s light energy and convert it into heat to create steam to drive a turbine that generates electrical power. The plants consist of two parts: one that collects solar energy and converts it to heat, and another that converts the heat energy to electricity. …

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Quantum Computing - Basics

Quantum Computing – Our demand for processing power continues to increase as more people connect to the internet and the integration of computing into our lives increases. Moore’s law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years- postulated by Moore( Co founder of Intel Corp.) There …

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Zika Virus - Terminology, Spread and Impact

Spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. The infection, known as Zika fever, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a mild form of dengue fever. As of April 2016 sexual transmission of Zika has been documented in six countries – …

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Accessible India Campaign/ Sugamya Bharat Abhiyaan

Objective: To make 50 percent of all government buildings in the national capital and all state capitals “fully accessible” for the disabled by July 2018. Goal: To enable persons with disabilities to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development, independent living and participation in all aspects of life in an inclusive society- with a focus …

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Chandra X-ray Observatory

Chandra X-ray Observatory(Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)): Launched by NASA on July 23, 1999. Specialist in X-Ray Astronomy. Still in orbit as on date -2015. Chandra is one of the Great Observatories, along with the Hubble Space Telescope, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (1991–2000), and the Spitzer Space Telescope(Infrared Space Observatory- NASA). The telescope is named …

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SpaceX  - New Era of Space Exploration

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company with its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, USA. It was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. …

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