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Water Treatment measure introduced in Tokyo

Tokyo which is hosting summer Olympics in 2020 has introduced water treatment measure to better deal with natural calamities like typhoons or squalls to keep the city safe. Preventing the Calamities The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has developed infrastructure such as levee protection, a pond to control the water level, tide embankment, watergate and so on. Disaster ..

Murray Gell-Mann, Jewish American physicist, passes away

Murray Gell-Mann (89), a Jewish American physicist who theorized the existence of the quark and won a Nobel Prize for his method of classifying particles, has passed away in New Mexico on May 24, 2019. He transformed physics by devising a method for sorting subatomic particles into simple groups of eight, based on electric charge, ..

Scientists at University of Edinburgh discovers chain-melted state of matter

The scientists at University of Edinburgh have discovered a new state of physical matter – which allows atoms to exist as both solid and liquid at the same time. Until now, atoms in physical matter were understood to exist typically in one of three states — solid, liquid or gas. An international team of physicists ..

Tata Steel wins ‘Global Slag Company of Year’ award

Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Aachen, Germany. It is one of the largest global annual slag events, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies. The award was presented to Tata Steel for its ..

Karnataka government declares 2019 as ‘Year of Water’

In Bangaluru, the Government of Karnataka has declared 2019 as the ‘Year of Water (or Jalavarsha)’ to emphasise the importance of water becoming a scarce commodity and the need to conserve it. The declaration will apply to all government departments. This initiative is expected to spread water literacy, focus on conservation, promotion of smart water ..

BEL launches Atmospheric Water Generator at Aero India 2019

At Aero India show 2019, Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has launched its new product “Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)” to meet the ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide. The AWG employs a novel technology to extract water from the humidity present in the atmosphere and purify it. It uses heat exchange for condensing ..

World Fisheries Day (WFD-2018)

The World Fisheries Day (WFD) is observed every year on 21st of November throughout the world by fishing communities. This day is celebrated through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. It helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, ..

Rydberg Polarons

An international team of physicists have successfully created a giant atom and filled it with ordinary atoms, creating a new state of matter termed Rydberg polarons. The atoms are held together by a weak bond. They are created at very cold temperatures. This weakly bound state of matter is an exciting new possibility of investigating ..