Physical sciences: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Fundamental Physics Prize to Nine physicists

Fundamental Physics Prize has been given to Nine Physicist from across the globe. The prizes were given to the physicists for their outstanding contribution to the field of fundamental physics. Winners: · Prof. Ashoke Sen · N J Nima · Arkani-Hamed · Juan Maldacena · Nathan Seiberg · Edward Witten · Andrei Linde · Alexei ..

Solar flare reaches earth caused no damage

Earth recently embraced a power solar storm in last 5 years but caused no damage. What are Solar flares? A solar flare or solar storm is a abrupt brightening observed over the Sun’s surface or the solar limb, which is understood as a huge energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy ..

CERN physicists discover the GOD Particle

In the field of Physics a quantum jump was made as the scientists at the Switzerland’s CERN research centre near Geneva discovered a sub-atomic particle ‘Higgs boson’, prevalently known as the “God particle”, conceived to be an essential building block that contributed to the shaping of the universe. A declaration to this effect was made ..

Indian Scientist Rao Papineni gets US Patent for Cancer Treatment

In a breakthrough innovation Rao Papineni, the nanotechnology scientist, in collaboration with his colleagues invented a cancer treatment system in which a nano-particle acts as a carrier of anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell, thus safeguarding the healthy cells around from the damage.  The patent is titled ‘High Capacity Non-Viral Vectors.’ ..

Iran, world powers unable to overcome impasse over Teheran’s nuclear programme

No breakthrough could be achieved in the Moscow round of talks between Iran and the 6 major world powers – the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, over Teheran’s nuclear programme. The negotiations concluded with a decision to organize a technical follow-up meeting in Istanbul on July 3, 2012. What is the stand of ..