August 21, 2014
Ashoke Sen, String Theory expert from Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is one of the three recipients of the Dirac Medal awarded by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)...
June 2, 2014
Scientists have used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory to investigate one of the most energetic events i...
May 21, 2014
Fly in vehicle
A fly in mid-air in the front side of a moving vehicle should come back to the rear side. But the fly remains in the same location in the air. How?
March 11, 2014
Henri Becquerel discovered that uranium gives off invisible rays that affected photographic film in 1896. The Curies built upon his work, named the phenomenon radioactivity and were also able to d...
March 1, 2014
Tucked away in a suburban part of this hill station, the normally silent Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC), a part of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), came alive on Friday with thousa...
January 11, 2014
It will serve as R&D centre for India-based Neutrino Observatory »
October 12, 2013
At a conference in Kolkata in September 2012, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), said, “I always spell boson with a capital letter.” He w...
September 30, 2013
Léon Foucault was born on September 18, 1819. His 194th birth anniversary is a good time to take a look at his discovery, the Foucault pendulum used to determine Earth’s rotation.
August 8, 2013
Astronomers have been searching for a mysterious substance called “dark matter” since the 1930s. Most scientists still believe it exists, despite many fruitless decades. Now we propose a n...
July 30, 2013
Einstein was right! Physicist Albert Einstein’s assertion that there’s an ultimate speed limit, the speed of light, has passed another test.
The theory has withstood countless tests over...
June 30, 2014
When Ernest Lawrence got his PhD is Physics, he decided to tackle the problem of bombarding the atom’s nucleus. Read about what happened next on ‘An Eye for an I’.
May 27, 2014
The system is for a better understanding of the motion of Indian plate in Ongole, which comes under seismic zone III
May 21, 2014
The title begs the question – did older ways to turn light into matter exist? Well, that is exactly what photo-electric effect does! So what’s new here is that we are talking about using direct, pa...
March 10, 2014
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in ai...
February 26, 2014
Chinese scientists plan to build a faster electron-positron collider to speed up the exploration of the Higgs boson, a particle that explains the existence of mass and holds the key to understandi...
November 13, 2013
Interview with Professor Shiraz Naval Minwalla
October 8, 2013
The Nobel Prize for physics in 2013 has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, a Briton and a Belgian, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our underst...
September 25, 2013
The Van Allen radiation belts were discovered in 1958. They are gigantic donut-shaped belts of accelerated particles strung along the Earth’s magnetic field at 1,000-50,000 km above the surface. T...
August 4, 2013
“Some science theorists believe that the end of science is nearing. However, I personally feel that such fears are unfounded as physics is alive and kicking on all the frontiers — the large, the s...
July 29, 2013
Karuppiah lives in a village called Kilakudiiruppu in Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu. He is a student of Selva Vinayagar High School in Kothamangalam and is in Std IX. Every day he cycles to school...