[Science] Stem Cell Research, Controversy, Noble Prize 2012

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This is a guest post by Mr.Manikandan Soundararajan Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine (2012): What are Stem cells? Where are Stem cells found? What are the application of Stem cells? Organ transplant and stem cells Controversy surrounding stem cells: Stem Cell research in USA Stem Cell : Pro and Anti Arguments Birth to Death- Not only you, your cell also grows: …

[Science] Answerkey for Mock Questions set by Tushar (Science & Tech Portion only)

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Few days, I had uploaded the Mock Questions for GS Paper II framed by Tushar. (Click ME) He has provided the answerkeykey for mock questions for “Science & Tech” portion of that question paper. Here it goes, Modified Embaraer EMB 145I aircraft. Accelerated Technology Assessment and Commercialization (ATAC) Project Ahaar / BASIX-AAHAR HuGaMMA Report. MCA-21. London Declaration  on Neglected Tropical …

[Science] Nirbhay, NAG, NAMICA, Helina, LAHAT, Tropex-2012, RISAT, SPOT-6, Project, Glass and Glivec

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Some more Important Science and Tech topics for General Studies. Nirbhay NAG NAMICA Helina LAHAT Tropex-2012 Shoor Veer National Large Solar Telescope (NLST) RISAT 1 ISRO’s 100th mission Project Glass Glivec Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay is India’s equivalent of Tomahawk, a long-range, sub-sonic cruise missile, developed by the U.S. developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will travel …

[Revision] The Hindu science & Tech (May-Aug 2012) for GS (Mains) 2 Markers

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Introduction This article is  for General Studies 2 or 5 markers in UPSC Mains Examination (and some for MCQs in CSAT, SSC, IBPS etc exams) Earlier I had provided the revision notes for The Hindu Science & Tech (upto April 2012). Click on following links if you haven’t seen them already: [Revision] Science-Tech Highlight from The Hindu 2011 A to …

[Science] Mobile Tower Radiation and Steps taken by Government

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What is Mobile tower radiation Why is it in news? Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on EMF Radiation. Timeline ICNIRP guidelines What is SAR? How and why does Mobile Radiation affect humans? Animals and Mobile Radiation? Steps taken by Environment Ministry What is Mobile tower radiation Mobile phone towers hold antennas and other communications equipment. They flood the area for miles around …

[Science] Cloud Computing: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages

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What is Cloud Computing? Definition of Cloud Computing Advantages & limitations of Cloud Computing What is Cloud Computing? Situation 1 I am looking for a house. My first constraint, being a middle class man, obviously is money. The House owner here is ready to give his house on rent to me. But demands more than my budget. And this is …

[Science] Higgs Boson Particle, CERN : Meaning, significance

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What is Standard model? What is Higgs Boson particle? Big Bang and universe Formation What is CERN? How do they find God particle? Why waste money on a stupid experiment? Who is Bose? What is Standard model? The standard model is a theory of Particle Physics. It says all the material around us is made up of 12 matter particle …

[Energy] Thorium Mining vs. Policy on Exploitation of Beach Sand Minerals

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What is Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)? What is the Policy on Exploitation of Beach Sand Minerals? What is (DAE)? Department of Atomic Energy An independent Department directly under the Prime Minister. Mind it: This dept doesn’t fall under any other ministry such as Ministry of Power, or Ministry of Science and Technology – this is an important fact for …

[Science] Thalassaemia,Hemophilia,Leukemia & the Basics of Blood

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What is bone marrow? Why is bone marrow important? What do red blood cells (RBC) do? Why do red blood cells have red colour? What is anemia? What is Thalassaemia? How does a person get thalassaemia? Treatment Of Thalassaemia What is Sickle cell anaemia? What do white blood cells (WBC) do? What is leukemia (blood cancer)? What is platelet? What …

[Revision] Science-Tech Highlight from The Hindu 2011 OtoZ (Part III, The End)

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Part I, Part II were released earlier. This part III, is the last part about highlights of The Hindu S&T Jan 2011 to Dec 2011. Emu Plastic bottle China space program 3D glasses Malaria drug resistance India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) Empty mug Heat of Earth’s crust RTIS Food heating Gecko robot Sky color Snake movement ISRO Twinkling stars …

[Revision] Science-Tech Highlight from The Hindu 2011 G to N (Part II)

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Click Me if you didnot see Part I. Now continuing from where I had left… Gagan Nasa’s glory spacecraft Graphene Heartbeats Robot Bee colony Supercomputer Stem cell Earthquakes Power project Microwave CRT monitor flickering Moon ownership Nanotech for water filtering NICRA Ndm-1   Gagan GPS aided geo augmented navigation’ (gagan), a joint effort by the indian space research organisation and …

[Revision] Science-Tech Highlights from The Hindu 2011 AF

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Note: This is very brief revision note for S&T portion of CSAT GS Paper I. I’m running out of time so the content is not properly classified and sentences are incomplete. Message to those feeling extremely stressed for 20th May :  Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just brave five minutes longer. Carburettor Biodiversity Muscle Artic vs …