Environment

Thousands Flee as Mount Sinabung Sputters Ashes and Rocks

June 18, 2015 / No Comments

Thousands of Indonesians have been forced to leave areas around Mt Sinabung following the red alert sounded by the government. Mount Sinabung, which has been active since 2010, has now caused more than ten thousand residents to flee from the island, with more than 1200 locals leaving their homes on Monday. The Volcano, situated in the island of Sumatra, was raised ...

2014 declared as the hottest year on record

January 17, 2015 / No Comments

The year 2014 has been declared as the hottest year on record by two United States Government Agencies on Friday. In a joint announcement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the officials confirmed that last year's global temperature rose to the highest level since modern measurements began. As per climate records, nine ...

Biggest Parrot-Beak Dinosaur Fossil Excavated From Siberia

November 17, 2014 / No Comments

‘Psittacosaurus sibiricus’ also known as Parrot beaked dinosaur is widely considered as the most species-rich dinosaur genus which ruled the earth millions of years ago. The recent excavations which happened near the village of Shestakovo in Kemerovo region in western Siberia unearthed the fragments of the biggest known parrot beaked dinosaur. Large scale excavations are going on in and around Shestakovo for ...

A Solar Storm is heading towards Earth

September 15, 2014 / No Comments

As per some reports from US, a strong solar flare was launched off the sun on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 afternoon and is making its speedy movement towards the Earth. These emissions might disturb the Earth’s power grid mechanism causing some fluctuations in satellites and radio transmissions on September 12 and 13, 2014. Even though the flare is detected to be of Class ...

Ganga River restoration Plans: Supreme Court says centre needs 200 years

September 5, 2014 / 1 Comment

Taking a sharp call at the Centre, the Supreme Court of India, on September 3, 2014, said that the current plan for cleaning river Ranga may take 200 years. Despite all the allocation of funds and other details that have been revealed by the Centre, SC was quick to point on the flaws and has asked the government to present a ...

Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds

July 22, 2014 / No Comments

Active wind farms in Germany and UK are being rendered by seals for hunting grounds for food. This act has shocked the scientists who saw the same via satellite trackings in the area. ive areas. A research in the journal Current Biology showed that seals encountered a series of pipelines making multiple trips in a day. Far away from the coasts of ...

Vantablack – the darkest material absorbs only 0.035% light

July 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

Vantablack is the darkest material made by the British Company Surrey NanoSystems. It is made of nanohair, which is 1000 times thinner than human hair and are packed so closely that it prevents light to enter. It is so dark that nothing can be as dark as it is. The Vantablack has a number of applications. It is used in astronomical cameras, ...

Cleaning Up The Ganga: A Task Too Herculean To Finish?

June 8, 2014 / No Comments

The Ganga is dubbed as the most sacred of all rivers on the planet. It is not too hard t understand why. If divinity is all about providing man with sustenance and resources and a livelihood to survive, then few on the planet ever match to the Ganges. Flowing across 2,525 kilometers, it touches the lives of over 500 million people ...

Poetic Justice: Giant Nanotech Poster In UK Cleanses The Air With Poetry!

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

Put together an innovative scientist who cares for the planet’s well being and an award-winning poet and what do you get? Apparently a giant poster with a poem that promises to clean up the air in more ways than one! Renowned writer Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan came together to ...

NASA Reveals the Unstoppable Rate At Which Antarctica Is Melting!

May 13, 2014 / 1 Comment

Most of the doomsday predictions across the globe involve the oceans finally taking over land and if NASA’s latest reports are indeed true, that day may not be far off! A NASA study looking at 40 years of ground, airplane and satellite data shows that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a rate that is far above the normal ...