Cryo-electron Microscopy

The Cryo-electron Microscopy Grabs the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

In the world of science, the Nobel Prize is considered to be the highest mark of respect. This year the prestigious Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to three renowned scientists jointly for their remarkable contribution to the subject. The awardees, Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Joachim Frank of Columbia University (USA), and Richard Henderson of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology … Continue reading The Cryo-electron Microscopy Grabs the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Molecules in Space

Molecules in Space

The Universe that we live in is a complex web that unravels itself through various interactions. Electromagnetic waves are the carriers of signals from farthest corners of the Universe to the Earth where these are decoded using modern equipment, viz. Telescopes, etc. Before the development of advanced instrumentation, Astronomers in the ancient times used to observe with the naked eyes. Objects like stars, constellations, and … Continue reading Molecules in Space

View of one hour's greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012 the world was emitting greenhouse gases at a rate of 4.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent an hour. That much carbon dioxide gas would fill a sphere 1,656 metres across - a bit more than a mile | © Pixabay (Carbon Visuals)

A Scientific Overview on CO2 Separation

Global warming is a topic of widespread public concern nowadays. Industrial development over past hundred years has led to a huge increase in fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which causes increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration. A survey report portrays that between the year 2004 – 2011, global CO2 emissions were contributed by energy uses (26%), power plant (55%), transportation (23%) and industry (19%). This … Continue reading A Scientific Overview on CO2 Separation

Solar Cell

Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell: Next Generation Photovoltaics

Energy is one of the essential and crucial requirements in our day-to-day life. Coal, gas, fossil oils are only the naturally occurring energy sources. However, with increasing demand on energy there will be an energy crisis in near future, in fact, the chaos has already started. Developing countries, like India, whose population is increasing irresistibly, are going to affect more. Thus, researchers are already started to … Continue reading Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell: Next Generation Photovoltaics

Nanomotors in nature, the tail of a bacterium. © BBC

Self-Propelled Nanomotor

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa This inspirational quote sometimes can be related to the scientific world as well. The world is evolving with new exploration day by day and transform itself from micro to nano regime and scientists were having faith in these small things. Nanotechnology has become a very exciting for research … Continue reading Self-Propelled Nanomotor

Oil Drilling and its Adverse Effects – A case study on Assam

Among the natural resources that are in the womb of Mother Nature crude oil is the most important mineral that is being used by all the nations of the world. It is not a single chemical but a collection of hundred of widely different variety of chemicals. It is such a mineral that the modern human civilization of the earth cannot dream off a single … Continue reading Oil Drilling and its Adverse Effects – A case study on Assam