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The Physics of Running explained – PhysicsWorld Video

The Physics World explains the Physics of running through this simple narrative video.

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Nanotechnology in Ancient India (!)

Did you know that the Ancient Indian Acharyas applied Nanotechnology too!

 

Concept of reduction in particle size of metals is explained as well as practiced from the time of Charaka. The methods are explained in Charaka Samhita (1500 BC)

The different Bhasmas prepared in Ayurveda are actually utilizing the applications of nanosized metals like iron, calcium, zinc, gold etc. Bhasmas are biologically produced nanoparticles.

Nanoparticles are produced industrially now in big amounts for various purposes including medicine. But the ancient technology which provided an economical way of creating nanosized particles used for curing various ailments are really commendable.

Read more at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/10656/1/JSIR%2069(12)%20901-905.pdf

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Nanotechnology in Ancient India (!)

Did you know that the Ancient Indian Acharyas applied Nanotechnology too!

 

Concept of reduction in particle size of metals is explained as well as practiced from the time of Charaka. The methods are explained in Charaka Samhita (1500 BC)

The different Bhasmas prepared in Ayurveda are actually utilizing the applications of nanosized metals like iron, calcium, zinc, gold etc. Bhasmas are biologically produced nanoparticles.

Nanoparticles are produced industrially now in big amounts for various purposes including medicine. But the ancient technology which provided an economical way of creating nanosized particles used for curing various ailments are really commendable.

Read more at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/10656/1/JSIR%2069(12)%20901-905.pdf

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Cyclotron Animation

A cyclotron is device by which positively charged particle can be accelerated and the desired nuclear reaction can be brought about.

Principle

A positively charged particle can be accelerated to high energy with the help of an oscillating electric field, by making it cross the same electric field time and again with the use of a strong magnetic field.

Construction

It consists of two dees or D-shaped metal chambers D1 and D2. The dees are separated by a small distance. The two dees are perpendicular to their plane. P is the position where the ion source is placed.

The dees are maintained to a potential difference whose polarity alternates with the same frequency as the circular motion of the particles. The dees are closed in a steel box placed between the poles of a strong electromagnet. The magnetic field is perpendicular to the plane of the dees.

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Light Glossary

additive color
A primary light color—red, blue, or green; these three colors produce white light when
added together.
angle of incidence
The angle between a wave striking a barrier and the line perpendicular to the surface.
angle of reflection
The angle between a reflected wave and the normal to the barrier from which it is reflected.
angstrom
An angstrom is 1/100,000,000 of a centimeter.
concave lens
A lens that is thinner in the middle than at the edges; used to correct nearsightedness.
convex lens
A lens that is thicker in the middle than at the edges; used to correct farsightedness.
diffraction grating
A piece of transparent or reflecting material, which contains many thousands of parallel
lines per centimeter; used to produce a light spectrum by diffraction.
electromagnetic wave
A wave that does not have to travel through matter in order to transfer energy.
electromagnetic spectrum
Transverse radiant energy waves, ranging from low frequency to very high frequency,
which can travel at the speed of light.
element
A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary means.
equalateral triangle
A triangle with three equal angles of 60 degrees and sides of equal length.
filter
A screen that allows only certain colors to pass through it; a transparent material that
separates colors of light.
focal length
The distance between the principal focus of a lens or mirror and its optical center.

focal point/focus
The point that all light rays from a mirror or lens pass through.
frequency
The number of waves that pass a point in a given unit of time.
gamma ray
High-energy wave of high frequency and with a wavelength shorter than an x ray; released
in a nuclear reaction.
image
The reproduction of an object formed with lenses or mirrors.
in phase
When two or more light rays overlap exactly at the crest and the trough, they are said to be
“in phase.”
index of refraction
The amount that light is refracted when it enters a substance; given as the ratio of speed
of light in a vacuum to its speed in a given substance.
infrared radiation
Invisible radiation with a longer wavelength than red light and next to red light in the
electromagnetic spectrum; used in heat lamps, to detect heat loss from buildings, and to
detect certain tumors.
interference
The addition by crossing wave patterns of a loss of energy in certain areas and reinforcement
of energy in other areas.
kaleidoscope
A toy in which reflections from mirrors make patterns. It was invented in 1819
by David Brewster.
laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)
A device that produces a highly concentrated, powerful beam of light which is all one
frequency or color and travels only in one direction.
law of reflection
Angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
lens
A curved, transparent object; usually made of glass or clear plastic and used to direct light.

 

light
Light is a form of energy, traveling through the universe in waves. The wavelengths of visible
light range from less than 4,000 angstroms to more than 7,000 angstroms.
normal
A line perpendicular to a surface.
opaque
Not transparent; no light passes through the material.
optical axis
The line straight out from the center of a parabolic mirror; straight line through the center of
a lens.
optical fiber
A thin strand of glass that transmits light down its length.
optical telescope
A tube with magnifying lenses or mirrors that collect, transmit, and focus light.
out of phase
When the crest of one wave overlaps the trough of another they are said to be “out of phase.”
parabola
A curved line representing the path of a projectile; the shape of the surface of a
parabolic mirror.
parabolic mirror
A curved mirror.
pigment
A material that absorbs certain colors of light and reflects other colors.
plane mirror
A mirror with a flat surface.
polarized light
Light in which all waves are vibrating in a single plane.
prism
A transparent material with two or more straight faces at an angle to each other.
real image
An image that can be projected onto a screen; formed by a parabolic mirror or convex lens.

 

reflection
The light or image you see when light bounces off a surface; bouncing a wave or ray off a surface.
reflecting telescope
A telescope in which magnification is produced by a parabolic mirror.
refraction
Bending of a wave or light ray caused by a change in speed as it passes at an angle from one
substance into another.
scattering
The spreading out of light by intersecting objects, whose size is near the wavelength.
spherical
Surface of a lens or mirror that is part of a sphere.
subtractive color
One of the three pure pigment colors—magenta, yellow, cyan; these pigment colors produce
black when mixed.
translucent
Semitransparent; a material that admits some light.
transparent
See-through; light can go through.
true image
A true image is the way other people see us. It is the opposite of the image that is seen in a
mirror.
ultraviolet radiation
Radiation that has a shorter wavelength than visible light; next to violet light in the
electromagnetic spectrum.
virtual image
An image formed by a mirror or lens that cannot be projected onto a surface.
visible light spectrum
Band of visible colors produced by a prism when white light is passed through it.
wavelength
The total linear length of one wave crest and trough.
x ray
Invisible electromagnetic radiation of great penetrating power.

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A change in view point !

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