Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tweeting and Mapping Power Cut in India: A New Initiative

Many Twitter users have come together to gather information about power cuts in India and make an infographic map. It aims to map the geographical spread of power cuts across the country. According to Shefaly Yogendra, a London-based investment consultant … Continue reading

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Varanasi: An Old City of India and an Enigma

The legend of the origin of ‘Banaras’ is narrated in the ‘Kashi Rahasya’ a work attributed to ‘Veda Vyas’, the compiler of the Vedas. It was founded at the request of seven ‘Rishia’ who approached Lord Vishnu and desired to … Continue reading

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Self Destruction of Massive Stars in Carina Nebula :Seen Fom The Eye of Chandra

This Chandra image shows the Carina Nebula, a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way, 7,500 light years from Earth. Chandra’s sharp X-ray vision has detected over 14,000 stars in this region, revealed a diffuse X-ray glow, … Continue reading

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Surprising Findings about Japan’s 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake

Magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and resulting tsunami struck off the northeast coast of Japan on March 11  caused widespread destruction and death. Using observations from a dense regional geodetic network (allowing measurements of earth movement to be gathered from GPS … Continue reading

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