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Difference between Metals and Nonmetals

Difference Between Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids

October 25, 2019

Elements which are present to the left of the periodic table are said as metals, though elements which are present to the far right of the periodic table are called as nonmetals. Semimetals or Metalloids are present just to the right of metals and possess properties of metals as well as nonmetals. Hydrogen (H) element is an exception, which is the first element of the periodic table and at normal temperature and pressure hydrogen shows the properties of a nonmetal. Here, we will learn about …

Alkaline and alkali metals

Differences Between Alkali and Alkaline- Winspire Magazine.

October 25, 2019

Alkaline and alkali earth metals are basic elements, and the compounds which they form are also basic compounds. When added to water, the solutions shows pH values higher than pH 7. These compounds are used for various purposes, such as reducing or neutralizing the acidity of a medium. alkaline earth metals are group 2 of the periodic tables, whereas alkali metals are in group 2. The major difference between alkaline and alkali is that alkaline earth metals have two valence …

Cell: Fundamental Unit of Life.

Cell: Fundamental Unit of Life- Winspire Magazine

October 25, 2019

We know that cell is a fundamental unit of life. In this article, we will learn about what is a cell, types of cells and its nature and functions. So, let’s get into the article. What is a cell? Cell, in biology, is the basic membrane-bound unit which contains the fundamental molecules of life, of which all the living organisms are composed. One single cell is a complete organism by itself, for example, bacterium or yeast. Other cells acquire some …

Opportunity cost

Opportunity Cost- Winspire Magazine

October 25, 2019

Not-so-spoilt for Choice!  Here’s a sentence you already have or will definitely hear in the future from your economics teacher: “Opportunity Cost is the Opportunity Lost” In more comprehensive terms, this means that whatever choice we make, comes at the price of the other choices available to us. Suppose you go to the market with 100 rupees to buy newly-launched chocolate. At the shop, you realize that you can either buy 10 candies worth five-rupees each or buy one chocolate …

How do we see different colours and identify them?

How Do We See and identify Color?- Winspire magazine

October 25, 2019

An introduction to colour and the human eye. The human eye and brain translate light into colour. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of colour. Newton observed that colour is not inherent in objects. Instead, the surface of an object reflects some colours and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colours. Thus, red is not “in” an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we …

Types of cells

Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic: Two Types of Biological Cells

October 24, 2019

Two Basic Types of Cells 1.Prokaryotic cells: Prokaryotic cells are evolutionarily ancient. They were here first and for billions of years were the only form of life. Today most life is prokaryotic, and these cells are supremely successful. All bacteria and bacteria-like Archaea are prokaryotic organisms. 2. Eukaryotic cells: Eukaryotes can be single-celled or multi-cellular organisms. Eukaryotic cells are more complex, having evolved from a prokaryote-like predecessor. Most of the living things that we are typically familiar with are composed …

Difference between Heat and Temperature

Difference Between Heat and Temperature

October 24, 2019

The concept of temperature and heat are studied together in science, which is somewhat related but not alike. The terms are very common, due to their extensive usage in our day to day life. There exists a fine line which demarcates heat from temperature, in the sense that heat is thought of, as a form of energy, but the temperature is a measure of energy. The fundamental difference between heat and temperature is slight but significant, heat is the overall …

Japanese Secret to Lead a Long and Happy Life: ikigai

June 27, 2019

In Japan, millions of people believe in ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy)— a reason to move out of bed every morning. Ikigai has its origins in the Japanese island of Okinawa, which is said to be home to the largest population of someone who is more than 100 years old, in the world. The concept of ikigai is not exclusive to Okinawans: “there might not be a word for it but in all four blue zones such as Sardinia and the Nicoya Peninsula, the same …

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