Alert! : Will India #BAN #Ajinomoto?

This will reveal the pathetic state of ‪#‎Indian‬ ‪#‎Food‬ ‪#‎Safety‬. Will India ban Ajinomoto now? ‪#‎Maggi‬ row has made everyone talk about MSG aka Monosodium Glutamate. But we people are so unaware / lethargic to be frank. This MSG is also called as Ajinomoto. Which is widely used across India in most of the foods…

Know : List of Countries using Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power stations operate in 31 countries. Of the thirty countries in which nuclear power plants operate, only France, Belgium, Hungary and Slovakia use them as the primary source of electricity, although many other countries have a significant nuclear power generation capacity. According to the World Nuclear Association, a nuclear power advocacy group, over 45 countries are…

Eco Preservation : The Spotted Lake, Kliluk

Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in the eastern Similkameen Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Spotted Lake is richly concentrated with various minerals. It contains dense deposits of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphates. It also contains high concentrations of eight other minerals and lower amounts of silver and titanium. Most of…

Documentary : World’s Strongest Materials

Materials science, also commonly known as materials engineering, is an interdisciplinary field applying the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. This relatively new scientific field investigates the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties. It incorporates elements of applied physics and chemistry. With…

Documentary : History of the World in 2 hours

Must Watch : A fascinating documentary about the world’s history, throws some light on our “Human- Pride!” Imagine compressing 14 billion years of history down to just 14 years and on the scale the earth would have existed only for the past five years. So that’s about a third of the history of the universe…

Know : Amber – Fossil Beauty

Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. There are five classes of amber, defined on…

Know : What Colour is Lava? Blue!

Yes! This volcano in Kawah Ijen has some spectacular blue lava by night, but shows red during the day. It is the sulfur inside the volcano that causes the change in color. What turns the waters of the largest acidic crater lake in the world, gives its beautiful turquoise color. The same acidic gases burns a bright blue…

Know : Tests to Find Adulterated Milk!

Well, we have earlier posted about the adulteration in milk and how they use shampoo to make Milk! Here we found some tests to identify the adulterated milk. Though they seem a little chemistry lab friendly tests, we are sharing it anyhow.  However here are a few easy tests you can do at home: Milk slip…

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based. The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in…

Know : List of Vitamins, Discovered Year and food sources

Year of discovery Vitamin Food source 1910 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Rice bran 1913 Vitamin A (Retinol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) Citrus, most fresh foods 1920 Vitamin D (Calciferol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Meat, dairy products, eggs 1922 (Vitamin E) (Tocopherol) Wheat germ oil, unrefined vegetable oils 1926 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamins) Liver, eggs, animal products 1929…

Can You Walk on Water? : Just shared for fun :)

Can you walk on Water? Yes you can, just you need some Oobleck 🙂 ” What bleck? ” Let’s see Oobleck is a classic science experiment that’s perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. If you haven’t seen it in action it’s very fascinating stuff and before too long you’ll have your hands covered with…

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Share anything you read, you liked, you want the world to know about. Ask anything you want to know about.  “Education is Everything” – you might see this as our tag line, not just as words. We Propel Steps get all the inspiration from that strong belief. Through education, we can bring many positive changes.…

Know : A Few Facts about Sugar : Sources & Types

Sugar is the generalized name for a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances, most of which are used as food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources.   Chemically-different substances may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for…