Chemistry

  • On Dorothy Hodgkin's 104th birthday Google doodles the structure of penicillin May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a doodle displaying the chemical structure of penicillin on its home page to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin. English chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (nee Dorothy Mary Crowfoot) won the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy...
  • Research is harder than cricket, says CNR Rao November 16, 2013

    Bangalore: Professor CNR Rao, who was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, on Sunday expressed his happiness on being conferred the award. The 80yearold scientist said that he was happy as the country has finally recognised his work after a decade. Speaking to CNNIBN, Rao said: "I have worked very hard...
  • Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win 2013 Chemistry Nobel Prize October 9, 2013

    Stockholm: Three US scientists won the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations for development of computers to understand complex chemical processes from the purification of exhaust fumes to photosynthesis. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement, when awarding the prize of 8 million...
  • Films must be worth the money spent: Vachaspati January 3, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu director Vachaspati feels movies should be made with the objective of giving value to every penny spent by the audience. "Films are made for several reasons but the most important of it all has to be to make every penny of the audience worth it. If someone is ready...
  • India's top Chemistry expert creates magic with gels January 1, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Gardening is Dr Ajayaghosh's hobby, a getaway when he is not doing what he's best at which is working with molecules. The lab at CSIR has been Dr Ajayaghosh's passion, and today after years of rigorous research he on the verge of a breakthrough. "This is CSIR NIST, one...
  • Robert Lefkowitz, Brian Kobilka win Chemistry Nobel October 10, 2012

    Stockholm: Two American scientists won the 2012 Nobel Prize for chemistry for groundbreaking work on a key family of receptors which enable cells to sense their environment, the prize committee said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement the 8 million crown ($1.2 million) prize went...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Chemistry July 3, 2012

    Paper I Atomic structure Quantum theory, Heisenberg's uncertainity principle, Schrodinger wave equation (time independent). Interpretation of wave function, particle in onedimensional box, quantum numbers, hydrogen atom wave functions. Shapes of s, p and d orbitals. Chemical bonding Ionic bond, characteristics of ionic compounds, factors affecting stability of ionic compounds, lattice energy, BornHaber cycle; covalent...
  • Israel's Daniel Shechtman gets Nobel in Chemistry October 5, 2011

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman of Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel "for the discovery of quasicrystals". In quasicrystals, we find the fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms: regular patterns...
  • 'Dirty Picture': EmraanVidya's unique chemistry September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Milan Luthria says he wanted a fiery chemistry between Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in 'Dirty Picture' and kept the duo apart before the shooting of the movie. "I think I played a bit of a game between Emraan and Vidya. I kept them apart for the longest time...
  • Indian gets Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship May 25, 2011

    Mumbai: A young Indian scientist has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship for his research in macromolecular chemistry, involving work on targeting cancer cells and in inflammation using ligands and hyperbranched polymers. Dr Jayant Khandare, who is currently working with Piramal Life Sciences Limited, has joined the...
  • Children quiz Nobel Prize winner Ramakrishnan January 12, 2011

    Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for 2009, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, interacted with children at the Indian Science Congress in Chennai. Here is an excerpt of the questionanswer session: Question: Did you want a Nobel Prize when you were a teenager? Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: Not in any serious way. Question: Why did you shift from physics to...
  • Cake cutting on the sets of 'Chemistry'! December 15, 2010

    Shreyas Talpade and Soha Ali Khan were shooting for debutant director Sai Kabir's film, Chemistry at Aalim Hakim's studio in Versova two days back. As it was Sai's birthday, the stars threw a surprise bash for him. They celebrated the birthday at the shoot with the cast and crew singing...
  • Fire at Presidency University in Kolkata October 29, 2010

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out at the Chemistry Department in the Baker Building of Presidency University at 4:30 am on Friday morning, fire brigade sources said. Eleven fire engines were fighting the blaze with water drawn from the nearby College Square tank, the sources said, adding that there was...
  • Size T, not Size 0 October 21, 2010

    Tanishaa Mukerji does not believe in a Size 0 but Size T a toned body. The actress has been working out hard for her Paris Hilton kind of character role in Sai Kabirs Chemistry with Shreyas Talpade and Soha Ali Khan. With all that toning, hopes she fetches some...
  • American, 2 Japanese share chemistry Nobel October 6, 2010

    Stockholm: American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Eiichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a chemical method that has allowed scientists to test cancer drugs and make thinner computer screens. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the award honors their development...
  • 'Kites' gets ready to fly high May 17, 2010

    The countdown has begun and the ticket windows are already buzzing with advance bookings for Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Moristarrer Kites that releases Friday. Produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Anurag Basu, Kites is a megabudget venture worth Rs.150 crore in two versions English and Hindi. It also stars...
  • Nobel laureate Venkatraman visits Chennai school December 23, 2009

    Chennai: It was a day to remember for scores of school children in Chennai as Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan came to meet them. He answered questions, signed autographs and even spoke his native tongue Tamil on request. "I'm sorry I am not fluent in Tamil because I left India...
  • Indiaborn Venkatraman receives Nobel in Chemistry December 11, 2009

    Stockholm: Tamil Naduborn Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, one of the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, on Thursday received the prize at a gala ceremony in Stockholm along with other recipients. The other Nobel laureates in literature, economics, physics and medicine also received their prizes from Swedish King Carl...
  • IndianAmerican wins Nobel prize in chemistry October 7, 2009

    London: Indianorigin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year with Thomas A Steitz and Ada E Yonath, it was announced in Stockholm Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 awards studies of one of life's core processes: the ribosome's...
  • View Chat: Clearing Class X Chemistry doubts March 27, 2009

    Topper guru Amarpreet Kaur answered all the tricky questions. ...
  • Chat @ 3pm: Clearing Class X Chemistry doubts March 26, 2009

    Your Science board exam is almost here and Topper guru and Chemistry whiz Amarpreet Kaur comes to the rescue solving all last minute problems! If you have any doubts, post your questions now. ...
  • Biology: Crack Diagrams, Tables...More! August 11, 2014

    1. Diagrams When drawing diagrams, emphasise on creating a technically correct drawing and labelling correctly. Don't waste time on shading and other beauty aspects. 2. Tables When asked to differentiate between two terms, do not write the answer in paragraphform. Use a table to explain the difference between two or more terms. 3....
  • Mustread: Tips to crack Class X chem exam! August 8, 2014

    1. Always read your exam paper, carefully. 2. Attempt all the questions, based on their weightage. Before answering, check whether you will score 1, 2, 3 or 5 marks, and answer accordingly. For instance, if it's a onemark question, don't write an entire page! Sometimes, a question can have subparts, too. So,...
  • 3 scientists win chemistry Nobel for glowing protein October 9, 2008

    Stockholm: Two Americans and a USbased Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for research on a glowing jellyfish protein that revolutionised the ability to study disease and normal development in living organisms. Japan's Osamu Shimomura and Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien shared the prize for discovering and developing...
  • 1 Japanese, 2 Americans win Chemistry Nobel October 8, 2008

    Stockholm: Japan's Osamu Shimomura and Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says they shared the prize for the discovery and development of GFP, which was first seen in...
  • German gets birthday gift: Nobel prize in chemistry October 10, 2007

    Stockholm, Sweden: Gerhard Ertl of Germany won the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for studies of chemical reactions on solid surfaces, which are key to understanding such questions as why the ozone layer is thinning. Ertl's research laid the foundation of modern surface chemistry, which has helped explain how...
  • Say no to tuitions, just click on June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Now, you don't need no tuition, no textbook! Just a mouse. Sakshat, the onestop education portal of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, turned interactive on the 58th Republic Day, with subject experts for all key subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English, Accountancy, Economics and Business Studies for...
  • When papa's Nobel goes down to son October 4, 2006

    Stockholm: When American Roger Kornberg was named for the 2006 Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for showing how cells copy genes a process essential to how cells develop and to life itself he became the eighth son of a Nobel laureate to win the prestigious award. Kornberg's prize...
  • American wins Nobel Prize in chemistry October 4, 2006

    Stockholm; American Roger D Kornberg won the 2006 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday, honoured for his work on how information stored within a gene is copied and transferred to the parts of cells that produce proteins. Kornberg was the first to create an actual picture of this process at...