A friend of mine “Philip” lives in Russia, a few days ago, he went to Nepal for visit some beautiful peaks of the Himalayas where a very strange incident happened with him, during tracking on a peak, there in a camp He checked his weight, and the result came very surprising, The weight of Philip which was in Russia 1 day ago was reduced by a few kilograms suddenly, while Philip did not put any extra effort for it. And losing 500 to 700 grams in one day was really a strange phenomenon, but this phenomenon became more shocking when Alex returned back to Russia and checked his weight again because this time the weight machine showed Phillip’s weight as much as it was before going to Nepal Trip. So whether it was a miracle or a fault of the weight machine?
For a few days, I kept thinking about this and then I got the answer that how it happened, Do you understand, no? So let’s know…
Showing different weights at different places was not a miracle or a mechanical malfunction, but the real reason behind it was Gravity. Now you must be thinking that how can gravity affects the weight, so you have probably forgotten the formula that has been taught us in the school, which is, Weight = Mass × Gravity. According to this formula, Gravity and Mass are two such things that can affect the weight of anything. Mass remains the same throughout the world, it never changes, but the amount of gravity differs in different parts of the Earth.
Why We Weigh Different in Different Places on Earth?
I know it is little bit confusing because it is often considered by people that Gravity is in equal proportion everywhere on Earth, but that is not true. The gravity is not in equal proportion everywhere on Earth and there are three major reasons for that…
The Earth Surface
In the beginning, most of the scientist did not pay much attention to this point, but later in the discovery of some researchers, it was revealed that the surface of the Earth is also one of the main reasons, for unequal gravity on earth. According to a report by New Scientist researchers group, “The amount of gravity on Earth varies at different places because the planet is not perfectly spherical or uniformly dense.”
As if the crust has snow sheets or breaks where the mantle flows up through on the surface of the earth, then gravity is usually less in that area. It can also be understood by the mountains or high altitude places, In any very high mountains or high altitude places, the gravitational forces will be more than ground or lower elevations. So if you are climbing on a good height mountain, then you will find yourself slightly more light than the ground surface, as happened with Philip. But if you are visiting a deep valley, then at that time, compared to the ground surface the gravitational force will work more effectively on you.
Distance from Pole and Equator
Earth has two poles, south pole and north pole, gravitational forces are more effective on these two poles or in areas around them, and it’s exactly opposite, the force of gravity becomes weaker at the equator. Now you must be wondering why so happens? So this happens due to two other forces, Centrifugal force, and Centripetal force. Now what are Centrifugal and Centripetal forces, so let’s understand both by this example…
Most of us go to the gym or workout from the gym instruments at home, so let’s pick one dumbbell out of the gym instrument, 2 or 5 kg will be fine. Now hold that dumbbell in one hand with one side and open your hand and start swinging in a circle, after a few moments, you will feel that the weight of dumbbell has started to be slightly lighter than before, now stop, now you are feeling the dumbbell is became heavyweight again. Now repeat this process again, hold the dumbbell in your hand, but this time instead of opening the hands, freeze your hands with your chest, This time you might have felt that there is no change in the weight of dumbbell.
In this example, the force which was used in the first Situation was the centrifugal force, which arose out of your swinging, which was less in the center, i.e. your body but more in your open hands and dumbbell because they were spinning faster. And in that situation, the Gravity Force fell a bit, Due to which you felt the weight of dumbbell slightly light. And this is the reason that the gravity on the equator is slightly lower because the Earth rotates on its axis, and on the equator, it rotates on its maximum speed. Centrifugal force is a hypothetical force that shows the motion equations for any object in a rotating reference frame – like on the Earth’s equator.
But in the second situation, the speed is very low as compared to the first, so that no other force can be effective except gravity and you feel no changes in weight, this is exactly what happens in the pole because the speed of the rotation of the Earth is much less compared to the equator in the pole, so the force of gravity is more effective, there is one more reason, and that is the poles are close to the Earth’s center, and that’s why gravitational force works more effectively in the pole and its adjoining areas.
How much difference can we get in our weight in poles and equator? I know this question must be running in your mind, In the previous many kinds of research, different equations have emerged, most of them are incorrect because there are many components affecting this equation. But a solution that many researchers took out and which also looks quite satisfactory, is 0.5%. According to this equation, the gravitational acceleration is 9.78 m/s2 at the equator and 9.83 m/s2 at the poles, which means we weigh about 0.5% more at the poles than at the equator.
Highest Gravity And Lowest Gravity
A team of researchers led by Christian Hart of Curtin University in Australia mixed the gravitational data of satellites and topographic data, Mount Nevado Huascaran in Peru has the lowest gravitational acceleration, at 9.7639 m/s2, while the highest is at the surface of the Arctic Ocean, at 9.8337 m/s2.
So that’s why we weigh different in different places. Hopefully, today’s our article will prove useful to you, but still, if you have any questions regarding our different weight in a different place so you can ask us in the comments section.
About The World’s First Immortal Human Cell Line
Did you know, which were the world’s first immortal human cell line? I know most of us do not know about it, so HeLa cells are the first immortal human cell line. This cell line developed from a sample of cervical cancer cells which was taken from an African-American woman, Henrietta Lacks, on February 8, 1951. The name of this cell line, HeLa, also came from the name of the same African-American woman Henrietta Lacks, the name was composed by the mixing first two letters of Henrietta Lack’s first and last name. Henrietta Lacks herself did not even know about the removal of this cell line from her cells. After researching these cell lines, In 1953, Theodor Puck and Philip Marcus made a clone of hela, which became the first human cell to be cloned and then freely distributed samples of HeLa to other researchers.
Since the cells’ first mass replications, they have been used by researchers in several types of experiments, including disease research, gene mapping, the effects of toxic substances on organisms and radiation effects on humans. Although the primary use of the Hela cell line was for cancer research but HeLa cells gave many other medical breakthroughs and gave approximately 11,000 patents.
Why HeLa Cell Line Known As Immortal Cell Line?
These were the first human cells that grew up in a laboratory that was naturally “immortal”, which means that they do not die after a certain number of cell division. Usually, human cell culture dies within a few days after a set number of cell divisions, which process is called senescence. This causes a problem for the researchers because experiments with using normal cells can not be repeated on identical cells (clones), nor can the same cells be used for extended study. Cell biologist George Otto Gay took one of the HeLa cells and divide that cell, and found that if the cell was given proper nutrients and appropriate environment then the culture survived indefinitely. The original cells continued to mutate.
Hela cells are able to split frequently, they have an enzyme called telomerase, overactive telomerase rebuilds telomeres after each division, prevents cellular aging and cellular senescence, and allows permanent division of cells. Now, Hela has many strains, all get from the same cell. Along with this, HeLa cells grow easily and abnormally fast; they double cellular count in only 24 hours, making them ideal for large-scale testing. They grow so fast that they can contaminate other cell cultures and overtake them. Although there are other immortal human cells also exist but HeLa cell line is the first among them.
HeLa Cells Use in Research
As I mentioned above, HeLa cells used by researchers in several kinds of experiments such as disease research, gene mapping, the effects of toxic substances on organisms and radiation effects on humans, etc. In all these uses, in my opinion, the most important application of HeLa cells is in the development of the polio vaccine, and that was when polio was becoming one of the biggest deadly diseases. In 1953, a cell culture factory was established to supply salk and other labs along with HeLa cells, And in less than a year, the salak vaccine was prepared for human trials. Hela cells were also used in testing how the Parvovirus infects the cells of humans, dogs, and cats. These cells have also been used to research on viruses such as orophu virus (OROV).
In the year 2011, Hela cells were used in the researches of the novel Hepatamethin Dye IR-808 and other analogs, which are currently available for their unique uses in medical diagnostics, the development of theranostics, the individualized treatment of cancer patients with the aid of PDT, co-administration with other medicine, and irradiation. Also in the year 2014, HeLa cells were shown to be viable cell lines for tumor xenografts in C57BL / 6 naked mice, and later on to investigate the vivo effects of fluoxetine and cisplatin on cervical cancer.
So this everything about the world’s first immortal human cells, HeLa cells. Hopefully, now you may have understood what is HeLa cells and it’s immortality and advantages in researches. Still, if you any questions about the hela cell line or immortal human cell line so you can ask us in the comments section.
How Glass is Made in Factory |Process of Making Glass
Glass, a special kind of metal from which many useful things can be made. We are surrounded by things made of glass, whether it be the glass windows of our house, the windshield of our car, the showcase of our house or our mirror in which we see the reflection of ourselves. Despite having so much available around us, many of us are unaware of how glass is made, and where from it came the very first time. So let’s know everything important about glass and start it by knowing process of making glass…
How Glass is Made
Glass is an amorphous solid. The glass is usually brittle and often optically transparent. Glass is a transparent or opaque material made of inorganic materials, from which many other things are produced. The invention of glass was a huge event for the world and glass has great importance in today’s scientific progress.
Only a very few people know this and you may be also surprised to know that glass is made of sand because the most important material for making glass is silica, which is an integral part of sand.
Silica is found in a free state in nature and is also found as silicate compounds. Silica is most commonly found in quartz form. Now this question will definitely be in your mind that, which type of sand is suitable for making glass, is it the exact sand that we see around us, or any special sand? So the most suitable sand for making glass is one in which the silica content is at least 99 percent and iron as ferric oxide (Fe2O3) is less than 0.1 percent. The sand particles should also be 0.5–0.25 millimeters in diameter. Sand is also washed by water to produce good glass.
To make a glass, the sand and some other material are melted in a furnace at about 1500 degrees Celsius and then after melting perfectly, the molten glass is poured into the grooves, so we can make our desired things. This process looks quite simple, but to make glass you must be proficient in this process.
The most common glass is soda-lime glass which has been used for centuries to make windows and glass glasses etc. The soda-lime glass contains approximately 75% silica (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) and lime (CaO), and many other substances in small quantities.
It is also very important to have some alkaline substances like sodium carbonate for making normal glass. With this mixture, the liquid content is reduced and the fluidization process becomes simple. The glass that is formed by the dissolution of these two substances is known as water glass because it is water-soluble. To make the glass permanent, some type of dibasic oxides such as calcium oxide (lime) or sis oxide also has to be added. Each substance produces certain properties in glass and keeping these properties in mind, mixtures of glass are made.
History Of Glass
Although there is no complete evidence that shows how and when the glass was first discovered but according to some old saying, Humans came to know about glass when some traders placed food vessels on clay slopes on the coastline of Phineasia in Syria. When the fire ignited, they saw a stream of liquefied glass flowing. This glass was formed by the combination of sand and Shore.
Historically, the first method of producing a glass-like glow on utensils was invented in Mesopotamia (Iraq) about 12,000 years before Christ. The earliest glass found in Egypt in the form of molded amulets believed to be 7,000 years before Christ.
With the passage of time, the manufacture of different types of glass in each country progressed with its requirements and scientific advancement. England, France, Germany, and the United States owe a lot of credit for the modern growth of the glass industry.
So hopefully, now you know everything about glass such as how glass is made or the history of glass and the process of making glass in factories but still, if you have any questions in your mind you can ask us in the comments section.
Why does the Moon Actually Change its Shape Everyday?
Every night we see the moon in a new shape, the phases of the moon changes every day, and that we all have watcher and witnessed, so does the moon really change its shape? Can it happen? So what is the reasons, let’s know about it….
Who does not cherish the fine arts of the moon? Where in the sky Sun is always seen in a perfectly spherical shape, but the same moon changes its shape from day to day. This rise and fall of the moon always continues in a sequence. There comes a time when the moon becomes completely lost, which we call the new moon, and when the moon comes in its full form, it is called a full moon. The journey from full moon to new moon takes 15 days. It takes 15 days to reach new moon from a full moon, and again 15 days for the full moon from newmoon. However, if seen completely, there is a difference of about twenty-nine days between one full moon to another full moon. This whole process of changing its shapes known as “phases of moon.”
Before understanding this, it is necessary to know that, like many planets and natural satellite, the moon does not have any light of its own, rather it is the light of the sun falling on it which is reflected to us. When any round object is illuminated, then half of its front is illuminated, but the light does not reach the back part and remains dark there. We can see the same part of the moon which is illuminated. But due to the orbit of the moon, we are not always able to see even that half.
In short, The phase of the moon is how much of the moon appears to us on Earth to be illuminated by the sun.
As I already mentioned, in every 29.53 days the phases of the moon make a complete cycle. As the moon circles the earth, we can only see a portion of the illuminated side of the moon. As the moon orbits or circles the Earth, the phase changes. We’ll start with what is called the New Moon phase. This is where we can’t see any of the lighted side of the moon.
At the beginning of this phase, the moon lies between our Earth and the Sun, and as the Moon revolves around the Earth, we begin to see more and more illuminated sides of the Moon, and this process continues until finally, the Moon does not reach the opposite direction of the earth from sun and we get a full moon. And then as the moon revolves around the Earth, we see less and and less of the lighted side.
So it would not be wrong to say that we have a full moon every night, but we are able to see only the part which has illuminated by sunlight. So it is clear now that the moon does not change its shape, it always remains the same, but it visible in different shapes because of sunlight reflections.
Hopefully, now you may have understood what is the phases of the moon and why moon changes its shape every night. But still, if you have any questions About phases of moon so you can ask us in the comments section.