S&T Miscellaneous for Prelims

Indian Neutrino Observatory – UPSC Prelims

Indian Neutrino Observatory: It is a particle physics research project under construction to primarily study atmospheric neutrinos in a 1,300 meters (4,300 ft) deep cave Located in Bodi West Hills, Theni district, Tamil Nadu. (See map, hills, rivers nearby) Underground project Jointly supported by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) …

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Graphene: Graphene is a single layer (monolayer) of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern. It is the building-block of Graphite, but graphene is a remarkable substance on its own with a multitude of astonishing properties. It is the thinnest, most electrically and thermally conductive material in the world, while also being flexible, transparent and incredibly strong. Often referred …

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