POLLYANNA OF SCIENCE

Science is indeed an ample area to discuss. If not for science everything would be absurd. It has got its magic in its entire walk. The very corner of the existence is science. The ideologies on science may comparatively be jarred with among folks. Everything has got its clear cut reason behind.

“Nothing is new under the sunshine.”

Science of nature has lead to great innovations. This gave life to a branch coined, biomimicry. Biomimicry means mimics of nature in technical aspects. The Nature has, is and will guide us to betterment infallibly.

MIMICS OF NATURE:

Nature and science are hand in hand like skin and nail. They have the jolt in many fields of life.

TRANSPORT

The world’s fastest bullet train, the Shinkansan had the speed, yet was pickled up with the problem of noise production. The chief engineer of the train being a bird watcher hustled the idea of designing the train based on the beak of the kingfisher. That design aided to the aerodynamic feature of the train, thus a quieter train which consumes less energy with enhanced speed was drummed up.

CONSTRUCTION 

What does bang your mind on the thought of termites?? We consider them to destroy the buildings. But actually they proved to be inspirational in the designing of internal climate control system in a building named Eastgate, Zimbabwe. The internal structure is purely based on the termite mounds for additional sustainability.

ENERGY SOURCE  

Whales…they are scary, aren’t they??

“Scary things foster high.”

The bumps of humpback whales when observed keenly, it is found that the bumps instead of protruding from the front edge of the fin; they peek out from the back edge. These rows of warty edges create a whirl which assists the fin to cut through the water. This “tubercle effect” served the very purpose of designing the turbine with additional rows of bumps that increased the efficiency with reduced noise and drag.

 

MEDICINE 

Mosquitoes are the small creatures that get on our nerve yet they have taught us something. Have you ever noticed that the mosquito leaves no open hole on its quench for our blood? The science behind it is that the tip of the mosquito’s mouth is composed of several moving parts that work into the skin with minimum amount of fuss and pain. This idea has been now applied in the neuro surgical needles where such accuracy is required to leave the brain unharmed. Can u imagine that the mosquito which is responsible to spread and cause diseases are the ones now helping us in treating many neurological problems? This is the delicacy of science.

Technology is not the only thing referred as science. Science has got no dead ends.  To illustrate this idea, let me put forth queries.

Have u ever wondered on the sight of the colors in the flowers?? How are they formed?? What is its purpose?? THE COLOURS, they are decided upon the inherited genome from their parents as we do before our birth. Different pigments are responsible for different colours. Flower colours of red, pink, blue and purple come mainly from the pigments called anthocyanins, which are in the class of chemicals called flavonoids. They have these bright colours for a reason. They have a purpose that, they put the survival of the plants under judgement. They are responsible for the reproduction process. They attract the bees and insects towards them and the pollens take a free ride to other flowers, thus pollination occurs. This is the flavour of science with logic in all its touches.

Have you ever watched a dog walk?? Have you spotted anything unique?? There is science at the heel of that too. Dogs have four legs, don’t they? They first tend to place their left hind leg followed by left fore leg. Then they step with right hind leg followed by their right foreleg and so on. By doing so, they form a triangular shape of leg positions with one leg on air during each time. Thus producing static stability. This way of movement makes their locomotion faster as well.

 

Butterflies spread an aroma of happiness on their sight. Colours make them one of the most alluring stuff of nature. Science plays a vital role in them too. We know that caterpillar becomes a butterfly. But, how does the green coloured caterpillar turn into such an elegant, colourful butterfly??? There are two types of colours in a butterfly. They are ordinary and structural colours. The ordinary colour comes from certain chemicals that actually absorb certain wavelength of light and reflect the others. The best part rests in the structural colour where it emerges out of the specific structure of its wings. The colours tend to differ as you, the observer moves. This effect is said to be known as iridescence. The multiple reflections intensify the colours.

Science has given us immense things to cherish about. There lives science behind the entirety. We the people are concerned more about coziness than to enjoy the tiniest stuffs around us.

“Learning science means learning life.”

Let us dwell with nature and not on the cost of nature. Enjoying small things around us is the liveliest way of life. We learn a lot of things from nature. Why not learn the fact that every living being has their own style of living and so start living our life in our own way. Life will be beautiful with the fragile touches of science.

 

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