Asfra Rizwan Toor's articles

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What causes the ships to slow down or completely stop despite the engine being properly operational? This phenomenon was reported for the first time in 1893 and the experimental description was presented in 1904, without completely exploring the mystery behind “dead water”. In 1893, the Norwegian explorer, Fridtjof Nansen, on his sail to north Siberia experienced […]
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An adhesive plastic film composed of silver-silica nanoparticles has been tested to be effective in removing 99.84% of SARS-CoV-2 (novel contagious coronavirus) if being exposed for a period of two minutes. This plastic film can be used to protect readily exposed surfaces like door handles, handrails, elevator panels, ATM machines etc. against COVID-19. A Brazilian […]
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The rapidly increasing use of nitrogen fertilizers for enhancing food crop production is posing an imminent threat of uncontrollable Nitrous Oxide (N2O) concentration in the atmosphere. N2O is a potent greenhouse gas, which has a global warming potential 300 times more than carbon dioxide, and remains accumulated in the atmosphere for more than an average […]

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