Sunset on HD209458b (reconstructed from the HST/STIS transmission spectrum). Image: Frederic Pont © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Planetary professor shows what alien sunset really looks like (2012, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-planetary-professor-alien-sunset.html (PhysOrg.com) — One of the great things about science is how so many people are able to use their imagination to conjure ideas, concepts or in some cases actual images of things in their mind, and then to use the tools at hand to bring such ideas to light so that others may see them as well. One such recent application of this is Professor Frederic Pont, of the University of Exeter, who imagined what it might really look like if a person were able to visit another planet and to then sit quietly watching as the sun set, just as so many of us do here on planet Earth. But simply imagining how it might look wasn’t enough for Pont, he used data from a camera onboard Hubble, called appropriately enough, the Space Telescope, knowledge of how the color of light changes based on chemicals it encounters, and computer modeling, to create an actual image of what a sunset on an actual planet far out in space would look like. He’s posted it on his blog.The planet in question, exoplanet HD209458b, nicknamed Osiris, just happens to be quite large and circles its star rather closely. At certain points, when the planet passes between us and its star, the light from that star passes through Osiris’s atmosphere before reaching us. That allows exoplanet specialists such as Pont, to figure out what is in that atmosphere. And once that is known, it becomes possible to deduce what colors would appear to our naked eyes, were we able to sit there on that planet watching that star set.Though we couldn’t technically sit on the surface of Osiris, since it doesn’t have one, the picture that Pont produced approximates what it would look like, were it to exist, and the results are truly beautiful. This is because the light from Osiris’s star is white, like our own sun, but when it passes through the sodium in Osirisi’s atmosphere, red light in it is absorbed, leaving the starlight to appear blue. But then, as the sun sets, the blue light is scattered in the same way as it is here on Earth (Rayleigh scattering) causing a gradual change to green, and then to mushy dark green. And finally, due to diffraction, the bottom of the image becomes slightly flattened.So now, instead of simply sitting around imagining what it might look like to kick back and watch the sun set on a planet 150 light years away, we can look at Pont’s picture, and see for ourselves. Explore further Hazy red sunset on extrasolar planet This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Citation: Researchers use attenuation between cell towers to measure rainfall (2013, February 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-attenuation-cell-towers-rainfall.html (Phys.org)—Researchers in the Netherlands have devised a means to use the attenuation that results with radio signals when rain falls between cellular towers, to measure the amount of rain that falls in an area. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they were able to use cell phone tower data to create an accurate map of rainfall across the Netherlands twice over 12 day periods in 2011. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Cell phone carriers routinely monitor signal strength between towers to ensure network integrity and scientists have known since 2006 that such data could be used to monitor rainfall in a given area. In this new study, the team borrowed data from T-Mobile NL (2400 total links measured at 15 minute intervals over 12 day periods) to create maps that show actual rainfall amounts across the entire country.When rain falls, the drops both absorb and scatter phone signals beamed between towers causing lowered signal strength – a phenomenon known as attenuation. By taking note of the degree of attenuation between towers across an entire network, and then using mathematical equations to calculate the amount of rainfall that caused the loss in signal strength, the researchers were able to create rainfall maps that were nearly as accurate as those created using traditional methods. Play Link-based (Left) and radar-based (Right) country-wide maps of 15-min rainfall depths from September 10, 2011. Credit: (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 Rainfall maps are becoming increasingly important as climate change causes some parts of the globe to experience more rain, and others less. To help plan for the future, accurate gauges are needed to help assess short term impact, e.g. flooding, and to predict long term changes such as threats to farming communities. Unfortunately, those who study such data are finding it harder to do so as the number of rain collecting stations worldwide is decreasing. Cellular networks may help – by their very nature they provide far more data points – at least in heavily populated areas and no changes or upgrades would have to be made to a network to begin using them as rainfall gauges. All that would be needed to begin making rainfall maps would be agreements between cell carriers and scientists that work in areas where such maps are needed, e.g. Africa, South America, etc.The researchers next plan to harvest data that covers longer periods of time with a goal of creating annual rainfall maps, which they say could help improve weather forecasting. Validation of daily link-based rainfall maps. Credit: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 TRMM maps flooding along US East Coast from massive storm More information: Country-wide rainfall maps from cellular communication networks, PNAS, Published online before print February 4, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 AbstractAccurate and timely surface precipitation measurements are crucial for water resources management, agriculture, weather prediction, climate research, as well as ground validation of satellite-based precipitation estimates. However, the majority of the land surface of the earth lacks such data, and in many parts of the world the density of surface precipitation gauging networks is even rapidly declining. This development can potentially be counteracted by using received signal level data from the enormous number of microwave links used worldwide in commercial cellular communication networks. Along such links, radio signals propagate from a transmitting antenna at one base station to a receiving antenna at another base station. Rain-induced attenuation and, subsequently, path-averaged rainfall intensity can be retrieved from the signal’s attenuation between transmitter and receiver. Here, we show how one such a network can be used to retrieve the space–time dynamics of rainfall for an entire country (The Netherlands, ∼35,500 km2), based on an unprecedented number of links (∼2,400) and a rainfall retrieval algorithm that can be applied in real time. This demonstrates the potential of such networks for real-time rainfall monitoring, in particular in those parts of the world where networks of dedicated ground-based rainfall sensors are often virtually absent. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Explore further Journal information: Nature Rachelle M. Choueiri, et al. have demonstrated that nanoparticle surface patterning, from the surface aggregation of polymers into “patches,” can be thermodynamically controlled via changing polymer characteristics and solvent properties. Furthermore, the surface pattern can be locked into place by crosslinking the polymer. Their work appears in Nature.Three-dimensional surface-patterned particles have proved helpful as models for colloidal analogs of reactive materials and phase transitions in liquid systems, as well as colloidal surfactants and templates for synthesizing hybrid particles. Prior research has shown few examples of colloidal patchy particles at the nanometer level. Even when patches can be formed at this level, there are typically no more than two patches per nanoparticle. In the current research polymer molecules tethered to gold nanoparticles can change from a uniform distribution (i.e., a polymer brush) to surface pinned micelles via thermodynamic processes. Specifically, one can control the size of the patches by changing the polymer dimensions and grafting density. One can control the number of patches per nanoparticle by tuning the ratio of nanoparticle diameter and polymer size.The first step was to see if changing the solvent can drive polymer patch formation. Choueiri, et al. made gold nanoparticles with diameters in the range of 20 ± 1.0nm and 80 ± 1.5nm with thiol-terminated polystyrenes. The polystyrenes had either a molecular mass of 29,000 Daltons or 50,000 Daltons to see if molecular weight played a role in patch formation. The nanoparticles dispersed in DMF, which is a good solvent for polystyrene, were coated with a uniformly thick layer. They exhibited uniformly thick polymer dispersion. When water, a poor solvent, was added, the polymer layer turned into patches, which was reversible upon addition of DMF. Patch size and number per nanoparticle could be controlled by polymer molecular weight.Given these results, Choueiri, et al. then explored what would happen if they changed the nanoparticle diameter, the polystyrene length, and the density of polystyrene polymers tethered to the surface. In general, their studies showed that the patch size can be controlled by the polymer length and surface density while the number of patches per nanoparticle can be controlled by changing the nanoparticle diameter and the length of the polymer. Theoretical studies confirmed that the thermodynamic component of the surface patterns were due to polymer and solvent interactions and how much the polymer can stretch from its tethered position to the surface patch.The next step was to see if surface shape changed the surface pattern. Choueiri, et al. looked at polymer segregation on nanorods, nanocubes, and triangular nanoprisms. They found that patches tended to form at the tips of the nanoraods and on the edges of the nanocube and triangular nanoprisms. Additionally, they tested polymers other than polystyrene and found that some of these polymers formed patches on gold nanospheres after changing certain solvent properties, such as pH or hydrophobicity.Finally, they tested the self-assembly of patchy nanoparticles in a poor solvent. They found that after sufficient time, the patterned nanoparticles exhibited new binding modalities in DMF mixed with water.The nanocubes, in particular, showed a unique “checkerboard” self-assembled structure. This is different from when the nanocubes were evenly coated with polystyrene and then solvent changes were made. In this case, the pattern was “face-to-face” rather than checkerboard.This research provides a new way to pattern nanoparticle surfaces that is versatile and tunable to the desired number of patches and nanoparticle shapes. Future research will involve exploring more nanoparticle shapes and polymer systems to see how this strategy can produce unique self-assembled structures and tailor new functionalities to patchy nanoparticles. (Phys.org)—A group of researchers from several institutions have attached thiol-terminated polymers to gold nanoparticles and created surface micelles by changing the solvent from one that is favorable for the polymer to one that is less favorable. More information: Rachelle M. Choueiri et al. Surface patterning of nanoparticles with polymer patches, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature19089AbstractPatterning of colloidal particles with chemically or topographically distinct surface domains (patches) has attracted intense research interest. Surface-patterned particles act as colloidal analogues of atoms and molecules, serve as model systems in studies of phase transitions in liquid systems6, behave as ‘colloidal surfactants’7 and function as templates for the synthesis of hybrid particles8. The generation of micrometre- and submicrometre-sized patchy colloids is now efficient, but surface patterning of inorganic colloidal nanoparticles with dimensions of the order of tens of nanometres is uncommon. Such nanoparticles exhibit size- and shape-dependent optical, electronic and magnetic properties, and their assemblies show new collective properties. At present, nanoparticle patterning is limited to the generation of two-patch nanoparticles, and nanoparticles with surface ripples or a ‘raspberry’ surface morphology. Here we demonstrate nanoparticle surface patterning, which utilizes thermodynamically driven segregation of polymer ligands from a uniform polymer brush into surface-pinned micelles following a change in solvent quality. Patch formation is reversible but can be permanently preserved using a photocrosslinking step. The methodology offers the ability to control the dimensions of patches, their spatial distribution and the number of patches per nanoparticle, in agreement with a theoretical model. The versatility of the strategy is demonstrated by patterning nanoparticles with different dimensions, shapes and compositions, tethered with various types of polymers and subjected to different external stimuli. These patchy nanocolloids have potential applications in fundamental research, the self-assembly of nanomaterials, diagnostics, sensing and colloidal stabilization. Surface patterning of nanoparticles with polymer patches. Credit: (c) Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19089 Citation: Surface-patterned colloidal particles (2016, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-09-surface-patterned-colloidal-particles.html © 2016 Phys.org Multi stimuli-responsive nanocapsules selectively deliver drugs to exactly where they are needed This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
In search of the ninth planet © 2018 Phys.org It was just two years ago that astronomers at Caltech proposed the possible existence of a large planet circling the sun—which would make it the ninth known planet in our solar system. The researchers made their prediction based on observations of icy objects that exist at the edge of the solar system—their orbits were clearly being warped by a gravitational mass. They suggested a very distant planet roughly four times the size of Earth, but with 10 times its mass, could account for the odd behavior. If such a planet does exist, it would be quite distant, taking from 10,000 to 20,000 years to make one trip around the sun. Since announcing their initial findings, the team at Caltech has published papers offering more evidence of the planet—the possibility that it could have played a role in tilting the other planets in our solar system, for example. They have also suggested it as an explanation for why objects in the Kuiper Belt orbit in an opposite direction to everything else.In this new effort, the researchers suggest the behavior of a certain Trans-Neptunian object could very well be due to gravity from Planet Nine. The object, called 2015 BP519 (Caju for short), was first noted approximately three years ago, but it was only recently that the shape of its orbit was found to be very unusual—it lies nearly perpendicular to the plane established by the known planets. What makes the find so compelling is that the team of researchers who first proposed the existence of Planet Nine created a simulation that predicted the orbital angle of just such an object. And it just happened to match with what has been found. The researchers report that after Caju was first discovered, attempts were made to calculate its orbit, but they all failed. Then they added a large planet to the simulations, which resolved the discrepancies. All that is needed now, they suggest, is for someone to actually find the planet. A large international team of researchers has found what they are describing as more evidence of the existence of Planet Nine. In their paper posted on the arXiv preprint server, the group describes the behavior of a newly discovered distant object as suggestive of an influence of a large planet. Explore further More information: Discovery and Dynamical Analysis of an Extreme Trans-Neptunian Object with a High Orbital Inclination, arXiv:1805.05355 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1805.05355AbstractWe report the discovery and dynamical analysis of 2015 BP519, an extreme Trans-Neptunian Object detected detected by the Dark Energy Survey at a heliocentric distance of 55 AU and absolute magnitude Hr= 4.3. The current orbit, determined from a 1110-day observational arc, has semi-major axis a≈ 450 AU, eccentricity e≈ 0.92 and inclination i≈ 54 degrees. With these orbital elements, 2015 BP519 is the most extreme TNO discovered to date, as quantified by the reduced Kozai action, which is is a conserved quantity at fixed semi-major axis a for axisymmetric perturbations. We discuss the orbital stability and evolution of this object in the context of the known Solar System, and find that 2015 BP519 displays rich dynamical behavior, including rapid diffusion in semi-major axis and more constrained variations in eccentricity and inclination. We also consider the long term orbital stability and evolutionary behavior within the context of the Planet Nine Hypothesis, and find that BP519 adds to the circumstantial evidence for the existence of this proposed new member of the Solar System, as it would represent the first member of the population of high-i, ϖ-shepherded TNOs. Journal information: arXiv This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: New evidence for existence of Planet Nine (2018, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-evidence-planet.html A visual representation of the orbit of 2015 BP519, plotted with the other ETNOs as comparisons. For each orbit, the darker regions on the curve denote where an object falls below the plane of the solar system. 2015 BP519 has the highest inclination of any extreme TNO discovered to date. The full, interactive 3D orbit visualization can be found at smillholland.github.io/BP519/ . Credit: arXiv:1805.05355 [astro-ph.EP]
Lithic tool associated with giant ground sloth bones. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo Aerial view of Campo Laborde. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo Ancient extinct sloth tooth in Belize tells story of creature’s last year Prior research has shown that the giant sloth went extinct during the Pleistocene after the end of the last ice age. In this new effort, the researchers used a more stringent testing technique to date the age of giant sloth remains found at the Campo Laborde dig site. They report that their technique showed the sloth died much earlier than previous testing showed.The researchers note that just one bone from a giant sloth had collagen that could be used for radiocarbon dating. They also note that the collagen had been contaminated by chemicals in the soil in which they were buried. They point out that prior efforts to date the sloth had not accounted for such contamination, and thus gave inaccurate results (most found the sloth to have died approximately 9,730 years ago—putting it during the Holocene). To overcome this problem the researchers used XAD purification chemistry to isolate amino acids in the collagen which could only have come from the sloth. Once that was done, traditional radiocarbon dating could properly date the sloth using the amino acids. Play Video Campo Laborde. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo The dating technique showed that the giant sloth had perished approximately 10,570 years ago, still firmly in the Pleistocene. This finding is significant, because other studies have shown the sloth died at the hands of humans. This suggests that the large creatures may have been aided in their extinction by humans hunting them during a time when they were also at the mercy of a dramatically changing climate. The researchers suggest their findings also hint at the possibility that many mega-mammals in South America and perhaps other parts of the world also did not survive to the Holocene, as other studies have shown. If the other studies involved the use of contaminated collagen, their findings could have been off by thousands of years. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Lithic tool (biface). Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo Citation: Study suggests giant sloth did not make it to Holocene (2019, March 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-giant-sloth-holocene.html Lithic tool (biface). Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo View of the giant ground sloth bones. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo Aerial view of Campo Laborde. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo More information: Gustavo G. Politis et al. Campo Laborde: A Late Pleistocene giant ground sloth kill and butchering site in the Pampas, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau4546 View of the excavation of Campo Laborde. Credit: Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo Journal information: Science Advances Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A team of researchers from the National University of Central Buenos Aires, Olavarría, Stafford Research and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, has found evidence that suggests the giant sloth went extinct before the onset of the Holocene. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of giant sloth remains found in Argentina and what they found. © 2019 Science X Network
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress delegation on Thursday met the State Election Commissioner, registering a complaint against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh for instigating violence.The delegation team briefed State Election Commissioner A K Singh on how the BJP leaders were trying to spread communal violence ahead of the Panchayat polls. It also brought to the notice of the commission that no political leader can make such derogatory comments as those being made by BJP’s state chief. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhile speaking to the media, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee pointed fingers at Dilip Ghosh without taking his name and said that he has been constantly trying to trigger violence through his speeches.”No political party leader can make the statements he has been making. He is threatening to take people to the crematorium. His derogatory statements will hardly have any impact on the people in Bengal,” Chatterjee said.Taking a dig at the Opposition parties, Chatterjee said: “The Opposition parties are saying that they were unable to file their nominations but the figures are contrary to their claim. BJP filed more nominations than Trinamool Congress did for the Zilla Parishad seats. The CPI-M and Congress have also filed their nominations. In some places, CPI-M activists were seen marching with arms to scare the people.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The Opposition parties are talking about safe democracy. Had there been no democracy in the state, the Opposition parties would not have filed more nominations than the ruling Trinamool Congress,” Chatterjee maintained.”Our delegation has told State Election Commissioner A K Singh that the Opposition was trying to mount pressure on the commission by the hue and cry over the process of filing nominations,” Chatterjee told the media after the meeting. The delegation team comprised of Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Jyotipriya Mallick and Nirmal Ghosh. Shantanu Mukherjee, additional secretary, state election commission said that around 50 serious complaints have been received by the commission so far. Observers are being deployed at the nomination venues, SDO and BDO offices.Incidents of Model Code of Conduct violations have been reported from 4-5 places. The issues are being looked into. Any such complaint will be dealt with strongly. To ensure free and fair nominations, section 144 has been imposed within the 200 meter radius of nomination venues.Out of the total of 825 seats in the Zilla Parishad (ZP), 143 nominations have been filed so far, among which Trinamool has filed 29, BJP 40, CPI-M 19, BSP 8, Congress 15, Forward Block 1 and others 29.
Paul McCartney’s former wife Heather Mills says her marriage to the legend failed because he was “too insecure” to cope with a “strong woman”. The 47-yr-old married McCartney, 72, in 2002 but they separated four years later. She has hinted that he was too “insecure” to cope with her forthright ways. Asked why she thinks their marriage went wrong, she said, “I say what I think. If I think something is wrong I’ll say it. If I wasn’t that type of person we’d still be married now. But for years I was attracted to these very strong, powerful men who think they want a strong woman but actually they want someone who does what they want. The men who seem the strongest are usually the most insecure.”
“… Man is a social animal” explores Pierre Bourdieu (french sociologist, 1930-2002) in La distinction, what is the meaning of this quote in a country of over a billion people and made up of 35 States? Relationships between people, men and women, generations, different social conditions, compared to the environment, this exhibition program seeks to explore these interactions, live acts, links, trade, exchanges, the differences that make us interested in the other as a subject of another possible ‘me’. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Painting-Bordeaux in association with Niv Art Centre and Alliance Française de Delhi presents the International Contemporary Art Festival, East-West. Exhibitions and cultural events will be held at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Japan foundation, Korean cultural centre and Niv Art centre in the Capital from March 19. From East to West, 17 internationally selected artistes from India, France, Germany, Afghanistan, South Korea and Japan cross their fields of experimentation through the variety of their artistic practice (Street Art, Performance, Installation, Photography, Dance, Video Art, Painting ) to present a cutting-edge program of original exhibitions settle for the first time in India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe list of artistes include B Ajay Sharma (India) -Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India) -Dirk Baumanns (Germany) -Enora Lalet (France) -Ema Kawanago (Japan) -Green Riot (France) -Hanifa Alizada (Afghanistan) -Koustav Nag(India), Melodie Serena (France) -Midhun Gopi (India) -Monkey Bird (France) -Narae jin (South Korea) -Priyesh Trivedi (India) -Rahul Gautam (India) -Rinku Chauhan (India) -Rouge (France).Social Animals (Alliance Française) East-West Art Festival is an ambitious project of sharing experiment through the eyes of the next generation artistes who, for the time of an exhibition, invite you to discover an alternative view of our world. As Enora Lalet (France) and her ‘cooking faces’, culinary and olfactory performances where the spectator becomes consumer, Dirk Baummans (Germany) squeezed man who is devouring by consequences of actions that he himself instigated, Ema Kawango (Japan) who in her series ‘Salaryman’ interfere us in different aspects of the Japanese society or Green Riot (France) who explores human ecosystems through his green graffiti (recently presented in New Delhi) and much more artistes to discover through the exhibition. From East to West, several internationals artistes cross their fields of experimentation around the anthropological concept, through the diversity of their artistic practice they’re exploring human social relations, the place of an artist/citizen in a networked urbanity but also their integration in a changing and complex living environment.The East-West program brings together artistes from different nationalities living in different countries, but linked by the need to search and query his membership in a system / ecosystem as a definition of his own condition.Where: Alliance Française, 72 Lodi Estate,When: On from March 19
Kolkata: A number of schools in the city performed well in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII examination, the results of which were announced on Saturday. Devansh Chandak of Birla High School is the probable topper from the state with 99 percent marks. Devansh has scored 99 percent marks in all the subjects and in Chemistry he secured 100 percent. “I had shifted to Birla High School in Class XI as my family members advised me that pursuing CBSE stream will give me an edge in Joint Entrance Examination. I am grateful to my teachers who have always been very kind to me and extended all help even beyond school hours. In my opinion, if somebody has a clear-cut vision in front of him, he can scale any heights,” Devansh said. He also thanked La Martiniere School from where he had studied till Class X and claimed that his foundation in studies have developed due to the teachers of that school. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDelhi Public School Ruby Park has also performed very well with Tanishka Gupta bagging 98.6 percent marks in Commerce with an aggregate of 493 out of 500. Ashmita Ghosh topped in Science securing 96.8 percent.Soham Sarangi of DAV Public School in Kharagpur secured 97.6 percent marks. He will pursue higher studies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru where he has already got admission. South Point High School’s Abhishek Pal secured 96.6 percent in Science stream with 483 marks out of 500. A total of 11,86,306 candidates had registered for the Class XII examination that were held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres outside the country.
Hyatt Regency Delhi was highly elated to be the hospitality partner for the high profile lifestyle event – “The CEO Series 2016”. The India Edition of CEO featured Celebrity Chef and Master Chef Australia Judge Gary Mehigan who along with Executive Chef Hyatt Regency Delhi, Ivan Chieregatti curated exclusive seven course menu on the theme of “7 wonders of the world”.Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan was welcomed at the hotel in pure Indian traditional style with aarti, tikka and garlands. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe lavish menu has been inspired from the seven wonders of the world right from rich soft textured salmon with flavours of ceviche from Peru, butter roasted cauliflower caramalized with spices from India, Brazilian Moqueca’ crustacean veloute,white chicken cooked in authentic Chinese sauces to Italian Concod’Oro’ Lemon curd and olive oil semi freddo, slow cooked lamb inspired from Middle Eastern flavours and refreshing compressed watermelon from Jordon. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAseem Kapoor, General Manager, Hyatt Regency, Delhi said, “We are delighted to have Chef Gary Mehigan here who has conceptualised such an innovative and scrumptious menu for our esteemed guests. Such events enable social interactions outside of boardrooms and following our tradition we are dedicated to serving our guests at its best.” Gary Mehigan is an English Australian chef, restaurateur and a judge of the series MasterChef Australia. He currently co-owns The Boathouse restaurant, in Melbourne suburb Maribyrnong.