April 5th 2017 Science and Technology Current Affairs
May 15, 2017
A New Crab Species found in Kerala
A new species of crab was discovered by scientists in western ghat region in Kerala.
The crab is arboreal a tree dweller and long legged and is named as Kanimaranjandu.
First Kani tribe people in WesternGhats of Kerala sighted these crabs, and so these are named after them.
The unique feature of this crab is their elongated walking legs which are not present in any other crab species.
They typically live on large trees and large trees are essential for their living.
This suggests the importance of large trees in the forest
Australian S cientists Developed ‘Super Laser’
Researchers developed a method to amplify the power of laser by using diamond.
This laser will have high-stakes applications in various industries, especially in defense.
These high-power lasers will become an important tool in the future space research.
Till now heat generation during high power laser generation is ahurdle.
This hurdle was overcome by the usage of the diamond.
Diamond one of the bad conductor of heat easily dissipates the waste heat generated during the process of super laser generation.