12th August 2020
This photograph taken originally by Aswathy Suresh from Kerala, was presented in the ChatShaala. The thing which grabbed everyone’s attention in this photograph was that more number of flies were seen on the wet area of the paper and not on the tomato (usually, it is vice versa)!
In this whiteboard image, we made a hypothesis and tried to disprove the hypothesis by discussing on them. The discussion was on the question that why are the most number of flies seen on the periphery of the liquid released from the tomato and why not on the tomato itself? Is it something related with the dry area and wet area near the tomato? Are the flies avoiding the wet area and preferring the dry area?
One of the CUBist made a comment that the fluids released from the tomato must be having some component like sugars, which is giving rise to a pungent smell. We were discussing on how is a sugar (Glucose taken as an example), is broken down into such a compound (Acid and Alcohol), which attracts the flies!
Here, an image taken from the internet was presented as a reference to the process of Alcoholic fermentation.
CUBE Chatshaala on 12th August 2020.
36 CUBists from 36 centres joined the webinar.
Breach Candy, South Mumbai: Arunan MC
Ghatkopar, Mumbai: Aashutosh Mule
Muvattapuzha, Kerala: Abhijith Vinod
Piravom, Kerala: Abhishek Unnikrishnan
Colaba, Maharashtra: Ameya Pawar
Thane, Maharashtra: Anshu Kadam
Kozhikode, Kerala: Arunima Kunju
Thriprayar, Kerala: Aswathy Suresh
Dadri, Uttar Pradesh: Bivas Nag
Goregaon, Mumbai: Deepak Sharma
Chikkabanavara, Bengaluru: Deepika Iyyangar
Nerul, Navi Mumbai: Drishtant M Kawale
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi: Kanishka Parashar
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh: Kiran Yadav
Patna, Bihar: Kriti
Dumka, Jharkhand: Kshipra
Kandassankadavu, Kerala: Lakshmy PJ
Powai, Mumbai: Lydia Mathew
Mahad, Raigad: Manasi Prasad
Andheri, Mumbai: Mandar Chavan
Ranchi, Jharkhand: Manjuel Jojo
Goa: Nidhi Kapileshwari
Mulund, Mumbai: Omkar Badnale
DSC, Delhi: P. Chitralekha
Chandigarh: Rajiv Kochhar
Morabadi, Ranchi: Rechel Tirkey
Titwala, Maharashtra: Ritik Baviskar
Bandra, Mumbai: Saida Sayyed
Panvel, Maharashtra: Shraddha Sonavane
Thanniam, Kerala: Sidhy PP
Mangalore, Karnataka: SK Pinto
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh: Swarupa
CGS, Antop Hill, Maharashtra: Swati Singh
Thane, Maharashtra: Vaibhavi Bhanushali
Prabhadevi, Maharashtra: Yash Sheregare
Paleti Alekhya Manjari