S1E59 CUBE Chatshaala: Exploring New ways of Learning

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Timing: 05.30pm to 09.00pm
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Key points:

  1. we have two Hypothesis: A. Fruit Flies prefer the less wet area to the more wet area.
    Fruit flies prefer the less wet periphery than the wet area between the bait and the periphery
    B. More fruit flies at periphery becuase of fermented product and less in between zone(tomato and
    periphery) because of alcohol + water
    Fruit flies accumulate at the periphery pn account of a factor present in greater concentration there than in
    the zone between the bait and the periphery
  2. Concentration of Fermented product would be more on the tomato or on the paper??
  3. Or that concentration of fermented product is less on the periphery?
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CUBE Chatshaala on 13th August 2020.

Image from the whiteboard of CUBE Chatshaala
Continuing from the hypothesis put forward and discussed yesterday, another CUBist made a hypothesis on the same context of why are fruit flies sitting on the periphery (mark made by the dried tomato juice/liquid) and not on the tomato?
We had principles of chromatography being used in an experiment performed at a CUBists’ home lab.

A glimpse of the data presented by CUBists working on the model system, Cardamine. Here, the discussion was on an experiment on the germination rate of the old and new Cardamine seeds under manipulated conditions.

37 CUBists from 34 centres joined the webinar.

Breach Candy, South Mumbai: Arunan MC
Ghatkopar, Mumbai: Aashutosh Mule
Varkala, Kerala: Aavani RG
Muvattapuzha, Kerala: Abhijith Vinod
Colaba, Maharashtra: Ameya Pawar
Kolkata, West Bengal: Anushka Dutta
Kozhikode, Kerala: Arunima Kunju
Thriprayar, Kerala: Aswathy Suresh
Kolkata, West Bengal: Batul P
Nerul, Navi Mumbai: Drishtant M Kawale
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi: Kanishka Parashar
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh: Kiran Yadav
Bhind, MP: Komal Suman Singh
Mullassery, Kerala: Krishna
Patna, Bihar: Kriti
Dumka, Jharkhand: Kshipra
Powai, Mumbai: Lydia Mathew
Kokar, Ranchi, Jharkhand: Man Masih Beck
Ranchi, Jharkhand: Manjuel Jojo
Byculla, Mumbai: Nazish Kaunchale
Mulund, Mumbai: Omkar Badnale
DSC, Delhi: P. Chitralekha
Morabadi, Jharkhand: Rechel Tirkey
Bandra, Mumbai: Saida Sayyed
Mira Road, Mumbai: Sana Jalili
ANDC, Delhi: Sarita Kumar
Patna, Bihar: Shahla Yasmin
Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra: Shivam Kumar Sriwas
Panvel, Maharashtra: Shraddha Sonavane
Thanniam, Kerala: Sidhy PP
Tubingen, GERMANY: Sruthi Sunil
Thrissur, Kerala: Thampuru Bhaskaran
Mulund, Mumbai: Tulika Sharma
Thane, Maharashtra: Vaibhavi Bhanushali
KMC, Delhi: Yamal Gupta
Prabhadevi, Mumbai: Yash Sheregare
Paleti Alekhya Manjari


We had a visitor from Germany? curious to know who was that?


It was great to had Sruthi Sunil yesterday in our Cube Chatshaala session. Sruthi Sunil is pursuing Phd. In plant immunity from Germany.