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Category Archives: Science and technology

06 May, 2009

The Khan Academy

This Salman Khan deserves to be called a hero. Terrific educational videos. (Via Prashant.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 1:29 AM

06 June, 2008

Global Warming Solution

Cow and Sheep flatulence inoculation developed. :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 7:35 AM

23 March, 2008

I may not be a cat person

But I love the Cat’s Eye Nebula. Has aged well, hasn’t it? :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 12:29 AM

31 December, 2007

Solar Power Muscle Turned On

A 14 megawatt plant, generating 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, is on now. A good fillip for the energy conservation movement.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Science and technology at 4:49 AM

22 December, 2007

Mars is in trouble

Asteroid could ram into it.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Science and technology at 6:18 AM

Uncanny Valley

Book‘s premise: By 2050, humans and robots will be falling in love, having sex, and getting married on a regular basis. Reviews - 1, 2.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 4:48 AM

17 December, 2007

Megacities: A Trend of the 21st Century

19 cities in the world, with 20 million population in the 21st century. Check out the multimedia presentation.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Science and technology at 7:21 AM

05 December, 2007

The Persistence of Memory

And vice versa. (Link via email from Silk-list.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 4:46 PM

14 September, 2007

At a store near you some day soon

Thanks to IBM, an “ipod” that could store every single TV program broadcast during a week on 120 channels.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 6:48 AM

Google Lunar X Prize

In 2004, the $10M Ansari X-Prize. Today - a new challenge: an unmanned moon shot, with a $25M bounty, sponsored by Google.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 6:40 AM

12 September, 2007

The funniest tech comics…

... are very, very funny. (Via email from octa8on.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment | Science and technology at 4:28 PM

30 August, 2007

Too important to be left to chance

Next time someone says something happened randomly, ask them if it was truly random or pseudo-random.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 2:17 AM

24 August, 2007

Out-of-body experiences…

...can be simulated.

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 6:02 PM

15 August, 2007

If your car gets stolen…

... deactivate it.

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 7:17 PM

05 August, 2007

Stay Lazy

Apparently “walking does more than driving to cause global warming”. Couch potatoes rejoice!

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 12:07 PM

03 August, 2007

Google Phone

They’ve got your mail, your news, your search and now it’s coming soon to a phone near you.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 11:25 AM

02 August, 2007

The Future is Now

Have some time to spare? Maybe you can build a time machine.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 4:04 PM

At the “most fundamental level of physical reality”..

..it seems, time may not exist! The rishis were right - sab maaya hai (it’s all an illusion.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 3:31 AM

01 August, 2007

The blue screen of death…

... is now a tattoo. (Via email from Prabhu.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Science and technology at 5:17 PM

16 July, 2007

Sushi-powered

To cut down on imported biofuels, Japan looks into extracting ethanol from seaweed.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 7:20 PM

Web 2.0 Presidential Campaign

Duncan Riley on Ron Paul and the rise of internet campaigns.

Posted by Gautam in Politics | Science and technology at 1:16 PM

14 July, 2007

Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan reading a paragraph from his book Pale Blue Dot - set to a video.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 5:08 PM

God Is the Machine

A mind-bending meditation on the transcendent power of digital computation.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 4:53 PM

Learning to forget

Brain scans help scientists understand how the mind blocks painful memories.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 4:50 PM

Dream on

Finally some benefits to avoiding, procrastinating, and dithering.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 4:48 PM

11 July, 2007

10 politically incorrect truths..

..about human nature. For eg: seems most women benefit from polygyny, while most men benefit from monogamy!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 9:22 AM

10 July, 2007

MIT of India

An IIT reunion in Silicon Valley.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 10:23 AM

07 July, 2007

The Sun Revolves Around The Earth

One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Oddball | Science and technology at 2:10 AM

03 July, 2007

Nokia faces lawsuit…

...over spelling errors.

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 10:07 AM

30 June, 2007

Pictures. From Kites.

Ever wonder what pictures you’d get if you stuck a camera on a kite? XKCD tried it...

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology | The visual arts at 5:50 PM

25 June, 2007

Seen this before?

Scientific American Mind delves into déjà vu.

Posted by MadMan in Science and technology at 4:59 PM

Best gadget ever made

Or is it the worst? Puchipuchi

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 4:29 PM

16 June, 2007

Nice place to chill beer

The coldest place in the Universe is… in Brighton, UK?

Posted by MadMan in Science and technology at 2:16 AM

12 June, 2007

E-Bomb

How does it work?

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 7:26 PM

PopSci Invention Awardees..

...for 2007 include magic wands, velcro without ripping sounds, arrows that don’t go thwack, and more!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 3:54 AM

Flexing the zygomaticus major muscle

Spot the fake smiles.  I got only 10 out of 20 right! - via Digg

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 3:32 AM

08 June, 2007

Creationists…

...now have their own museum. Science is suspended.

Posted by Gautam in Arts and entertainment | Science and technology at 11:31 AM

Monitor the Web

In real-time. By music consumption. And much more. 

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 11:20 AM

07 June, 2007

Why did T. Rex have big teeth?

To tear open coconuts, of course!

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 10:14 AM

Net History 9.0

Remember what the number one technology-related product of all time by PC World in 1994 was? Well, its version 9.0 is out. You can blame your Internet addiction on its ancestor.

Posted by Patrix in Science and technology at 1:34 AM

29 May, 2007

Fring

Check it out. Very useful tool for those using GPRS.

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 5:35 PM

23 May, 2007

Sanskrit Scanning

Google and Mysore University announce partnership to scan 800,000 manuscripts.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 10:52 AM

22 May, 2007

Population Control

The Greeks had it down to pat. Pity they harvested the plant to extinction.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 11:18 AM

17 May, 2007

Logitech unveils fun mice

Racer mouse, the Tiger mouse, the Zebra mouse, and the Spot mouse. More details, here

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 10:34 AM

15 May, 2007

A bird’s eye view

Live Global Temperatures. Also, World Sunlight Maps and a view of the earth from various satellites.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Science and technology at 12:59 PM

08 May, 2007

Now That’s What I Call Computing Power

George Lucas and his render farm

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Science and technology at 9:57 PM

24 April, 2007

HP unveils Edgeline printers

But is not selling them.

Posted by Prabhu in Science and technology at 10:50 AM

23 April, 2007

Bad Memories?

Thanks to the wonders of modern science, you can now erase memories.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology at 8:21 AM

21 April, 2007

See Through Walls

A radio antenna and radio receiver - equipment totaling less than £1000 - is all you need.

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in Science and technology at 6:45 PM

19 April, 2007

Email Ruins Relationship

Apparently a Blackberry outage ruined Rafael’s relationship!

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous | Science and technology at 8:40 AM