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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

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