Technology

axolotl

An adorable, tiny, smiley-faced, and feathery-gilled Mexican salamander called an axolotl could be the answer to the future’s medical advancements. Contrary to its amicable appearance, these lizards don’t hesitate to bite off and eat away at their fellow lizard’s arms. Although it’s not all gruesome, they can grow whole new arms—bones, muscle, skin, nerves and all – over a few months.   “It’s pretty gruesome, but cannibalism...

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In April 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building, collapsed in Savar, a sub-district in the Greater Dhaka Area, the capital of Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people died, and more than 2,500 were injured. It is considered to be the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern history. Now, the question is: How can one know whether the products we buy have been manufactured responsibly? Wall...

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pop-culture

According to a study conducted on Americans, around 70% of them are likely to binge-watch a series – maybe even two – in holidays. With the overflowing collection of sci-fi or alternate reality shows, people are also more likely to prefer Westworld, Stranger Things or Mr Robot. As said by The Atlantic, pop-culture might be having their own ‘metaphysical moment’. However, according to Nathan Blake,...

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We have often heard terms like cloud computing and the Internet of Things without quite understanding them until and unless you have a solid computer software background. Yet, these terms are changing our daily lives. Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. In layman’s terms, in cloud computing, the...

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material

Northeastern University’s physicists, Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar, did some groundbreaking discovery in their four-year project. What they found was a new material, made of boron, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. What’s more, it also shows magnetic, electrical, and optical properties along with with DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) thermal ones too. It has a vast field of applications – right from 20MP arrays for cellphone...

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The complexity of major challenges surrounding health, security, mobility, sustainability, and democracy demands a long-term shared research effort that crosses disciplinary boundaries. The design as an ‘interdisciplinary and integrative discipline’ can empower the network between and across disciplines and help in making information transparent. The design also facilitates the cross-disciplinary discourse itself through innovative communication methods, and as a ‘third discipline’ mediates across humanics.   Paolo Ciuccarelli...

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Facebook

Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey has decided to “stop all political advertising on Twitter globally” and it was something that was expected of Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook but was done by Dorsey. It might also be seen as something that was the right thing to do at the right time. The paid-for political reach enabled by “highly optimised and targeted” messaging’s extent is largely unknown...

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Disruptive technology

Disruptive technology means the technology which sweeps away the current habits of the customers and replaces it with something completely new. We can see that everywhere these days. Amazon taking online shopping to new heights, food delivery apps revolutionising the hospitality industry, even internet and television were a disruptive technology in their time.   “Businesses are being decimated by others that are adopting disruptive technology and then...

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