Science & Technology

Bitcoin: Every New Bubble is the Same Old Story

Reading Time: 5 minutesBitcoin is a virtual currency, which is generated through a mathematical formula by a computer software at regular time intervals. By 2040, 21 million bitcoins would be generated, explains Tarun, analysing how it works, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I was leaving the clinic, my good friend, a specialist doctor asked, […]

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Freud and the Processes of Thinking in Schizophrenia – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesFreud debated whether it might be more useful to conceptualise the difference between consciousness and unconsciousness in terms of a functional change of state of the psychic apparatus—as we might say, of the system of symbolic processes and internalised symbolic forms, explains Prof. Ashoka, in the second part of the three-part erudite research, in the […]

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Technology, a Haven for Wildlife

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor animal lovers, knowing about different technologies that save animals perks them up, says Farheen, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths, The climate and increasing human population are the major reasons for the disappearance of animals at alarming rates. So, how can we save animals? Technology has proven to be the haven for […]

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The Language of Schizophrenia – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesLanguage and what we experience through it has been deeply contested by various scholars. A renowned psychiatrist, Prof. Ashoka, delves into the theory of language, its symbolisations and much more, as interpreted by Sullivan, Cassirer, Whorf, Sapir, Lidz, and Freud, in the first part of this three-part erudite research, in the weekly column. A Different […]

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Professor Obaid Siddiqi: A Tribute on his Birth Anniversary!

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe most distressing part is that not just Prof. Obaid Siddiqui’s contributions, but the person himself is not remembered the way he should have been, not just in Uttar Pradesh, the state he belonged to and Purvanchal region where he was born and brought up but also in the scientific circles, states Prof. Ashoka, paying […]

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Health and Technology: What is Trending?

Reading Time: 4 minutesFarheen talks about the emerging trends in technology, particularly in the health sector, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. We have been reading almost every day about the technological advancements. So, we have 3D-printing, robotics, nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and other technologies. Such technologies are paving way […]

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Technology is Omnipresent

Reading Time: 4 minutesBangalore-based Farheen tells us how technology helps control temperatures effectively. Here are three necessities in our daily lives – it helps in keeping our tea or coffee warm, innovative heating equipment for homes or integrating GPS into the vehicles to detect icy cold roads. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Technology […]

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Technology and Agriculture: Food for Thought

Reading Time: 5 minutesFarheen tells us how technology has helped agriculture, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  With so much of hustle-bustle around technology, thereby, most of us literary getting addicted to technology has really changed the way we look at things. So, do you think, is there really any field that is immune to technology […]

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Navigating in the Dark

Reading Time: 4 minutesTapati talks of navigation now and in the ancient time, telling us about Matsya Yantra, in India, much before the compass that we know now. Here’s an erudite research, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I was idling in my balcony, enjoying the cool breeze of early winter, gazing at the evening […]

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Uber Uber Ban Ban, AI set to Rule the World, Shah Rukh gets the Moon, Khichdi Promo, and Hookah Bar

Reading Time: 4 minutesA far-right activist was banned from ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft after launching into a vitriolic anti-Muslim tirade in the wake of the New York terrorist attack. Stephen Hawking feels that robots (AI) will eventually replace humans completely. SRK, who celebrated his birthday on Friday (Nov. 3) owns several acres of land on Moon. The […]

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