Science & Technology

The Future: Embeddable Technology

Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how embedded microchip can bring about a huge paradigm shift in our day-to- day life. Read more about these wondrous innovations, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For all the people who are working in offices and find it difficult to carry your ID cards, paying for the food, and other […]

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Air Travel Becoming Awesome: Hats Off to Technologies!

Farheen tells us how technology is making air travel much easier these days. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Air travel is one of the most convenient and preferred modes of travelling. But, when the travellers think about air travel, considering a lot of factors, they get jittery and stressful. When […]

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No Monkey Business: So What if Humans Share 98.6% of Genetic Materials with Chimpanzees!

If chimpanzees and humans share 98.6 percent of their genetic material, then doesn’t it follow that there ought to be an extraordinarily high degree of mental similarity as well? In fact, the more we compare humans and chimpanzees, the more the differences are becoming apparent. Even geneticists are starting to catch up with the reality […]

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Technology Helping the Differently-abled People

Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how some gadget, app, or a device is empowering differently-abled people. Read more about these, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s heartening to know that with each passing day, Special people, who are physically challenged (read differently-abled) are being empowered by different technological advancements. These days, some gadget, […]

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The Physics of Sound and the Dynamics of Hearing

Evolution has fostered an active process whose performance approaches the limits set by the physics of sound. The ear’s intrinsic amplifier additionally tunes our responsiveness to specific frequencies of sound, thus facilitating the recognition of sound sources and the discrimination of speech. The active process also allows us to analyse acoustic signals over a million-fold […]

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Evolving Technologies for Healthcare

Bangalore-based Farheen tells about the evolving technologies in the healthcare sector. Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Technology has become the cornerstone of almost everything irrespective of the industry it is being used. The most important and incredible use is in the field of healthcare. We know how crucial […]

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Demotics: Smart Homes and Smarter You

Demotics or smart homes or building automation is the automatic centralised control for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a building management system or building automation system (BAS). Bangalore-based Farheen tells us more about smart homes that are the new magical wand, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Have […]

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Scientific Revolutions: How Genes Respond to Changes in Earth, Moon, and Mars – III

Mechanical issues – flow and sheer over cellular surfaces–are known to influence genes that are important to human health. The cells that line the surfaces of blood vessels play crucial roles in lethal disorders – for example, in aneurysms – and particular genes in these cells have been known for some while to change their […]

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The Magical Flying Ambulance: A Redeemer

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) by bystanders, who witnessed a cardiac arrest can considerably improve survival. A defibrillator drone is a quadcopter that carries an AED. Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how drones can help save lives, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Cardiac arrest is a medical […]

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Scientific Revolutions: Exploring the Connections between Causation and Probability – II

The connections between causation, probability, and network representations suggested that with appropriate assumptions and background knowledge, something about the causal structure can be learned from observation, and the outcomes of some ideal interventions can be predicted. In the second part of the three-part series on the subject, Ashoka gives us unique insight into scientific revolutions, […]

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