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- Coming Soon - A Cure For Myopia
I never wanted my kids to go through this. I was so helpless, but hopeful about the advancement of technology in this field.
- Beautiful Mathematics in Control Theory
What is common between stimulus packages, launch vehicles, robots and inverted pendulums?
- Photo Essay: Moon Struck
Some photographs of the biggest full moon of 2010.
- Solar Eclipse and the Haiti Earthquake
Question is the essence behind scientific discoveries, if brushed aside could become counterproductive to science.
- Eclipsing the Eclipse
Solar and Lunar eclipses are usual occurrences and so also the controversies surrounding it.
- Book Review: Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
A simple yet superb book on how checklists can dramatically improve medical practice.
- Brand Confusion in Indian Pharma
These brands are akin to the pirated books we get on the foot-path; it has everything other than the rewards reaching the author
- Book Review: Living Green - The Missing Manual
The book has been written from the perspective of a person living green.
- Creation is a Vibration
Vedanta and its philosophy of creation and existence has affected the debate in Modern science more than once.
- Beyond Words
There is an immense treasure of Intelligence within and out there, that lies beyond the knowledge of books and beyond the chatter of our own
- Every Drop Makes An Ocean
It felt like society was addicted to, hooked on the Profit+Power. Like a Cocaine fix, even knowing that it is eating up our insides
- Major Glacier Meltdown Underway
The melting of the glaciers has both long term and short term effects.
- Book Review: Masterminds of Programming
Conversations with the creators of major programming languages
- North Korea Launches Rocket Over Japan
The enfant-terrible of North Korea is up to his old tricks.
- Lights Out at the Earth Hour
TERI has been doing all this green stuff long before it became a mantra for the rest of the world.
- Cisco Introduces Unified Computing System
Will Cisco's differentiators will be long-lasting or indeed, truly different?
- President Obama Reverses George Bush's Stem Cell Research Policy
As Obama reverses yet another policy of the Bush administration, it is absolutely perplexing to comprehend George Bush's view & decision.
- Changing The Mindset - From Scientists To Entrepreneurs
A talented scientist who comes up with a novel idea won’t have to play office politics or be sycophantic to his/her boss any more.
- Health Care at Home
"Diet is the primary source of our health issues. After all we are what we eat."
- The Healthcare Crisis, Part One
The final spoke is the consumer. This is where the biggest blame lies in the whole system.
- Global Warming More Severe Than Thought
Consequences likely to come faster than thought
- Human Cloning - The Clone Wars
Will a similar fate befall cloned humans?
- Iran Launches Indigenous Satellite
"Iran's presence in space with the aim of expanding monotheism, peace and justice has now been officially recorded in history."
- A Limitation Of The Scientific Method
Scientists will do much better in their disciplines if they include meditation in their curriculum.
- Action Sociology: Human Rights with Sanitation
Pathakji has transcended anger and hatred to make a difference, a big difference, through social entrepreneurship.
- Book Review: Head First Statistics
A good statistics study book with an emphasis on distributions.
- Book Review: Head First Physics
A Learner's companion to Mechanics and Practical Physics
- Book Review: The Last Lecture
Pausch: Time is all you have. And you may find one day that you have less than you think.
- Government Funding of Science
The role of government and the effects of government spending in science and commercial projects
- Medical Ignorance and Patient's Bliss
Ignorance could be bliss, at times in medicine too
- Book Review: The Way We Will Be 50 Years From Today
There are a few essays that really should be the only ones they should have published - and boy, they're good.
- Chandrayaan-I: Money Down the Drain or Time to Celebrate?
How can you quantify the benefits and the advantages of being at the vanguard of space research and exploration?
- Chandrayaan-I - Not A Waste of Money and Resources
There is an inherent lack of understanding amongst the people in India about the use and potential of technology to improve the well being of
- Dyscalculia - Not Having Fun With Numbers
Its not the end of the world to finally put a tag on what I have lived with all my life.
- Markham Ice Shelf Breaks Away In Arctic
We can now start seeing the effects of global warming, and as yet, the engines of civilization are still pumping.
- Navadarshanam: An Experiment in Alternative Living
It is an experiment in alternative living, living in a way that does not disturb the balance of the nature in and around you.
- Problems Implementing The Restriction of Hazardous Substances
This simple directive was issued without consideration of all of the consequences.
- Book Review: Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture
Here's a terrific do-it-yourself book for the chemistry enthusiast, with everything you need to know about setting up your own chemistry lab.
- Book Review: Ramana Maharishi's Philosophy of Existence and Modern Science
This should make you a believer in science and therefore spirituality!
- Rocket Science, Parenting and Beyond
Haven't we all at some point of time said, "I may not be a rocket scientist but..."?
- Attrition And New Recruits
Especially new joinees leave the firm, a little after the embryonic stage of their job career cycle.
- Albert Einstein on God
Einstein was not a religious man the way most people describe religiosity, and he was no believer in personal god.
- Book Review:The Varieties of Scientific Experience
A deeply religious book on science.
- Saving the Planet by Going Vegetarian
By far the most important non-CO2 greenhouse gas is methane, and the number one source of methane worldwide is animal agriculture.
- Dr. Dipak Desai Surrenders License in Hepatitis Scare
As many as 40,000 people may have been infected with the deadly hepatitis C virus or HIV from a Las Vegas clinic
- Movie Review: Jumper
If you could teleport yourself somewhere right now, where would you go?
- Media Watch: Snowstorms, Obama, Clinton, & Cables
Peace is bad for big business
- GARCH Models, Fat Tails, & the Behavior of Financial Markets
How unlikely can an event be before you manage it?
- Girish Bharadwaj: An Unsung Hero
Trifle makes perfection but perfection is not a trifle, these words of wisdom apply to this master artisan.
- DVD Review: RX for Survival- A Global Health Challenge
I am hopeful about the world coming together at the face of a global challenge.
- Can Indians Distinguish Between Religion and Science?
They think that Science is not much different from Religion; Science and Religion are equally dogmatic;
- Book Review: The Unofficial LEGO MINSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide
David Perdue's book is an enthusiastic and systematic starter guide for Lego robot fans.
- San Diego Fires, Chinese Smog and Desi Dung Patties
This was another contributor to global warming, and yes, an inconvenient truth.
- Forgetting History: Delhi’s “Iron Pillar”
The history behind the mistakenly named "Delhi Iron Pillar"
- James Watson Vs. Howard Gardner - What Does Intelligence Mean?
Isn't it time for us to take a look at the true meaning of intelligence?
- James Watson Claims Race Determines Intelligence
The presumption that every human being is equally intelligent or able is not correct.
- Book Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book
A cookbook on building robots with Lego's bestselling Mindstorms NXT kit proves to be an excellent intermediate text.
- Interplanetary Spaceships, Cosmic Hotties, WMDs, and Mission Accomplished!
We are finally ready to check some cosmic bodies out!
- Science and Mythology
Science is not good enough to answer these questions because such stories exist in the minds of the people.
- India's Development Noise - Good For Growth?
It takes one set of qualities to succeed as a country and quite another to survive as a civilization.