Sunday , September 20 2020

Science & Futurism

Let us Code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat!

Narendra Modi for Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Let us Code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat! India has a very vibrant tech and start up ecosystem, which has done India proud nationally as well as globally. Our youngsters have excelled in providing tech solutions across sectors. The Covid-19 Pandemic has also brought about a big disruption, which is being tackled through the use of technology to aid our day to day lives. …

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Covid-19 vaccine development regulations

COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. People infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate illness related to the respiration system and recover without any special treatment. Those with underlying medical problems like chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, and older people are more likely to develop serious illness. Protect yourself and others …

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FOOTPRINTS OF COVID-19 ON ENVIRONMENT

Flamingos in Mumbai

Coronavirus is the major challenge of the century which has spurted across the globe. The world has come to a standstill. The pandemic has deeply impacted every aspect of this planet in its own way, be it mankind or the environment. The new infectious respiratory disease originated in Wuhan Hubei province, China in December 2019, which was named COVID-19 by WHO. This fatal …

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The protectors of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are under development

Coronavirus vaccine

In the second week of December of 2019, a novel coronavirus case was identified in a small local fish and animal market in Wuhan city, Hubei province in China. Until then, the word “Corona” was only heard when people use to order a refreshing beer after hectic work. As the disease has infected a humungous population, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the …

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Indian Foundations of Modern Science

Indian origin of Modern Science

Scholars see India and Greece as the two principal birthplaces of science. School textbooks tell us about Pythagoras, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, geometry of the Vedic altars, the invention of zero in India, Yoga psychology, and Indian technology of steel-making that went into the manufacture of the best swords. But if you take the trouble of reading scholarly books, articles and …

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Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the Self

Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the self

There are many scientists and engineers who believe that computers will eventually become conscious. Computer scientists Bernard Baars and Stan Franklin wrote in 2009: “consciousness may be produced by algorithms running on the machine.” MIT Technology Review in October 2017 opined that this may happen in the not-too-distant future. Given the fact that biological evolution is slower than technological evolution, there is fear that …

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Could A.I be considered a person under the law?

A.I Sophia

Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for A.I (Artificial Intelligence) systems to be recognized as people too – …

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AI More Efficient in Detecting Skin Cancer Than Doctors, Finds Study

Artificial Intelligence

On average, flesh and blood dermatologists accurately detected 86.6 percent of skin cancers from the images, compared to 95 percent for the convolutional neural network (CNN). A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against the machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, …

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Elon Musk Emailed Tesla Employees Tips on How to Be More Productive

Elon Musk email to employees

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the 46 years old entrepreneur is known for extraordinary productivity and innovation. Musk recently told Tesla employees they’d  be moving to an ambitious 24/7 schedule to get Model 3 production on track. In an email announcing the changes, Elon Musk offered the employees a list of his own productivity tips. As SpaceX COO Gwynne …

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ISRO making India proud since its inception

ISRO

With 95 spacecraft missions including 3 Nano satellites and a Micro Satellite, 65 Launch Missions including Scramjet-TD & RLV-TD, 9 ‘student’ satellites, 2 Re-entry missions and most importantly, 237 Foreign Satellites of 28 countries ISRO is undoubtedly the pride of India. The ISRO was established in 1969 and its success stories are far outnumbered than its failures. The organisation has propelled the country into an …

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