Science

  • Mind-reading technology lets locked-in patients to communicate

    People with a rare condition called complete locked-in syndrome may finally have a link to the outside world. By reading the brain activity of completely paralyzed people in a new way, researchers could tell whether the test subjects were thinking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in response to a question. The...
  • Canadian students rank fourth for science performance

    Canadian students are among the top performers in science, according to a new international ranking that shows a marked departure from the challenges faced in math. Canada placed fourth over all in science, tied with Finland and behind Singapore, Japan and Estonia, in the latest results from the OECD’s...
  • Will Sci-Fi Bots Write the Next Great Dystopian Novel?

    OAKLAND, Calif. — William Faulkner kept the words flowing with a steady drip of whiskey. Laurence Sterne conquered writer’s block by shaving his beard. Ernest Hemingway stopped writing just when the story got good, so he’d always know where to pick up the next day. But perhaps the next...
  • 40 Most Successful Inventions of All Time

    Here’s a brief tour through some of the most important innovations in human history. Let me know in the comments if you think I left out any important ones! 1. Fire (400,000 BCE) –  The controlled use of fire was an invention in the early Stone Age, with some...
  • ISRO Aims World Record With Launch of 83 Satellites on a Single Rocket: India

    Indian space agency ISRO is aiming for a world record by putting into orbit 83 satellites – two Indian and 81 foreign – on a single rocket in early 2017, a top official of Antrix Corporation said. He said the company’s order book stands at Rs. 500 crores while...