Humans Can’t Watch All the Surveillance Cameras Out There, So Computers Are

Computers equipped with artificial intelligence video analytics software are able to monitor footage in real time, flag unusual activities, and identify faces in crowds. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Strangeness of Murray Gell-Mann

In the 1940s and 1950s, experimentalists dredged up the so-called strange particles, a group of really heavy particles that Murray Gell-Mann studied to make sense of the strong nuclear force. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The Scientist as Rebel in the Indian Cultural Milieu

The dynastic blood relation as a prop for personal advancement is a fundamental theme of our cultural ethos, and it stifles original research and thinking in India. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Why do so many Indians have this overwhelming desire to prove Einstein wrong?

Why do so many Indians have this overwhelming desire to prove Einstein wrong? | Continue reading | 4 months ago

How Much Is a Woman's Labour Worth?

Mid-day meal cooks in Bihar – mostly women from Dalit and Adivasi communities – are subject to the worst kind of institutional gender discrimination. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

'The Wandering Earth': What China’s Latest Sci-Fi Blockbuster Has to Offer

A Chinese sci-fi epic is breaking box office records and exporting a vision of a new world order as it does so. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Mmillion indian workers protest for two days

An estimated 200 million workers across various sectors carried out a protest against the Modi government’s ‘anti-labour’ policies. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Indian Supreme Court upholds validity of Aadhaar but puts strict restrictions

The court has placed strict restrictions on the scope of the project while striking down contentious provisions of the Aadhaar Act. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Why the Sight of an Overflowing Reservoir Is Not Always Good News

As India moves into a period of climatic uncertainty, it must give serious thought to the counterintuitive option of removing dams instead of creating new ones. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

The Spectacle That Is Elon Musk Coming Undone

Over the weekend, the billionaire entrepreneur called one of the expert divers in the Thai cave rescue a pedophile after being told Musk's offer to help was a "PR stunt". | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Beauty Is Truth, Truth Is Beauty, and Other Lies of Physics

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India will have net neutrality

With the telecom department accepting the regulator's recommendations, the government will amend the telecom licence agreements to hard-code the new rules. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

India approves in new telecom policy

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Facebook Says Saavn, Airtel Among Companies That Got Special Access to User Data

Saavn received a temporary exemption after Facebook said it cut off access to user data in 2015, while Airtel was authorised to tap into user data as part of an integration partnership. | Continue reading | 1 year ago