Abhinandan Ghosh

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How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat, mathematically speaking?

Brazil’s 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Germany in Belo Horizonte took players, pundits and fans completely by surprise. I was so shocked, I wanted to put a figure on exactly how shocked I should be. My flawed attempt to quantify my astonishment at the Brazilians’ thrashing is a cautionary tale for …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

NEPTUNE is streaming from the ocean floor

NEPTUNE, otherwise known as the North-East Pacific Time-Series Underwater Networked Experiment, is relaying real-time data from the bottom of the sea to researchers and the public alike. A detailed <i>Ars Technica</i> profile examines the subsea infrastructure that spans 800km (about 500 miles) in length …

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes from BAE Systems, a UK-based aerospace and defense contractor that builds defense aircraft for partners around the world. Earlier this month, the company …

6 PC Gaming Alternatives to Steam

PC Gamers have more options than ever.<p>Valve may have a very steady grip on the digital distribution market, but that doesn't mean Steam should be …

Apple Patents Glass Fusing and Machining Technology

Never mind Google Glass, let's talk Apple glass. While Apple files manufacturing patents all of the time, the one that fansite Apple Insider …

Google Glass