Pithiraj Chandra

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We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

The idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is …

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

Oh yes, there's a video.<p>We've already covered their DIY project to build your very own mind-controlled cyborg cockroach, but now the North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any …

There's a lot more to neuroscience than media 'neuromania'

Neuroscience gets a lot of press. Popular media outlets run the latest story of a brain scan that predicts your political leanings (but see a …

Hacking the arms trade

At a 2011 Amnesty event in Trafalgar Square, the crowd were asked to show solidarity with the people of Egypt by holding up their phones clasped in a …

3D Printer Headed for the ISS Passes Critical Microgravity Flight Tests

The first 3D printer bound for space passed a series of critical microgravity tests at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Made in Space, …

Space Exploration