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How an Environmental Activist Became a Pioneer for Climate Justice in India

#CSE Just read: How an Environmental Activist Became a Pioneer for Climate Justice in India Sunita Narain, 56, is perhaps India's most well-known environmental activist. The director of a small but influential Delhi-based NGO called the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), she has been included on Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People; last… Continue Reading

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA

Let's talk spill-overs and biological malware! Just read: Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule allowed them to take control of a computer used to analyze it. Srikanth Perinkulam Continue Reading

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Makes me wonder if we as humans, were engineered by another intelligent form as a version of an AI, to create a smarter generation of AI. And if this really is a cascading iteration, which neural node are we in? Drawing a parallel, the current 'generation' of AI isn't probably 'aware' of the existence of… Continue Reading

Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi

Just read: Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi When I began studying how animals swim, I didn’t feel much like a physicist. I’d just finished my bachelor’s in physics during which time I’d been taught that physicists work on one of a handful of buzzwords: quantum mechanics, cosmology, gauge theory, and so on. Srikanth Perinkulam Continue Reading

When a Smart City Is Run on the Blockchain

About a year ago, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced a plan to secure government documents on the blockchain by 2020, making it the first blockchain-powered city, ever. Dubai’s blockchain strategy is built on three pillars: government efficiency, industry creation, and international leadership. Just read: When a Smart City Is Run on the Blockchain  … Continue Reading