In Conversation with Vania Cao

On November 24, 2020 by Promit Ray

The following post features an interview with Vania Cao; neuroscientist, author, artist, singer and founder of Free the PhD (FTP). FTP is a career transition platform helping PhDs pursue a fruitful career and professional life after they graduate. Chetana joins me in interviewing Vania about her multifaceted career, her transition […]

Sweating With An Artificial Skin

On October 3, 2020 by anon

Human body’s natural cooling mechanism, also known as sweating, is a messy phenomenon. It leaves you stinking with sweat rings and therefore is not the most desirable experience. It is comical to imagine a world where humans would have also been panting like other animals in order to regulate body […]

Current Diagnosis of Mental Disorders and its Limitations

On September 11, 2020 by anon

“A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning.”1 Well, the above is the classic definition of mental illness according to the American Psychiatric Association following […]

The Journey of DNA Sequencing

On August 23, 2020 by anon

Every life form has DNA which is woven together by base, sugar and phosphate groups. Determining the order or sequence of the four bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) is termed DNA Sequencing. The earliest known method of DNA sequencing, also called plus-minus sequencing, was developed by Sanger and Coulson. […]

Nicolas Bourbaki – An Author Who Never Existed

On August 15, 2020 by anon

History and Emergence When a student takes up Mathematics as a career for research, he (she) surely comes across this name Nicolas Bourbaki very soon. Mathematics is built on some basic laws which include definition of Sets, Numbers, their addition and much more. These laws are called Axioms (Peano Axioms […]

Killing microbes with Bubbles

On August 11, 2020 by anon

If you look into Google search statistics for the search ‘wash hands with soap’, you will find that the term saw a tremendous growth in popularity in the month of March.[1] This trend is quite easily explained as this was around the time when people started to understand the importance […]

Filesystem over S3 : s3backer

On July 25, 2020 by Aaruni Kaushik

Note : This note is a reprint of an article from my personal blog, with minor modifications. What is S3? Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides object storage through a web service interface. Amazon S3 uses the same […]

Leidenfrost Effect

On July 21, 2020 by Aaruni Kaushik

Can you heat water so quickly, that it refuses to boil? If you think not, I have some news for you! Enter Dr Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost. In 1756, Dr Leidenfrost wrote the book De Aquae Communis Nonnullis Qualitatibus Tractatus. In the book, he recorded over a hundred properties relating to […]