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His probes could revolutionize brain treatments

Guosong Hong 33 Stanford University Country of birth: China Guosong Hong invented a tool for probing the brain and retina down to the resolution of individual neurons. It’s essentially a mesh-like electrode that’s small and flexible enough to be coiled into a …Continue reading

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Technology and Cricket: An Uneasy Alliance?

When Saeed Ajmal made a late entry into the international cricketing circuit at age 32, he quickly went on to fill a void left in the Pakistani squad after an earlier-than-expected retirement of legendary off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in 2004. Best known …Continue reading

Rising temperatures could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims—roughly one-quarter of the world population—making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a lifetime, if health and finances permit. The ritual, known as the Hajj, …Continue reading

Using ICTs to reimagine the electoral process

The Indian general election of 2019 saw large-scale deployment of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) technology. It worked by generating a paper slip containing the name of the party and the candidate selected by a voter using Electronic Voting Machines …Continue reading

An insight into e-voting in 2019 Indian elections

Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is a former chief election commissioner of India. He has authored the book An Undocumented Wonder – The Making of the Great Indian Election. MIT Technology Review reached out to him for insight on technological interventions undertaken over the …Continue reading

A museum for the new age

Museums show how the past and the present are intricately linked together. By exhibiting material dating back in time, museums provide visitors with information needed to imagine a collective present, as nations or as human species. Advances in information and telecommunication technologies …Continue reading

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