Science & Tech

November, 2014

  • 10 November

    Obama Wants to Preserve Net Neutrality

    President Obama has called keeping the Internet free and open for everyone by preserving net neutrality. The message comes just days after news leaked that the FCC was planning on reclassifying the Internet as a utility — meaning it could face tougher regulations — but would still allow fast lanes.

  • 2 November

    VW to Launch 20 Electric Vehicles in China

    The launch of green cars will help with China’s serious smog problem.

October, 2014

  • 9 October

    U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

    In the decades since the last Moon landing in 1972, America’s horizons have shrunk and withered. Human spaceflight remains a core American success, but it has lost direction and, since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, basic capability.

  • 8 October

    Your Phone Screen Just Won the Nobel Prize

    Last year it was for an elusive particle, but this year the ubiquitous LED takes its place on the Nobel rostrum.

  • 6 October

    Don’t Drink the Farm

    Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?

September, 2014

  • 29 September

    India Gives Green Light to Build Country’s Largest Dam

    Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts.

  • 28 September

    The Hitchbot’s Guide to Traveling Across a Continent

    How a robot travelled 6,000 kilometers across Canada relying on the kindness of strangers.

  • 4 September

    Staving Off Traffic Jams Along Information Superhighway

    Every major consumer group, a nationwide coalition of mayors, and thousands of startups and small businesses have joined millions of people in urging the FCC to save Net Neutrality.

  • 3 September

    Why Do Indians Want to Study Abroad?

    Unable to cope with increasing demand for higher education, more and more students from India are heading to the West. New statistics show that offers of admission to Indian post-graduate students are up 25 per cent for 2013-14 from the previous year. But the bigger problem is that majority of these students are staying abroad after completing education, causing brain-drain — a bad news for India’s high-tech economy aspirations.

August, 2014

  • 25 August

    How Much Do We Know About Privacy on Facebook?

    How far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook Messenger app, the answer appears to be: “Not as far as Facebook thinks.”