December, 2015

Copy Cats set to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a new trend that’s gaining momentum in the arena of medication. There are a host of copycat medicines that are coming our way, which are set to revolutionize medicine costs, offering more customized treatment. Chemically synthesized drugs like choles­terol-lowering Lipitor, the one-time phar­maceutical sales leader, gained a host of replicas churned out by generic drug com­panies once patent protection […]

Will Google Repeat an Android in Artificial Intelligence?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Artificial Intelligence is making headway in more ways than one, entering into mainstream everyday life across quarters. As we near the end of 2015, I can look back to find three very prominent applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that have been implemented by three industry giants. • In Jan-Feb 2015, Facebook open sourced its optimized deep-learning modules for Torch which […]

Need a Diamond? Q-Carbon Can Make One in 15 Minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Diamonds are not just a woman’s best friend, but an intriguing aspect for scientists too. For decades now, scientists have tried to synthesize artificial diamonds in the lab by recreating the environment of high heat and pressure found in the bowels of the Earth which crushes graphite into sparkling gems. Some have also experimented with a method called chemical vapor […]

Google Promises Needle-Free Blood Tests For Diabetics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Non-invasive medicare is gaining momentum, and Google is making large strides towards this new era of healthcare. If the news of Google Lens to test blood sugar levels through tears was any comfort for diabetics, then here’s another for those who need to undergo regular blood tests. Google recently filed a patent application that describes a technology to draw small […]

Magic Gel Heals Wounds in Seconds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Uncontrolled bleeding, either during a battle or due to lack of coagulating substances in the blood, has been a primary cause for deaths due to injury from the days of yore. Prehistoric medical data suggests that man used grass and herbs to dress wounds. Towards the period of Sushruta in 1100 BC, surgeons of the time even practiced suturing for […]

Facebook for the Blind

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a world where Facebook has literally revolutionized socializing and connecting across borders, there is a group of people that has been left behind in the race. The visually challenged, though they know what’s Facebook, have rarely been able to enjoy and utilize the network. But this is soon to become a thing of the past. The Facebook Accessibility Team […]