Aditi Das

Aditi Das
Aditi Das is a compulsive sci-fi dreamer who conjures up aliens from vehicles stuck in a traffic snarl. When she isn’t driving teams, inspiring them to shred technologies to pieces and unearth their DNA, she’s busy dishing up Bengali food and blogging.

US, China Active Incubators for CRISPR Technologies

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CRISPR, the gene editing technique that became popular world over in 2012, is drawing the attention of researchers. This technique of genetic engineering offers revolutionary prospects encouraging researchers to improvise, develop and tame these breakthrough molecular scissors. Amid the high stake patent battle between University of California and Broad Institute, scientific research in this domain continues to intrigue inventors and […]

Finding Prior Art in the Most Unusual Places

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Searching perfect prior art for a patent is an art. A prior art that can invalidate an issued patent or render a patent application not novel is what every prior art searcher aims to find. Searching for prior art not only requires knowledge of the claimed technology but also skill – skill to frame effective search strategies and queries, select […]

Tesla’s Solar Roof: Tech Innovation, Investment Bait or Media Hype?

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The Universal Studio on October 31st witnessed Tesla’s dream of powering the world through sustainable energy taking a step ahead with the unveiling of a solar roof. CEO Elon Musk introduced to the world how Tesla has been planning to harvest solar energy. If the traditional roof top solar panels come to your mind when I say solar roof, you […]

Slimy, Squishy, Slithery Robots

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Gone are the days when robots used to be huge monstrous machines aka Transformers style. Robots of the size of a fly astonished the world but still retained their machine-like appearance and behavior. The typical metallic or plastic robots failed to mimic the flexibility and agility of a living system. No matter what robots could do to ease human life, […]

Zika: Another Epidemic That Could Have Been Avoided

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The Zika virus outbreak in South America has created a medical emergency around the continent and beyond. Genetically modified mosquitoes designed and developed in the laboratories to fight dengue are being held responsible for this epidemic. The pharmaceutical industry appears weapon-less to tackle this disease. Lack of vaccines and mechanisms to combat it appears to be the major concern. Drug […]

A Virus That Can Kill Cancer

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A vial of virus injected into a patient will help him fight cancer. This might have sounded unbelievable 25 years ago and technologically impossible 15 years back. As the technology for creating a custom virus did not exist, all early efforts focused on finding natural oncolytic viruses. During the 1960s, promising research involved using poliovirus, adenovirus, Coxsackie virus, ECHO enterovirus […]

Cancer Diagnostic Lab in a Keychain

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Imagine shrinking a refrigerator-sized spectrophotometer, fragile glass beakers and petri dishes, chemicals and heaters of a chemistry lab onto a tiny microchip that is the size of a key chain? A growing number of companies and universities are claiming to have devised miniaturized laboratories on a single piece of microelectronic chip that can perform vital analyses – from detecting biological […]

Talking Refrigerators – New Wave of Internet of Things

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Samsung’s Talking Refrigerator advertisement sent waves across the industry marking the onset of the era of what the common man has been waiting for – a connected worlds, an easier world, a world that truly marks the Internet of Things. As we head towards a technology-driven lifestyle with the evolution of the Internet of Things, gadgets around us require a […]

Taming 3D Printing Inventions

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In the previous blog, our blogger discussed how 3D Printing is set to revolutionize healthcare. However, there are several concerns of ethical patenting plaguing this sector. This blog delves into this issue to understand how the US Government is trying to protect authentic inventions. The market for 3D printing is expected to grow to over $8.4 billion by 2025. Today 3D printers, which are […]

Organ Failure? Print a New One

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Did you know that since 2013 cosmetics giant L’Oreal Group hasn’t tested its products on animals? Instead, it has been relying on “reconstructed human epidermis” — basically bits of skin grown in a lab — to ensure that its products are safe. Scientists have successfully bioprinted various living human organs like the skin, liver, bones, heart valves, stem cells and […]