On 23rd February, Prof. MS Ananth, our former director, gave a lecture titled ‘The Importance of Humanities in Engineering Education’. As a Humanities and
ADITI is an indigenously developed non-contact switch that makes a computer accessible to individuals with motor impairments. Dr. Namita Jacob, a special education expert, describes her experience of developing ADITI in coordination with the IITM faculty in this article.
All the side effects of chemotherapy arise from the drugs targeting normal as well as cancerous cells. If the targeting mechanisms were improved, wouldn’t the side effects decrease?
Can we predict the onset of instability and prevent damage to engines and gas turbines? And is there a way to study these instabilities appropriately in a laboratory environment and apply the knowledge to engine and gas turbine design?
Why does the universe have stars, galaxies, and us? The answer is encoded in the primordial light we are bathed in.
“An average Indian could come and ask: ‘Have you solved any of my problems?’ Take one IIT and ask, what problem did it solve?”
The research team on water, led by Prof. T. Pradeep of the Department of Chemistry did indeed solve one such problem. And went on to incubate a start-up. Read their story.
His invention makes possible modern refrigerators, air-conditioners, and electric cars — in fact, any medium- to high-power device that requires high efficiency and fast switching.
T5E talks to Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras.
Football just got a lot more high-tech. A Canadian company claims to have built a quantum computer, but physicists aren’t convinced. What discoveries in neuroscience mean for notions of free will and criminal culpability. And an Indian rationalist in self-exile.
A “computer” used to mean a human hired to compute. How long until “driver” means a car? Find out in this week’s Science Diet.
How do you reconstruct the ruins at Hampi to create a virtual 3D interactive walkthrough? A research group at IIT-M is doing just that. Read on to find out.