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.
bhOndOO is a great admirer of Microsoft as he believes that it makes an end-user’s life easy. Hence, he is very eager to attend the talks by Microsoft Research the next day: Search – The New Turing Test by a General Manager and Computing – 10 years in the future by a Principal Research Scientist.
The CFI Open House – the flagship event of CFI – is back this year with a plethora of technical projects, live demos, enriching technical presentations and static displays. The CFI Open House, originally started with the intention of improving faculty-student relations in the Shaastra and CFI sphere, has now evolved into a veritable platform for students to display their projects and get appreciated for their work.
The Tech Saloon is an initiative at IIT Madras to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among faculty, students, alumni, innovators, and
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?
“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.
Prof. S. K. Brahmachari, the former Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was here on campus for an EML on 28th January. Among his many initiatives as DG-CSIR, was the Open-Source Drug Discovery model, for research and development of drugs targeting diseases which are often overlooked by the giant multinational pharma companies. T5E had a chat with him on this, and more.