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Clinical trials, Hydroxychloroquine, Covid-19 treatment, Coronavirus vaccineQuantum Leap

The pitfalls of seeking a quick coronavirus cure

Scientific groups are rushing to announce results of their trials in journals, sometimes with questionable data.

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 |  3-minute read
Employment, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic process automation, Jobs

The rise of hyper-automation, and its implications

Hyper-automation is the smart packaging of automation tools with embedded cognitive abilities and intelligence. Will it replace humans in jobs?

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Indian ai sector, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Datalabelling

How an army of data labellers are behind India's AI boom

Indian AI sector is growing by leaps and bounds and data labelling business is expected to be valued at $1.2 billion by 2023.

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 |  4-minute read
Data encryption, Data Security, Data Privacy, Whatsapp privacy

Pegasus snooping scandal and the privacy debate

The WhatsApp-Pegasus snooping scandal throws up disturbing questions for the Indian nation and its polity.

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 |  5-minute read
Didier queloz, Doppler effect, Nobel prize in physics, Nobel Prize

What this year's Physics Nobel laureates unravelled about the universe

This year's winners have revolutionised the theoretical as well as observational understanding of the cosmos.

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 |  13-minute read
Robots, Android, AI, Artificial Intelligence

When a human and an android got talking

This fictional dialogue flags questions and concerns as we confront the age of artificial intelligence.

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 |  4-minute read
Gslv mk iii, ISRO, Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2

Lessons for ISRO from the jolt to Chandrayaan-2

India's second mission to the Moon has suffered only a partial setback and the orbiter is expected to give lots of inputs to take the scientific experimentation ahead.

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Environmental conservation, Flood relief camps, Global warming, Climate change

The floods are your fault: Why I think we are primarily responsible for the devastating flooding all around

When we choose AC comfort or our own vehicle over public transport, we are harming the environment. It's not just world leaders who can fix the planet. It's you and me, if we actually care.

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Chimaeras, Human animal embryo, Science vs morals, Human animal hybrids

A mouse with a human heart? Japanese scientist plans to grow human organs in the bodies of mice

While Japanese scientist Hiromitsu Nakauchi's research could lead to new sources of human organs for transplant, the question of animal rights is also crucial.

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India space superpower, Chandrayaan 2 launch, Mission shakti, Chandrayaan-2Quantum Leap

The race to the moon: Once taking baby steps in the space arena, India has now become a force to be reckoned with

With Chandrayaan-2 being launched, and Gangayaan in the works, India has established itself as a space superpower.