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Braille Technology Firm Builds ‘Kindle for the Blind’

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“Books are as useful to a fool as a mirror is useful to a blind person” said Chanakya (350-275 BCE), eminent statesman and philosopher attached to the Court of Emperor Chandragupta, the first ruler of Mauryan Empire in India.

Nevertheless, blind people do read books, while fools indulge in using mirrors that reflect their foolishness. However, here is how it all started.

Young Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) at the age of three inadvertently blinded himself in one eye with a stitching awl picked up from his father’s buckskin workshop. His other eye too lost sight due to a medical condition. Undaunted, Braille struggled with his severe handicap and finally came up with an universal system for reading and writing (comprising raised dots) to be […]

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  • How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

    How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

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Nowadays most of our communications occur through the internet. While an increasingly connected world makes our lives pleasanter, it also poses great risk as we expose our personal data to cyber criminals or hackers. The hackers have devised numerous ways to steal important data which is then put to misuse. Below are six most common ways your data can be stolen.

Phishing basically is a fake email that poses as legitimate. Taking advantage of this apparent vulnerability, hackers create phishing emails by which they intend to pilfer your confidential information such as passwords, bank account numbers, etc. This type of email appears to come from seemingly known persons, your bank or your employer, thus reassuring bona fide. What’s more, these emails invariably create some emergency or panic, urging you to give away your personal details.

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Dissecting Artificial Intelligence to Know More about Human Brain!!

Artificial Intelligence

In the natural world, applied intelligence takes many forms. For instance, bats use echo-location to navigate in the dark, while snakes utilize their heat-sensing ability to hunt down prey. In the computer science world too, many forms of artificial intelligence are to be found, where diverse networks perform different tasks. Cognitive scientists, for instance, are currently using some of the newly developed networks to know more about one of the most complex intelligence system – the human brain.

“The fundamental questions cognitive neuroscientists and computer scientists seek to answer are similar,” says Aude Oliva of MIT. “They have a complex system made of components — for one, it’s called neurons and for the other, it’s called units — and we are doing experiments to try to determine what those components calculate.”

According to Oliva, neuroscientists are learning […]

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    Protecting Data Seems to be the Need of the Hour Today Protecting Data Seems to be the Need of the Hour Today

    Protecting Data Seems to be the Need of the Hour Today

Protecting Data Seems to be the Need of the Hour Today

Notwithstanding what Cambridge Analytica have revealed, we hardly know how and where our data is stored online, leave aside how to protect it. While some may argue in favor of deleting Facebook, it is not feasible since many of us do use Facebook as a way to connect with old friends or collect information prior to taking a tour. But does this mean that your data will remain unprotected forever?  Certainly not, though it may involve use of technology and tools to fulfill the purpose. Meanwhile, you may try to take the following steps.

Data Protection

  • Audit your Facebook apps: In the event of your using Facebook to sign in any third-party website or app, there is a likelihood of these services continuing to access your personal data. However, here is what you need to do. […]

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    An Ode to Stephen Hawking, Father of Quantum Mechanics!! An Ode to Stephen Hawking, Father of Quantum Mechanics!!

    An Ode to Stephen Hawking, Father of Quantum Mechanics!!

An Ode to Stephen Hawking, Father of Quantum Mechanics!!

RIP(Ace scientist Stephen Hawking breathed his last on March 14, 2018: This post is in tribute to his memory)

Professor Stephen Hawking

Unbelievable, yet true, H.G. Well’s “The Time Machine” is still considered as one of the most striking Science Fiction novel ever written by anyone. “I’ve had a most amazing time….”So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era, along with the story that launched the author’s successful career, earning him reputation as the father of science fiction. To be brief, the author has created speculative fiction while dealing imaginative scientific concept, such as time travel.

However, British scientist Stephen Hawking has done just the reverse in his epoch making book A Brief History […]

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