Photo from CORE-Materials/Flickr By Kevin Matyi and Tibian Ahmed Graphene layered on common glass can potentially lead to cheaper solar panels and touch screens, a research paper released by scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Feb. 12, 2016 shows. The new properties allow for graphene to be used as a transparent conducting layer, similar to… Read More New Discovery Could Lead to Cheaper Screens
Nicole Young (center) surrounded by several journalism students after her “My Life As…” presentation. Photo by Kevin Matyi. By Kevin Matyi Nicole Young, senior producer of the CBS Evening News, producer of “60 Minutes” and a nine-time Emmy winner, spoke to students at Tuesday night’s “My Life As…” event hosted by the Stony Brook University School of… Read More Nicole Young Uncovers Truth In Sarin Gas Attacks, Speaks To Students
Photo from Roadsidepictures / Flickr By Kevin Matyi For many people, October means one thing: Halloween. It is the time to go to the store to buy decorations, maybe even get a costume or make one from stuff at home, discover that everything can indeed have pumpkin spice added to it and gorge yourself on… Read More 9 Halloween Taditions Explained
Photo from From Software Throughout last week, “Bloodborne,” the latest in the “Souls” series by From Software, released worldwide. To many fans of the series, this was the most anticipated game of 2015, especially with the return of Hidetaka Miyazaki, who directed all of the Souls games except “Dark Souls 2,” which many thought of… Read More ‘Bloodborne’ is Soaked in Atmosphere, Harder Than ‘Dark Souls’
Photo from Pierre Lecourt/Flickr Google DeepMind, formerly Deepmind Technologies, has developed an Artificial Intelligence, or AI, so advanced that it can beat Atari games from the 1980’s. Their findings were published by Nature on Feb. 25, 2015. Neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, began development of DeepMind in 2011. Over the… Read More Artificial Intelligence So Advanced It Can Play ‘Pong!’
One of the shoppers on the third floor of Blossom, browsing through some of the stock. (Photo: Kevin Matyi) Becoming a local landmark. Specializing in obscure, hard-to-find titles from centuries past. Fitting hundreds of thousands of books in a tiny storefront. These are the ways that independent bookstores are surviving in Bangalore. The stores have… Read More Finding a haven in Bangalore’s bookstores
A family of three attempts to cross a busy road outside of Cubbon Park. (Photo: Kelly Zegers) During our reporting in Bangalore, our 13-passenger van was in a minor accident. I watched as a motorcyclist attempted to drive past us on the left shoulder. We all heard a scraping sound as the van squeezed the… Read More Why has no one fixed the traffic yet?