Articles by Dattatreya Mandal

Tech Innovation Education: How the Internet Has Changed the Way We Learn

The millennial generation is the biggest benefactor of the internet explosion. It is safe to conclude that the late stage of the millennials is entirely dependent on the web. The average millennial is equipped with at least one internet-enabled device. The Internet of Things concept, which connects several devices to communicate, makes a huge percentage…


Good Gadgets: 4 Technologies That Keep Your Family Safe

With developing technology, it is getting easier to protect your family and your home. There are dozens of gadgets available that can help you with security. Some systems are more expensive than others. Here are some of the options available to keep your family safe: (more…)


MIT researchers create nanobionic glowing plants that are actually living

With the byline of "nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting", MIT scientists had taken the first step towards truly 'organic' lighting. To that end, a group of researchers led by postdoc Seon-Yeong Kwak has successfully embedded particular types of nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant. This experiment resulted in what…



The mysterious case of the “3000-year old castle” beneath Lake Van

The romanticism associated with sunken cities and palaces hold true across numerous fables and folklore from around the world. Well, this time around, some researchers were greeted with the 'real stuff' in the form of an allegedly 3000-year old castle beneath Lake Van - the second largest lake in the Middle East, located just within…


4 advanced hydroponic solutions you should know about

The core technology of modern-day hydroponics relates to the nourishment of plants without the requirement of soil. In essence, it refers to a space-saving solution that makes use of mineral nutrient solutions in water, as opposed to 'wasteful' land and farms. And while this technological ambit may seem to be out of the bounds of…


Living Light: An LED lamp entirely powered by an organic living plant

Last week we talked about how researchers have successfully contrived living cyanobacteria-based bio-solar panels that can harvest tiny bits of electricity. Well, this time around, we have come across a design based on the same principle of photosynthesis, albeit with a more visual flair. To that end, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has crafted (in…


Nanocomposite materials can pave the way for fusion power plants

On the theoretical level, fusion, the process that fuels the sun, can provide unlimited clean energy for humanity. However, fusion-based power plants have seemingly been out of range from the realm of practicality, simply because scientists are not aware of many materials that could survive the punishing conditions concocted inside a fusion nuclear reactor. But…


A Graphical Guide To The Evolution of Digital Comics

The first animated film was introduced as early as the 1930’s. Today, we see improvements in animated films in terms of the technical aspect. The images are better and the sound effects are more stunning. Despite this, a lot of people still love reading comic books. (more…)


Researchers concoct living cyanobacteria-based wallpaper bio-solar panels

Biologically, cyanobacteria are the only photosynthetic prokaryotes (unicellular organisms without nucleus and mitochondria) that have the ability to produce oxygen. And interestingly enough, these photosynthetic micro-organisms have been existing on Earth for billions of years, and are considered as one of the driving forces behind the oxygen-rich environment of our planet. And now, scientists are…