Akanksha Vaidya Tartan Alumna

Class of 2011


  • SciTech Briefs

    Verizon plans faster wireless

    Verizon Wireless won rights to airwaves in a government auction and plans to use them to create high-speed wireless services which are expected to start in 2010. The new 700 megahertz spectrum was worth $9.36 billion. These airwaves are considered important as they can travel large distances and move through thick walls.

    SciTech | April 7, 2008
  • HealthLine

    Genes trigger schizophrenia

    Recent studies have shown that previously unknown genetic mutations may increase the risk of a person developing schizophrenia. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health, the University of Washington, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

    SciTech | March 31, 2008
  • Scientists present Opening Learning Interplay

    Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) recently hosted a symposium called Opening Learning Interplay. The symposium aimed at creating a platform where learning scientists and open educational resource (OER) developers could interact and share innovative ideas.

    SciTech | March 31, 2008
  • SciTech Briefs

    Firefox 3 gears up for launch

    Software company Mozilla is preparing to launch a new version of its widely used Firefox web browser.

    SciTech | March 24, 2008
  • Study confirms cell phones’ risk to drivers

    In today’s demanding lifestyle, not being able to answer a phone call does not simply mean a “missed call.” It can be the source of great personal and professional inconvenience. However, a new study suggests that sometimes a ringing cell phone has to be ignored.

    SciTech | March 24, 2008