Akanksha Vaidya Tartan Alumna

Class of 2011

Articles

  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Scientists find old fossil of skeleton

    A fossil of the skeleton of a human ancestor, nearly 4.4 million years old, was found in Africa recently. The skeleton belongs to the species Ardipithecus ramidus and has replaced the famous skeleton Lucy as the oldest known human ancestor.

    SciTech | October 5, 2009
  • Health Line

    H1N1 vaccine to arrive on Tuesday

    The vaccine against the H1N1 virus is scheduled to arrive in 21 states and the cities of Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles by this Tuesday. Around 600,000 doses will arrive at these places.

    SciTech | October 5, 2009
  • Health Line

    AIDS vaccine shows promising results

    According to a study conducted in Thailand, a new vaccine for HIV has been shown to reduce the risk of being infected by the virus by 31 percent.

    SciTech | September 28, 2009
  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Research deciphers images in brain

    Scientists have come up with a new method to model images based on neural activity from the subjects. In the future, this technique could possibly lead to the development of devices like dream readers or thought-controlled computers.

    SciTech | September 28, 2009
  • G20, riots provide excitement for students in Pittsburgh area

    As I was walking through Oakland on Friday night, I was treated to some strange, or rather, stranger than usual sights. First were the boarded-up windows of many restaurants — evidence of the protests of the day before. A sign on the boarded-up windows of Pamela’s Diner caught my attention. It was a note to the protesters telling them that they had broken the windows of the “only Mom and Pop” rest...

    Forum | September 28, 2009