Akanksha Vaidya Tartan Alumna

Class of 2011


  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Plastic releases chemicals in oceans

    SciTech | August 24, 2009
  • How Things Work: Laughing gas

    In the 1800s, events called “nitrous oxide capers” were held during carnivals or medical shows. During these capers, people were given small doses of nitrous oxide and would end up laughing hysterically and, acting in a very amusing manner until the effects of the gas diminished. Although such recreational use of the gas would be termed as substance abuse today, this anecdote, reported in an artic...

    SciTech | April 27, 2009
  • Health Line

    Scientists develop malaria vaccine

    SciTech | April 27, 2009
  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Scientists create Rydberg molecule

    A Rydberg molecule, named after Johannes Rydberg, is created by a bond between two atoms involving an electron that is a great distance from its nucleus. One of the two atoms in the Rydberg molecule is a Rydberg atom, which means it has one electron in its outermost shell, with which another, normal atom can interact.

    SciTech | April 27, 2009
  • Sci/Tech Briefs

    Study indicates rapid sea-level rise

    After studying the fossils of corals in Mexico, scientists have concluded that 121,000 years ago, there was a 6.5- to 10-foot rise in the sea level within a period of 50 to 100 years. This period marked the last warm gap between the two ice ages.

    SciTech | April 20, 2009