Kush Mangal

Class of 2010


  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Sony develops new biometric system

    Sony has developed a security technology, called Mofiria, that uses infrared LEDs and a CMOS sensor to take a picture of one’s veins.

    SciTech | February 9, 2009
  • 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
  • HealthWatch

    “Smart” patient rooms at UPMC

    Six rooms at UPMC Shadyside have been installed with interactive flat panel screens that display information such as the patient’s vital signs, medications, and dietary preferences.

    SciTech | January 21, 2008
  • SciTech Briefs

    World has 3.3 billion cell phones

    According to Informa Research Services, there are now 3.3 billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide. This assessment of 3.3 billion subscriptions equals roughly half the world’s population.

    The first networks were established in Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Norway in 1981 using the Nordic Telephony System.

    SciTech | December 3, 2007
  • Sci-Tech Briefs

    La Niña to bring warm temperatures

    According to WSI forecaster Todd Crawford, people in Pittsburgh and the rest of the eastern U.S. can expect warm weather this winter.

    The reason for a warmer winter is due to “La Niña,” the occurrence of low temperatures in the equatorial Pacific.

    SciTech | October 8, 2007