Naviya Singla SciTech Editor

Class of 2019


  • Biases influence holiday gifting

    One of the things that makes holidays simultaneously fun and stressful is gift-giving. Behavioral economists in Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been studying the art of good gift selection and the disconnects that arise between the person choosing the gift and the person receiving the gift.

    SciTech | December 4, 2017
  • New imaging technique helps diagnose sick corals

    On Nov. 6, Jamie M. Caldwell, a disease ecologist at Stanford University, and her colleagues published a paper titled “Intra-colony disease progression induces fragmentation of coral fluorescent pigments” in Scientific Reports. The paper describes a relatively new technique called live-imaging laser scanning confocal microscopy and its applications in better understanding the health of corals.

    SciTech | November 20, 2017
  • SciTech Briefs

    IBM announces testing phase of 50 qubit computer

    SciTech | November 13, 2017
  • Dietrich College’s unique approach to behavioral economics drives change

    “In order to do good economics, you have to keep in mind that people are human,” said Richard Thaler, the winner of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences according to an article in The New York Times. That sentence quite succinctly describes what lies at the heart of behavioral economics.

    SciTech | November 13, 2017
  • Scientists conduct “delayed choice” experiment in space

    A photon, or a quantum of light, has been known to have both wave-like and particle like properties. It can behave like a speeding bullet-like particle or like a rippling wave, depending on the way it is studied, but not both at the same time. This uncertainty, in some sense, is the essence of quantum physics.

    SciTech | November 6, 2017