Naviya Singla SciTech Editor

Class of 2019


  • CMU and Berkeley scientists looking for safer seizure suppression

    An epileptic seizure is caused when there is abnormal and excessive amounts of brain activity. The seizure is basically a sudden burst brain activity from a collection of brain cells, which creates a very high energy wave that affects the brain and the immediate surrounding tissue. The effects of an epileptic seizure are varied. While some can be mild or controlled, others can manifest themselves ...

    SciTech | April 10, 2017
  • Airline electronics ban is about discrimination, not security

    Last week, I called my mother who lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to speak to her about the electronics travel ban. The ban had been implemented by the U.S. government and restricts electronic devices larger than a smart phone on non-stop flights from 10 airports across eight Muslim-majority countries to the United States. When I told her about the ban, her response was, “well, you’re flying...

    Forum | April 3, 2017
  • Vibration sensors used to collect structural information

    Hae Young Noh, a Carnegie Mellon civil and environmental engineering assistant professor, recently won the NSF CAREER Grant for her research on “Structures as Sensors.” Her research uses small cylindrical sensors located at strategic positions to measure vibrations generated by human activity, then extrapolates information about their quality of life.

    SciTech | April 3, 2017
  • ETC students explore possible uses of augmented reality

    Popular cult movie series like The Terminator or Mission Impossible rely heavily on allowing their characters to gain extra information via super-vision gadgets, bionic contact lenses that analyze their environment and display updates to them as they interact with the real world. This idea of gaining or changing information as one perceives it is augmented reality (AR).

    SciTech | February 20, 2017
  • Sleep pattern variation across cultures caused by evolution

    Sleep patterns in humans today are very different today from what they were a hundred years ago. They have continued to change throughout history, in both quantity and quality. Studying sleeping patterns across cultures over time is important to understanding the effects sleep has on human health. Thus, researchers are looking to figure out whether this change in sleep was brought about by socioec...

    SciTech | January 30, 2017