Naviya Singla SciTech Editor

Class of 2019


  • SciTech Briefs

    Astronomers detect astroid from outside the solar system

    On Oct. 18, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope discovered the object named A/2017 U1. It was originally thought to be a comet because of its highly titled orbits, however, more data reveals that it might actually be an asteroid.

    SciTech | October 30, 2017
  • Briefs

    Unusual amounts of ice in water lead to starvation for penguin colony

    In an eastern Antarctic colony of about 36,000 Adelie penguins, only two chicks survived the breeding season.

    SciTech | October 16, 2017
  • New Choir platform harmonizes devices in the IoT

    In 2017, we have begun to integrate technology more deeply, more intimately into our everyday lives. From Wi-Fi controlled string lights for dorm rooms to app controlled car locks to health-monitoring clothes, inter-device communication along with human-device communication has become a virtue of what it means to be a human in the modern age. This space of devices collecting and interacting with e...

    SciTech | October 16, 2017
  • SciTech Briefs

    MIT engineers develop robot that can walk with humans

    On Sept. 25, engineers from the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) presented a robot at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Vancouver.

    SciTech | October 9, 2017
  • Praising children for smarts can have unintended impact

    Recently, the way we compliment people, especially children has come under scrutiny for promoting certain forms of biases and influencing their development in unhealthy ways. The most prominent point of discussion on this topic revolves around telling young girls they are pretty or beautiful when they dress-up or apply make-up. Experts say that the constant feedback that young girls and women get ...

    SciTech | September 25, 2017