Niharika Singh

Class of 2014

Articles

  • How Things Work: Toothpaste

    Many people would agree that food is one of the great pleasures of life. However, one of the principle tools we use to eat — our teeth — are poorly rewarded for the work they perform. In return for their work in crushing food and enabling us to eat all sorts of delicious substances, they are attacked by acid and dental bacteria. Fortunately, toothpaste can help mitigate the harmful effects that ca...

    SciTech | February 18, 2013
  • How Things Work: Google Glasses

    Young people are notorious for being attached to their electronic devices. Now, the advent of Project Glass by Google — an initiative in wearable electronics — will only serve to strengthen this relationship. While computing devices that can be worn is not a new concept in itself, Google’s influence on the technological world means that Project Glass could be one of the most popular manifestations...

    SciTech | January 28, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    Snails carry foreign eggs on their backs

    SciTech | September 10, 2012
  • How Things Work: Artificial sweeteners have varied history

    Artificial sweeteners can be found in many college staples, from diet sodas and low-fat yogurts to canned fruit and chewing gum. Their popularity is due in part to their advantage over regular sugar: They can greatly sweeten foods while avoiding the calories sugar adds. However, they are also the subject of controversy because of their potentially unhealthy effects.

    SciTech | April 16, 2012
  • How Things Work: Hangovers

    The much-dreaded hangover, which usually follows heavy alcohol consumption and yields nausea or dizziness, is referred to in various parts of the world as “carpenter in forehead,” “made of rubber,” or “hair ache,” according to The Independent News. Although the possibility of a hangover doesn’t usually stop people from going out and enjoying themselves when alcohol is involved, most drinkers pro...

    SciTech | March 5, 2012