Niharika Singh

Class of 2014


  • How Things Work: Personal Digital Assistants

    Each year, companies announce a new slew of cell phone features. Personal digital assistants, like Siri for Apple’s newest iPhone and Iris for Android phones, have made using cell phones easier than ever before. These digital assistants make using a cell phone more intuitive: Instead of having to press buttons to give commands, one can simply talk to the cell phone as if it were another person.


    SciTech | February 20, 2012
  • Leaves show their true colors

    Every fall, a natural event occurs that gives the season its name: the annual shedding of leaves by trees before winter begins. Many look forward to this time of year for the wonderful colors on trees and in piles of leaves. The vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds are the result of an array of processes.

    SciTech | November 21, 2011
  • How Things Work

    Water for drinking is a necessity typically associated with high standards. As such, we adopt measures to ensure we drink the kind of water we want. Some people feel safe and comfortable drinking water straight from the tap; others choose to only drink bottled or filtered water. Is one method better than the other?

    SciTech | October 31, 2011
  • Health Talk: Metabolism: Energy processes

    Many weight loss advertisements use the word “metabolism.” Several weight loss methods claim to be able to change a person’s metabolism to help them lose weight faster and more efficiently. It’s not just weight loss advertisements that associate metabolism with weight; people often credit their metabolisms with preventing weight gain, even if they don’t have the best eating habits. What is metabol...

    SciTech | October 3, 2011
  • How Things Work: Bladeless Fans

    Appliance manufacturing company Dyson has recently released a line of fans and heaters advertised as “bladeless air multipliers.” The sleek look and the lack of visible blades have been well received; however, skeptics are questioning whether the increased price tag is justified by the new design.

    SciTech | September 19, 2011