Niharika Singh

Class of 2014


  • Electronic ink uses innovative technology in high-demand e-readers

    The online retailer Amazon just released a discounted version of its best-selling, best-reviewed, and most-wanted item: the Kindle. The device is an electronic book reader that boasts a variety of advantages over normal books as well as other hand-held devices with large displays.

    SciTech | April 25, 2011
  • How Things Work: Modern technology permits heat-seeking missiles’ sharp versatility

    Missiles, a common military technology thought reliable and practical today, were not always the ubiquitous technologies they have become. Their proliferation in wars has been due to the convenience they offer armies by being “fire-and-forget,” thanks to the homing systems that make them accurate and eliminate the need for them to be continuously guided.

    SciTech | March 28, 2011
  • How Things Work: TSA scanners use electromagnetic waves for detection

    The controversy over the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) scanners has recently been a popular topic of conversation on many news networks and in newspapers, and opponents claim that the new scanners are too intrusive, even for airport security. However, many of these discourses fail to address how exactly this technology works. Social ramifications aside, the new scanners are the ...

    SciTech | February 28, 2011
  • 3-D printing allows quick, easy creation of detailed models

    Many people have built at least one annoying model in their lives that was composed entirely of small pieces that would get lost or broken easily. That frustration may be a thing of the past with the development of the 3-D printing process. 3-D printing is where a printer physically builds an object based on a source file from a 3-D scanner. This process is similar to what a normal printer does; i...

    SciTech | February 7, 2011
  • Challenger incident pushed NASA forward

    For most people walking by Resnik House on Jan. 28, it might have been just another ordinary day. However, last Friday marked the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, where Carnegie Mellon alumna Judith Resnik was one of the seven astronauts who lost their lives. Resnik, in addition to being the second American woman in space, received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engin...

    SciTech | January 31, 2011