Niharika Singh

Class of 2014


  • How Things Work: 3-D technology adapted for televisions and home usage

    Who doesn't remember their first time going to a 3-D movie and being astounded by the objects flying out of the screen? Now, technology has found a way to bring the same wonder into living rooms through the rapid advance of 3-D technology. The idea of 3-D pictures has been around since the invention of stereo photography in 1833, where a single picture was captured from two slightly different angl...

    SciTech | January 17, 2011
  • How Things Work: LED Incapacitators

    New LED Incapacitators (LEDIs) that have been developed almost seem like a precursor to lightsabers in that both use light as a weapon. However, there is one very important difference between the two. LEDIs have been designed especially to be non-lethal weapons for subduing people, while any self-respecting Star Wars fan knows about the amount of harm a lightsaber can do. LEDIs have been develop...

    SciTech | November 8, 2010
  • First cyborg discusses implications of mixing man and machine

    About 50 years ago, scientist Manfred Clynes coined the term “cyborg” in an article he wrote for the journal Astronautics. The anniversary of the birth of this term has provoked a great deal of debate about the future of cyborg technology. Clynes predicted that the term would be needed in a future where humans could use technology to try to surpass the limitations placed upon them by nature.

    SciTech | October 25, 2010