Author Archives: Varun Naarayanan

The Story of ‘Alphabet’

A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat, D for Dog,…. just got a whole new makeover – A for Android, B for Books, C for Chrome (Calico), D for Drive,…… Well, that’s just to say ‘Alphabet’ is here.   ‘Alphabet’ is the result of a massive restructuring of Google’s administration. It is a

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New Horizons : Reaching Pluto

On Tuesday, (14th July, 2015), the ‘New Horizons’ spacecraft historically performed a flyby of Pluto and its moons, offering our first look up close of the icy, mysterious dwarf planet. This is a significant step in our journey to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Here’s the story. 9 and a half years earlier, back

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The Commercialization of Quantum Computers

We are all set for a quantum leap in Computing, well this time literally. Classical Computers work by manipulating bits existing in a state of 0 or 1. At any instant, the machine is in a particular state, a specific mixture of zeros and ones. It can therefore perform only one calculation after another. On

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Weapons against Terrorism

The 2nd installment of the tech against terror series – It is true that nowadays, a majority of battles are fought off the battlefield. But there still exists a need for head-on confrontations. And unlike computer games, the players here have but only one life. The need thus arises to equip them properly with the

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