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Why has China failed to become the world’s innovation and technology hotspot?

It is the world’s second largest economy, one of the world’s largest defence spender, and the world’s largest manufacturing powerhouse. Yes, I am talking about China, the most populous nation on Earth. Ever since the beginning of the last decade, global media has been abuzz with a so-called  “imminent rise of China”, which they believe, […]

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From the Editor’s Desk : What happens when machines become smarter than humans?

It was the summer of 2013, when I first saw the movie “I Robot” starring Will Smith on Television. Apart from Will Smith’s acting, a lot of other things in the movie won my admiration. The movie featured robots and super intelligent machines in a post technological-singularity world, which fascinated a 13 year old’s naïve […]

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The Future of Energy : A look into the stuff that might fuel your car 30 years into the future.

Since the industrial revolution 200 years ago, mankind has unflinchingly been reliant on fossil fuels to fuel its ambitious drive to acquire the ever-evasive technological Nirvana. Humankind was so lost in this never-ending pursuit, that any dissenting voices trying to bring to fore the environmental ramifications were stifled and suppressed. Governments advocating cleaner energy sources […]

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Has Donald Trump effectively stalled the global war on climate change?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. On the 2nd of June, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change – thus fulfilling a major campaign promise. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, and not Paris” […]

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The Future of Energy : A look into the stuff that might fuel your car 30 years into the future.

Since the industrial revolution 200 years ago, mankind has unflinchingly been reliant on fossil fuels to fuel its ambitious drive to acquire the ever-evasive technological Nirvana. Humankind was so lost in this never-ending pursuit, that any dissenting voices trying to bring to fore the environmental ramifications were stifled and suppressed. Governments advocating cleaner energy sources […]