Your Privacy Leaked

How much does the Internet really know about us? 

Lots, apparently. 

We’ve seen plenty of sci-fi movies exploring target tracking, privacy hacking and information breaches. However, our computers in the real world may be tracking way more of our information than we know. 

Why Track Users? 

Well, the foremost reason why websites track users is for ... More



Posted on 2020-02-25

Famous Thought Experiments

Throughout history, scientists and thinkers have come up with numerous interesting situations for us to ponder. These scenarios, called thought experiments, are mental concepts or hypotheses used as ways to illustrate very dense concepts. Moreover, thought experiments are most often used in theoretical fields where it is very difficult or impossible to conduct an actual experiment. The scenario... More



Posted on 2020-02-26

Famous Thought Experiments (Part 2)

In the previous article - Famous Thought Experiments, we took a look at the thought experiments of the Trolley Problem, the Ship of Theseus and Schrödinger’s Cat. Let’s explore some other thought experiments in this article. 

Brain in a Vat

Imagine that you are actually just a brain connected ... More



Posted on 2020-03-02

How can I protect myself from Internet tracking?

Previously, we found out the various ways websites can track their users, along with a case study of how AOL accidentally released their search data, exposing more than half a million users and their search terms. 

How can we protect ourselves from becoming the next victims of Internet tracking? 

Unfortunately, the short answer is that in this day and age, there is no sure... More



Posted on 2020-03-04

Why Everyone’s Blogging, and Why You Should Too

It has never been easier to establish your own presence on the Internet. Anyone can create a blog now as long as you have an email account – and anyone can create an email account as long as you have access to the Internet. WordPress, a popular blogging site, boasts a monopoly of 33% of the websites on the Internet…that’s huge. Why are so many people starting their own blogs, and why shou... More



Posted on 2020-03-06

Why It’s Important to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Have you ever felt like you got up on the wrong side of the bed? Perhaps you slept too little, or simply had a poor quality of sleep last night. You have probably also heard the mantra of “get more rest” one too many times. Well, did you know that good sleep quality does more than perk you up during the day? 

These days, it is increasingly common for people to be sleeping less th... More



Posted on 2020-03-10

The Disaster at Bhopal

Early in the morning of December 3, 1984, a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked around 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas into the air of Bhopal, a town in Madhya Pradesh, India. More than 500,000 people were exposed to the highly toxic substance. This resulted in around 3,800 people, who were mostly living in the slums around the plant, believed to have been killed instantly. 

What ... More



Posted on 2020-03-12

Remembering the Nicoll Highway Collapse

On April 20, 2004, a stretch of Nicoll Highway collapsed in Singapore, killing four men and leaving a 30-meter (98 ft) deep ravine. The incident occurred due to the collapse of a temporary retaining wall of a tunnel at the nearby Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. As a result, the collapsed section was unpassable for more than seven months. 

Background

Nicoll Highway spans 759... More



Posted on 2020-03-13

Have You Got Your Daily Dose of Fruits?

When it involves eating healthy, many natural options are available. Why settle for superfoods and “organic” varieties at a premium price when we already have nature’s best in the form of real, healthy fruits? These fruits have been cultivated for millennia and have never gone wrong. They are definitely some of the tastiest and healthiest foods you’ll find in the supermarket. 

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Posted on 2020-03-16

How Do Solar Panels Work?

You have probably seen at least one solar panel mounted on a roof, lamppost, or somewhere else. Solar panels are hailed as a remarkable piece of technology that is able to convert sunlight to electricity. But how do they actually work? 

Did you know that the idea of solar panels has been around for close to two centuries? 

In 1839, the French scientist Edmond Becquerel mad... More



Posted on 2020-03-18
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