Open-source software (OSS) has been the lifeblood of several breakthroughs in various scientific applications. For example, the Android smartphone in your hand has been built with open-source software. OSS is one of the most important reasons due to which mammoth corporations have not stifled the software industry. For every second person reading this who has […]
With burning walls, sniffing packets and intricate lies, computer security is a complex cat and mouse game. No one is safe. In this article, Shanmugha Balan debunks the myths about the safety of Linux systems.
You’re in a bit of a pinch and have already referred to countless websites to complete your project. The computer lags momentarily, and in a fit of fury, you hit the enter key at the next pop up. The pop up only serves to add to the frustration since your Windows system now starts a […]
Most people picture a hacker as someone who writes magical codes to break into any given system. This stereotype is perpetuated by Hollywood films and other pop culture media. But, as is the case with most science-based pop culture productions, this is far from reality. Hacking is an art where programmers use sophisticated models and […]
The most advanced machines today pale in comparison to the promises and possibilities of modern science and engineering. While large nuclear reactors, ion powered rockets, and self-driving cars amaze all of us, science is just beginning to marvel at the wonders of the microscopic world. Hearing the words ‘microscopic world’ it is only natural to […]