Nivedita Chopra Assistant Copy Manager

Class of 2015


  • Researchers hope to solve ‘fat-finger’ problem with app

    If you’ve ever tried drawing or writing on a touchscreen, you may have noticed that the lines drawn on the screen aren’t exactly where you wanted them to be. This “fat finger” problem arises because your finger is pretty large or “fat” compared to the small touchscreen. Recently, a team of computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research developed an app that automatically corrects ...

    SciTech | August 19, 2013
  • How Things Work: One-way mirrors act as useful surveillance tools

    If you ever find yourself being interrogated in a room similar to one found in Law and Order, you might wonder if the mirror in the room is a one-way mirror, a mirror that is reflective on one side but transparent on the other. Once you know how one-way mirrors work, however, you can understand various ways to tell them apart from ordinary mirrors.

    SciTech | April 29, 2013
  • How Things Work: Wi-Fi

    You have probably used Wi-Fi at least once — on campus, at airports and coffee shops, or at home. Have you ever paused to think of how this super-convenient means of Internet connectivity actually works?

    SciTech | April 22, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    International Space Station finds signs of dark matter

    A cosmic ray detector aboard the International Space Station has found significant signs of dark matter.

    SciTech | April 8, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    Calculations reveal finite universe life

    Using the mass of the newly discovered Higgs boson, physicists are able to claim that the universe is unstable.

    SciTech | February 25, 2013