The Science Quiz | Condensed matter physics

Questions: 1. Name the assistant in Humphrey Davy’s lab who, in 1823, liquefied all the gases known at the time excluding hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. In the post-industrial era, Davy was among the first scientists to deduce atoms were not…

How to use WhatsApp’s screen-sharing feature

Updated – May 22, 2024 12:32 pm IST Published – May 22, 2024 12:23 pm IST How to use WhatsApp’s screen-sharing feature. | Photo Credit: REUTERS WhatsApp is used by millions of users worldwide to connect with their friends, families…

Google set to bring ads in search AI Overviews

Google reported a 13% increase in advertising sales, reaching $61.7 billion in the first quarter ended March 31 [File] | Photo Credit: AP Google will start testing search and shopping ads in its AI-generated answers in the U.S., the Alphabet-owned…

X chromosome revival in older women ups autoimmune disease risk

In 1961, Mary Frances Lyon argued that one of the X chromosomes in females is randomly inactivated during early embryonic development to prevent the overexpression of X-linked genes. Representative illustration. | Photo Credit: BlackJack3D/Getty Images In mammals, the females have…

Climate change, a passing cloud in Indian politics

The fifth phase of India’s general election is over and the electoral rhetoric of both the major parties, i.e., the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian National Congress, have conspicuously side-lined one of…

Today’s Cache | Scarlett Johansson is unhappy with ChatGPT voice; Deepfakes as the biggest threat to female influencers; Microsoft’s AI chatbot gets “recall” function  

After Actress Scarlett Johansson said she was “shocked, angered, and in disbelief” when OpenAI’s latest chat bot GPT-4o spoke in a voice “eerily” similar to hers. | Photo Credit: Reuters (This article is part of Today’s Cache, The Hindu’s newsletter…

AI summit secures safety commitments from 16 companies

Sixteen companies involved in AI inlcuding Alphabet’s Google, Meta and OpenAI have committed to safe development of the technology. | Photo Credit: Reuters Sixteen companies involved in AI including Alphabet’s Google, Meta, Microsoft and OpenAI, as well as companies from…

Why does water appear white in a waterfall?

Q: Why does water appear white in a waterfall even though it is colourless? A: When all colours are reflected from the surface of an object, it appears white. In a waterfall, water drops can be thought of as being…

Dell bets on AI PCs, new AI servers with NVIDIA

FILE PHOTO: Dell has unveiled a range of AI PCs powered by Qualcomm processors in an attempt to recover business since the post-pandemic low.  | Photo Credit: Reuters Dell has unveiled a range of AI PCs powered by Qualcomm processors…

New plant species discovered from Edamalayar forest range

Emblica chakrabartyi, the new plant species discovered from the Edamalayar forest range of Kerala | Photo Credit: By Arrangement Scientists from SNM College Maliankara, Ernakulam, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, and King Fahd University, UAE, have reported the discovery of…

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

The gathering in Seoul aims to build on work started at the U.K. meeting [File] | Photo Credit: AP South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural…