Your watch is watching you

I wore a watch on a continuous basis 25 years ago, back in college when the killer app for that device was telling time. Even when there were no cellphones, I always thought of watches as a piece of jewelry and a handcuff, and I am not into any of…

Short sleep, short life

You don’t get to bed until midnight. You need an alarm to wake up every day. The first thing you grab out of your bed is coffee. You toss and turn in the middle of your sleep. You make at least one trip to bathroom during the night, and then…

Pay per laugh – the new economy

If someone asked you how can you help a comedy club with their falling revenues, if you are a data scientist, your approach will be to first understand their clients, demographics, competitions and so on, ingest all of this data into a big data repository and then tweak some standard…

37.2 trillion cells, one spirit

Why is that most of striking realizations occur in bathrooms? This morning, it was in front of a mirror.  As I looked at the corner of my eyes, I think I noticed a faint hint of a wrinkle. Then it hit me. 206 bones, 650 muscles. A blood pump that will contract…

And Einstein again said, “I told you so”

The world is understandably excited about the breakthrough d iscovery of gravitational waves announced on Thursday.  I couldn’t help but visualize this fan fare as Einstein looking down at us with a smirk on his face “I told you so”. If you were to list most transformational strides in physics in human…

How hard can it be to boil an egg?

“I can boil an egg” A cliched statement from everyone who hasn’t entered a kitchen much. My question to them, “Are you sure?” You throw an engineer like me into the kitchen and this is what happens Go Here. Most people think that boiling an egg is as simple as…

and who created God?

“How did everything come into existence?”, may be this is the greatest question mankind has ever faced generic cytotec. Much like majority of people in the world, I grew up in an environment were everyone just believed what others believed. Answers to such greatest questions where answered with ease, with…

Dreams of reality

If you haven’t seen Nolan’s Inception yet, go see it before it goes into Film archives. If you have seen it and you head is still spinning, read on! A dream that we have during sleep is not much different experience than real life. It’s firing the same neurons that…

A closed internet of little things

If you haven’t heard of “IoT” yet,  don’t worry, it’s the next wave of technology that hasn’t hit your home yet but soon will. It is already in home depot in form of a connected thermostat,  smoke alarm etc. Very soon you will be able to buy a coffee machine that can start brewing a…

SQL, NoSQL, SomeSQL?

When you use Google services, you trust us with your information. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully. And remember, you…