The Research Society, Manipal presents Cognizance: A series of engrossing talks by some of the smartest minds in the cutting edge of science and technology. Held over the course of a week featuring six sessions, Cognizance attracted a large number of eager-to-learn students from MIT. Every topic, from quantum computing to new-age bio-enhanced cement, was explained by subject matter experts and passionately discussed by the attending students.
Octopuses are mysterious creatures that inspired a bizarre mixture of curiosity and horror in humans to such an extent that they were thought to be aliens. Their defence mechanisms and overall structure have often inspired technological advancements. With their genome being sequenced, we are now a step closer to understanding them.
A gruesome attack on junior doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, located in the heart of Kolkata, has brought the issue of violence against doctors to the foreground. Now, with doctors across the country hosting protests, this disconcerting series of events begs the question—are doctors, our primary caretakers, truly safe in this nation?
Last month, the UK’s National Health Services suffered its biggest cyber-attack that crippled the system for several days. While our reliance on technology seems to be at its riskiest, are we still far away from AI monitored healthcare and treatment? We answer that and more with this article as part of a collaborative series with Hashtag by IECSE.