Interview: Dr Dylan Drotman, Robotics Engineer at University of California San Diego

It’s our honor to have Dr Dylan Drotman from University of California San Diego with us today. Dr Drotman’s research interests focus on the design, modeling, fabrication, and actuation of physically soft robots that are powered by air or water. He obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at University of California San Diego. He has also been a Guest Lecturer in Experimental Robotics, Soft Robotics and Computer Aided Design & Analysis.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel

As the title suggests, the biography is on the life of the self-taught mathematical prodigy Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar, through the lens of Robert Kanigel. Not only the book sheds light on the life and history of Ramanujan but we also get to know the lives of Godfrey Harold Hardy, his mentor in England and his friend John Edensor Littlewood.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Although title of the book says Astrophysics for People in a Hurry but believe me the book has more depth than the label interprets. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an epitome of masterly skill at explaining complex scientific concepts into the most elementary and comprehensible manner. He makes astrophysics so interesting that even a person who has no inclination towards the subject will surely gravitate towards the space and evolutionary history after listening to his talks. His enthusiasm is contagious indeed.

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Interview: Luca Floreanini, Founder at LucaFloreanini Design Studio, Italy

Luca Floreanini is an industrial designer from Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. Since 1993, he has been collaborating with Italian and European companies in the ideation and development of new products. Glasses, furniture, espresso machines, bottles, hedge trimmers, scanners, shoes, motocross masks, pressure washers, food containers, lamps are some of areas where his mind dives into.

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Interview: Neal, Martin and Kristina, the Ninjas behind i/thee Design Studio, US

This week we have been lucky enough to have the founders behind i/thee Design Studio, US in our interview segment. The design-build studio is run by three best friends – Neal Lucas Hitch, Martin Francis Hitch and Kristina Fisher – with projects around the globe.    

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Interview: Suhasini Paul, Co-Founder at Paul Studio, India

Suhasini Paul is an eminent Indian Toy Designer. She has done Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs from IIM, Bangalore. Not only TEDx, she has been invited to talk about design at various other design events, Institutes and many other platforms. She is the first toy designer in the country to have her name imprinted on the games designed by her for Indian and global clients. Her success lies in taking concepts to reality by connecting the right resources with the people she works with. Her services as a toy designer…

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Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M Pittman, Elizabeth M Karle

Anxiety is part of our everyday life but chronic anxiety is a type of mental illness. It is neither a temporary problem nor does it get away with medications. It can have serious consequences on health such as depression, mood swings, headache, panic attacks, pounding heart, breathing problems, extreme fatigue, increase in blood pressure and so on.

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The Yoga of Time Travel by Fred Alan Wolf

This weekend I finished reading one of the most remarkable books, The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time by Fred Alan Wolf. Time travel, a concept has always intrigued me including movies based on the same. This book surpasses every motion picture that I have seen so far. Very deftly, Wolf has woven threads of Vedic philosophy into quantum physics and alternative philosophies like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

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