Author Archives: Loknath Das

Quantum networking milestone in real-world environment

This network exemplifies how experts might routinely connect quantum computers and sensors at a practical scale, thereby realizing the full potential of these next-generation technologies on the path toward the highly anticipated quantum internet. The team’s results, which are published in PRX Quantum, mark the culmination of years of related research. Local area networks that connect classical computing devices are nothing ... Read More »

Efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine in Nepal: final results of a phase 3, randomised, controlled trial

Summary Background Typhoid fever is a major public health problem in low-resource settings. Vaccination can help curb the disease and might reduce transmission. We have previously reported an interim analysis of the efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepali children. Here we report the final results after 2 years of follow-up. Methods We did a participant-masked and observer-masked individually ... Read More »

The SFUSD Board Recall Election is Set. We Revisit Student Voices

3 members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education will be facing a recall vote in February. The special election encompasses a whole host of polarizing issues in the district: in-person learning, the admissions policy at Lowell High School, the effort to rename schools, a series of 2016 tweets by Commissioner Alison Collins, and more. Throughout these ... Read More »

‘It’s a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

The campaign to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education has submitted enough valid signatures to put the questions before voters next year, in a referendum on the district’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its stewardship of the city’s schools. San Francisco’s Department of Elections announced Monday that recalls against Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga will ... Read More »

9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development

Technology and kids today is a sight you often see. A toddler holding a tablet, an infant with an iphone in her mouth, what’s new? At one point, parents have great regard over gadgets as a way to pacify their children and as an entertaining and educational tool. But later on, it becomes an alarming sight. Apparently,  a research from ... Read More »

Excessive use of electronic gadgets: health effects

Mobile phones, internet, social networking sites, and texting have changed the way we see the world. There are ~6.9 billion mobile users, almost as many as people on earth. People who excessively use electronic gadgets develop musculoskeletal disorders. Repetitive strain injury is a chronic condition that develops because of repetitive, forceful, or awkward hand movements for prolonged periods leading to ... Read More »

Who Pays For Wildfire and Hurricane Damage? Everyone.

New Mexico homeowners might think their inland location buffers them from the financial toll of climate change, but they’re still paying for climate-related property damage occurring in coastal states. New research finds that homeowners in New Mexico and other states that are more lenient in their regulation of homeowners insurance prices are subsidizing the rising cost of insuring residential property ... Read More »

The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2020

Our annual look back at the year’s most popular Education Next articles is itself a popular article with readers. It’s useful as an indicator of what issues are at the top of the education policy conversation. This year, as our list indicates, race and the Covid-19 pandemic dominated the discussion. The top two articles of the year—“‘The 1619 Project’ Enters American Classrooms,” ... Read More »

The Best Gadgets You Can Buy During Flipkart Big Billion Days 2020

Want to stock up on essential gadgets? There’s no better time than Flipkart Big Billion Days, starting from 16th – 21st October. Whether it’s something as useful as laptops and headphones during the current WFH scenario or something as personal as a smartwatch or a trimmer, there’s a plethora of options to get lost in. From the price to the ... Read More »

How online gaming has become a social lifeline

Gamers have known for a long time something that everyone else is starting to figure out: there’s community connection on the other side of a screen. “Our entire lives have led up to this,” my friends joked with me in mid-March. I was sitting in my tiny New York City apartment, panicky and coming to terms with the reality that ... Read More »