Student scores century, makes it to MIT

Anshuman Panda, a class 12th student in West Bengal has mastered Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT, which is the entry test for US colleges with 100 per cent marks.

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Top 10 Hackers of the World

If the computer and internet has simplified our lives by the great conveniences that they provide, they have also bought about some devils with them too. As they say, nothing is perfect, so isn’t the internet. With all its greatness, people still are afraid of having their personal information stolen, their passwords changed, or even their website being completely taken over, all thanks to the hackers. Today, we have compiled a list of top 10 infamous hackers who for once astounded the worlds with their feats.

No 10. Eric Corley

Better known by his pseudonym Emmanuel Goldstein, Eric Corley was a well-known hacker in the 80s and 90s. He faced trial in 1999 for sharing DeCSS codes and a method to download them. The codes allowed for decrypting of encrypted DVDs. His court case was the first to test the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Today, he owns a non-profit organization called the 2600 Enterprises, Inc. and publishes a magazine called 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.

In 2001, he took part in a demonstration against the jailing of Kevin Mitnick and in 2004 was arrested for videotaping the demonstration and was charged with disorderly conduct.


No 9. Robert T. Morris, Jr

In 1988, the Morris worm was created and Robert T. Morris, Jr was the one who created it. It was a first ever computer worm. He was a student at Cornell when he set off the worm from MIT, from MIT so as to hide his tracks. According to Morris, he just wanted to know the number of computers connected to the internet. The unintentional damages caused by the worm ranged in between $20,000 to $530,000. Morris did community service for the damages and was set free.

Currently, he is a teacher in the field of computer science and electrical engineering at MIT.

Top 10 Weirdest Car Gadgets

If you are bored of the all high-tech car gadgetry popping out all over these days, then you might like these things that we have dug out for you. Take a look at the weirdest car gadgets around.

No 10. Parallel Parking Device

A group of college students have devised a device that using hydraulics can assist you in parking. It fits into the rear of your car and lifts it into position when invoked.


No 9. Automatic License Plate Blocker

Created for the 2006 Bullrun, this device makes your car invincible to the photo cameras.


Top 10 Gadgets for Students

Student life can be tough and really tough if you are not well equipped. Today’s technology just about offers all the goods that facilitate study and incorporate fun into it. Today we take a look at 10 must have gadget for all the students out there.

No 10. Livescribe Pulse

It’s a paper-based computing platform that records what you write for uploading to your computer,  but this smartpen can also record audio of what you write. It allows you to tap on what you wrote in order to play that specific part of the recording. Its 2GB version can hold upto 200 hours of audio.

Click here to go the Livescribe’s website

No 9. Sony Reader Touch Edition

This e-reader from Sony costs  upto $300, but it actually is worth it because it gives you access to 1 million free public domain books from Google apart from obviously offering you more books from Sony’s own e-book store, for a price.

Click here to see the product

No 8. Anti-theft lunch bags

Eating is an essential part of a student’s life; we know that, so here are some bags to make sure that what’s yours is eaten by none other than you yourself. The green blotches on the bag will surely keep your food safe from the uninformed.

Click here to buy

No 7. Alark clock

If you are a student then you definitely need some tough awaking. Get yourself one these rolling alarm clocks and your problem is as good as gone.

Top 10 Engineering Universities

With average starting salaries ranging from US$52,000 to US$83,000 in 2009, Engineering is a profession that is sure to come to mind when deciding your career, or for that matter, your child’s. On the other hand, if you are the building-something-new-everyday type, you still need to choose the right university to equip yourself with the right set of skills, so that, one day you can build that mega-machine that you dream of. Today we take a look at the top 10 Engineering Universities of the world so that when you are ready for Engineering, you can make the right move.

Note: The THE-QS ratings mentioned in this article are from the list of “all” universities, not pure “engineering” universities.

No 10. ETH Zurich

Established 1855
Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
President Ralph Eichler
Rector Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach
Students 15093
Staff 9049
Nobel laureates associated 21

ETH Zurich is an abbreviation of Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, which means Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Ranked at number 20 by the THE-QS ratings, ETH Zurich is one of the best Engineering universities on the planet. ETH also has one of the toughest curriculum among all the Swiss universities with as many as twice the lectures as in most other Swiss universities, and with over 100 Student associations, it is almost a perfect place for all the tweaking of person, be it curricular or extra-curricular. With 21 Nobel Laureates associated with it, including Kurt Wüthrich, who won a Nobel prize in 2002 in chemistry, it is consistently ranked at no.1 among the German-speaking countries. It is home to many distinguished alumni such as Karl Alexander Müller, Gerd Binnig, Richard Ernst and to top it off; Albert Einstein. Now that is some extra icing on the cake.

No 9. Carnegie Mellon University

Established 1900
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
President Jared Cohon
Faculty 1368
Students 10970(UG: 5705, PG: 5265)
Nobel laureates associated 18

Home to Randy Pausch, named in the “Time 100” list of most influential people, this university is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities by the “US News and World Report”. John Forbes Nash, a Nobel laureate from the university, was subject of a book and then a movie; A beautiful mind. The university has some 225 student organizations making it one of the most active in the US.