Harshel Patel

Harshel Patel

Harshel is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in molecular biology and biochemistry. When he isn’t updating our websites or managing our Science and Tech Tuesday sections, he enjoys long walks on the beach — like three or four-hour walks. Occasionally he moonlights as a male model, specializing in socks. You can email him at digital@dailytargum.com.

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Tech Tuesday: Computer science legend discusses digital humanities

On Friday, Feb. 19, the Rutgers Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists (USACS) hosted Brian Kernighan, a Princeton professor and co-author of “The C Programming Language,” at the Computing Research & Education (CoRE) Building auditorium on Busch campus. He is well known for his book, his contribution to the Unix operating and writing the very first “Hello, world” program, as stated in the event’s online description.  Kernighan spoke to a packed room about digital humanities, a way for scholars in the humanities to present information about their field using digital representations.

Photo Illustration | Nearly half of all sales on the nation’s largest shopping day occurred online, with 6 million more shopping in 2016 than 2015.

Tech Tuesday: Online Shopping

This year, Black Friday saw an estimated 154 million shoppers nationwide, according to the  National Broadcasting Company. This number shows an increase from previous years. These shoppers spent an average of $289, with about 44 percent buying their products online.

Kitchen technology has been progressing over the last several decades, to the point where highly advanced tools can help people cook their turkeys on Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Tech Tuesday: How do your kitchen appliances work?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it a slew of food preparation. The holiday has both consumers and producers working to feed many people. An estimated 243 million turkeys will be raised in 2016, along with an estimated 859 million pounds of cranberries produced.


Tech Tuesday: How do TV services work?

As video streaming services gain more popularity, people are switching away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, with more than 20 percent of American households “cutting the cord” last year.

A campaign plane that had been carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence rests in the grass after it skidded off the runway while landing in the rain at LaGuardia Airport in New York, U.S.,October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

SCIENCE: How do airplanes work?

On Oct. 27, an airplane carrying Republican Vice Presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined it was caused by an instrumental error.

Oil companies, like the one trying to build a pipeline in North Dakota, use a variety of technologies to discover oil, including mechanical sniffers to detect certain hydrocarbons.

TECH TUESDAY: How do we get our oil?

Protests against a new oil pipeline in North Dakota have garnered much attention in recent days, with hundreds of people making their way to the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers.

This year marks the 18th birthday of overlaid graphics on sports broadcasts, which have been used to help viewers see where players and sporting equipment are at any point in time during a game, like using lines to indicate first downs in football.

TECH TUESDAY: How goal-line technology works

September marks the beginning of many sports seasons at once, from the National Football League (NFL) regular season to the group stages of the Union of European Football Associations Champions League (CL). With this, technology in sports will once again make an appearance.

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Rutgers for Bernie hosted Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's to register students to vote, give away free ice cream and discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his bid for the presidency.

Rutgers for Bernie hosted Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's to register students to vote, give away free ice cream and discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his bid for the presidency.

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