Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Invention of Email by Shiva Ayyadurai

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Invention of Email by Shiva Ayyadurai

In 1978, Shiva Ayyadurai, a 14-year old, dark-skinned, lower-caste, Indian immigrant boy, working at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey wrote over 50,000 lines of code to invent the world’s first full-scale electronic emulation of the interoffice, inter-organizational mail system consisting of: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, the Memo, Attachments, etc., naming the program “email,” defining email as we all experience today. He received the first Copyright for “Email,” in 1982, from the United States government, officially recognizing him as the inventor of email.

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Did You Know That Sunlight Might Be Used To Produce Drugs, Sustainably And Cheaply

Did You Know That Sunlight Might Be Used To Produce Drugs, Sustainably And Cheaply

A recent article on sciencedaily.com said: To produce drugs sustainably and cheaply, anywhere you want. Whether in the middle of the jungle or even on Mars. A ‘mini-factory’ whereby sunlight can be captured to make chemical products. Inspired by the art of nature where leaves are able to collect enough sunlight to produce food, chemical engineers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have presented such a scenario.

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Yes, A “Darkie” Invented Email. Get Over It.

Yes, A “Darkie” Invented Email. Get Over It.

I was born a dark-skinned, lower caste Indian, in Bombay, India. My parents Meenakshi and Vellayappa Ayyadurai worked hard to get an education at a time when people of our background were treated as “untouchables” in Colonial India. They both realized very quickly that there was a low ceiling for advancement in India. So, in 1970, with $75.00 in his pocket, my father moved his young wife and two small children to the United States to pursue the American Dream.

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Exposing Corruption at CSIR – The Report that Got Me Fired

Exposing Corruption at CSIR – The Report that Got Me Fired

In 2009, while in India on a Fulbright fellowship, I was appointed as the first Outstanding Scientist Technologist of Indian Origin (STIO) at the Additional Secretary level of the Indian Government, the highest Scientist Level H posting possible, by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India with the directive to unleash innovation across the nearly 40 labs of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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