India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Thursday March 12, 2015
Indian government scientists have dismissed a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, IT study that says the swine flu virus in India has mutated and is deadlier, leading to a more severe outbreak this year. This year, over 1400 people hav...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday March 12, 2015
Swine flu - influenza A (H1N1) pandemic 2009 virus - that has killed over 1,500 people and left more than 27,000 people infected in India has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously circulating strains of H1N1 influenza, a team...
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 12, 2015
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who found a colleague in his squad car covered in blood three nights after the Boston Marathon bombing frantically repeated two words into his radio "officer down, officer down."
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 25, 2015
Ten Indian-Americans are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign associates elected to America's prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for their pioneering works in the field of technology.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 19, 2015
A major US university is apologizing to 800 applicants after it erroneously sent them emails offering them places in its elite computer studies program.
Monday February 2, 2015
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that just four fairly vague pieces of information - the dates and locations of four purchases - are enough to identify 90 per cent of the people in a data set recording three months of credit...
World News | Thomson Reuters | Saturday January 31, 2015
An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California today carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earth's soil, information that will help weather forecasting and tracking of global climate change.
World News | Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | Saturday January 31, 2015
Scientists will have to wait awhile longer to find out what kicked off the Big Bang.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 12, 2015
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been caused in part by small volcanic eruptions, according to a new study.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 28, 2014
One in six female undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been sexually assaulted, though fewer than five per cent reported a sex crime, a survey by MIT showed, as pressure mounts for US campuses to curb sexual violence.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 28, 2014
MIT scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the price of the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 15, 2014
Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 5, 2014
A pill coated with tiny needles that can deliver drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract has been developed by scientists, an advance that may eliminate the need for injections. In animal studies, researchers at Massachusetts Institute ...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday October 3, 2014
Twitter will provide the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with $10 million over the next five years to analyse every tweet that has gone out since the network was launched in 2006.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 29, 2014
The founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar, has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally-acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission ...
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 23, 2014
MIT engineers have developed a new gene-editing system that can selectively kill bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease.
Indo Asian News Service | Tuesday September 16, 2014
MIT researchers said the "force-control approach to robotic running is similar, in principle, to the way world class sprinters like Usain Bolt race."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 31, 2014
A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers reported Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.
World News | Associated Press | Friday August 8, 2014
In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.
Offbeat | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 6, 2014
It may be hard to imagine that your favourite packet of potato chips or even a glass of water can serve as a microphone to catch a criminal.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 4, 2014
An MIT oxygen-creating instrument will fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission to study how to make oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere. NASA has announced the seven instruments that will accompany Mars 2020, a planned USD 1.9 billion roving laborator...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 27, 2014
IIT Kharagpur will soon introduce a introduce a new "credit-based system" which would allow students the flexibility to complete a four-year B Tech course in three-and-a-half years.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday July 23, 2014
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.
Indo Asian News Service | Monday July 14, 2014
Researchers have discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge.