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...
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.
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...
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The new algorithm is said to be accurate and 10 times faster, making it much more practical for real-time deployment.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday December 15, 2014
When compared to a chest-worn respiration monitor, the smartphone monitored participants' breathing to within half a breath per minute.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday December 8, 2014
While computers are good at identifying patterns in huge data sets, humans, by contrast, are good at inferring patterns from just a few examples.
Associated Press | Monday December 1, 2014
The cheetah robot, which can run on batteries at speeds of more than 16kmph for at least 15 minutes, is said to use less power than a microwave oven.
Reuters | Saturday November 15, 2014
MIT are undefeated going into their last regular season game on Saturday against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and headed to the Division III playoffs.
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.
Monday October 27, 2014
Harvard University with 22 billionaire alumni came in at second spot, followed by Yale University that boasts of 22 billionaires from its list of graduates.
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.
Reuters | Friday October 3, 2014
The new MIT lab is called the "Laboratory of Social Machines", and will access data from Gnip - a Twitter-owned website that stores a vast database of historic tweets.
Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday October 1, 2014
MIT researchers have developed a material that comes very close to be being ideal of solar absorption at a wide range of angles and temperatures.
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 | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday August 30, 2014
Four Indian-origin economists have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy
Reuters | Friday August 22, 2014
Still, computer-driven job polarisation has a natural limit, MIT professor David Autor argues in a paper prepared for a central banking conference.
NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday August 13, 2014
The Tickle Kickstarter project is an iOS implementation of Scratch, MIT's kid-friendly programming language.
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...
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.