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16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from Bangalore’s Inventure Academy, joins an elite group of people having their names named after stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

New technique to make prosthetic limbs feel more natural

New technique to make prosthetic limbs feel more natural

The researchers believe that their strategy could work for nearly any amputee, including people whose amputations were performed many years ago.

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers engineered moisture-sensitive cells to not only pull flaps open but also light up in response to humid conditions.

Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

The robots, that move when water is pumped in and out of them, are made entirely of hydrogel - a tough, rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water.

Neutron stars generating gravitational waves continuously, say Indian scientists

Neutron stars generating gravitational waves continuously, say Indian scientists

Neutron stars are the densest observable objects in the universe, with a fistful of stellar material outweighing a mountain on Earth.

Obama honours Gates and others with Medal of Freedom

Obama honours Gates and others with Medal of Freedom

"Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine," said the outgoing US president.

Glial – Brain cells that play vital role in controlling appetite identified!

Neuroscientists at MIT found that activating these brain cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed.

Indo-American scientist awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

 An Indo-American imaging scientist and inventor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been conferred with the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for his path-breaking inventions to improve lives globally.

This tattoo can be used to control your computer, smartphone

This tattoo can be used to control your computer, smartphone

Researchers have created a temporary metallic tattoo that can be used to control your computer, smartphone and other connected devices.

Software to let you control smartphone with eyes

Software to let you control smartphone with eyes

The team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Georgia and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Informatics has so far been able to train software to identify where a person is looking with an accuracy of about a centimetre on a mobile phone and 1.7 centimetres on a tablet, MIT Technology Review reported.

Amazon is now world's smartest company

Amazon is now world's smartest company

Amazon has grabbed the top spot in MIT`s annual list of the world`s smartest companies of 2016.

Super30 founder gets teaching offer from MIT's online initiative

Super30 founder gets teaching offer from MIT's online initiative

Kumar has got the offer from edx, a massive open online course (MOOC) provider and an initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions

Irani said experts from institutions like University of Edinburgh, MIT and Cambridge have been roped in to upgrade the curriculum in social sciences, sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Merely 8 tweets can disclose your identity, office and home address!

Merely 8 tweets can disclose your identity, office and home address!

Reserachers from Oxford University and MIT have showcased that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts, as few as eight over the course of a single day, can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace to a relatively low-tech snooper.

Gas molecules can help find life on exoplanets

Gas molecules can help find life on exoplanets

Biosignature gases emitted by exoplanetary life forms could be detected remotely by space telescopes but these gases might have quite different compositions from those in the Earth's atmosphere.

New system finds security flaws in popular web apps

New system finds security flaws in popular web apps

 US researchers have created a new system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application code to find security flaws in popular web-based apps.

Here`s how our brain processes emotions

Some mental illnesses may stem, in part, from the brain's inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. For example, people who are depressed often do not feel happy even when experiencing something that they normally enjoy.

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient, says scientist.

New 'social' robot can teach better than humans

Researchers have developed a socially assistive robot called "Tega" that is designed to serve as a one-on-one peer learner in or outside of the classroom.

MIT of Boston may associate with India's flagship programmes

MIT of Boston may associate with India's flagship programmes

A discussion in this regard took place when MIT President Rafael Reif called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday.