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System to repair software bugs automatically

A new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure apps in just two minutes has been found, says researchers.

Even small thunderstorms can cause huge polar cyclones on Saturn
Even small thunderstorms can cause huge polar cyclones on Saturn

Astronomers have recently revealed that minor weather conditions such as thunderstorms can lead to huge cyclones on the surface of Saturn.

Turkey daily accuses authorities of smuggling jihadists to Syria

A Turkish daily on Friday published images it said showed the Turkish spy agency helping to smuggle jihadists into Syria, the latest allegations by the newspaper accusing the authorities of aiding extremist groups across the border.

MIT's cheetah robot can now leap over obstacles

MIT researchers have trained their cheetah robot to jump over hurdles as it runs - making it the first four-legged robot that can run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

Underwater robot to plan its own missions
Underwater robot to plan its own missions

Very soon, there would be a robot that can plan and execute its mission in deep oceans. Developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the robot has its own "cognitive" capabilities.

Here's how India rapidly moved toward Eurasia 80m years ago

A new research has shed light on how India rapidly moved toward Eurasia 80 million years ago.

Thumbnail wearable device to answer your phone

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

Test your eyesight: Whom do you see, Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

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Want to check your eyesight? There is an easy test for that in the form of this optical illusion.

Do something different, CNR Rao tells students

Eminent scientist CNR Rao has asked students to take the less travelled road to succeed and lamented the paucity of funds for science and education in India.

Swine flu: Toll reaches 1,587 as study warns of mutations

Fifty more deaths took the swine flu toll close to the 1,600-mark with nearly 28,000 people affected even as a study by the US-based MIT suggested that the H1N1 virus may have acquired mutations which make it more "severe and infectious".

New 'malaria-in-a-dish' method to aid better treatment of disease

A team of researcher has engineered a 'malaria-in-a-dish' method that paves the way for better treatments.

Risk-assessment software to help you plan daily schedule

With the help of a new software, developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), your smartphone planner could help you with your daily schedule by specifying constraints and reliability thresholds.

'Smart' computer network matches primate brain qualities

A team of neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that one of the latest generation of computer networks - called "deep neural networks" - matches the primate brain.

4D printing to create shape changing structures

In a first, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a technology called four dimensional (4D) printing to create a structure that can change shape without external intervention.

Now, charge your mobile just by walking in the park!
Now, charge your mobile just by walking in the park!

Ever thought of a walking mobile charger? Here is some good news as researchers have developed a battery that can harness the energy of movements to charge electronic devices like mobile phones.

Atomic clock that fits in your pocket

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, are working on a highly accurate atomic clock the size of a Rubik's cube, measuring about 2 inches in each dimension.

Visualisation system to read robots' minds developed
Visualisation system to read robots' minds developed

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new visualisation system that can help read robots' minds.

MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission
MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission

MIT researchers have analysed Mars One's plan to create a human colony on the Red Planet by 2025 and found that the settlers may face deadly problems, including suffocation and starvation.

New lab at MIT to analyse Twitter messages
New lab at MIT to analyse Twitter messages

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.

Super 30 fame Anand Kumar inspires students at MIT
Super 30 fame Anand Kumar inspires students at MIT

Technology should not create islands, but help develop inclusive society, Indian mathematician and founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar, on Wednesday said