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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

Football sized underwater robot to provide port security

An Indian-origin researcher at MIT has developed an oval-shaped submersible robot, smaller than a football, that can skim discreetly along a ship's hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband.

Super 30 founder invited to speak at MIT and Harvard

Indian mathematician and 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 to IIT.

Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan

A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands.

New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health

MIT scientists have developed a new algorithm that lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.

Novel way to monitor drone`s parametres

Drones are the future of home delivery and surveillance but to achieve this consistently, they will have to tackle high winds and other uncertainties like depletion of fuel.

Coming, smartphones that correct vision

You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you.