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Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

The remote-controlled robot fish swims quietly through coral reefs and schools of fish and uses a fisheye lens to capture high-resolution photos and video with a camera built into its nose.

Mar 23, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
MIT scientists develop robotic drones that can travel by land and air

MIT scientists develop robotic drones that can travel by land and air

This new robotic drones can efficiently navigate cityscapes with parking spots, no-fly zones and landing pads.

Jun 29, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
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.

Jun 05, 2017, 23:59 PM IST
This wireless device can measure walking speed with ease

This wireless device can measure walking speed with ease

The new device called "WiGait" could help reveal a wealth of important health information, particularly for the elderly by measuring the emerging vital sign.

May 02, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
Material that changes properties according to environment developed

Material that changes properties according to environment developed

The team found that at the molecular level, the structure of protein material is strengthened when the environment contains zinc ions and certain pH indexes.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Apple hires man who 3D printed his brain tumour

Apple hires man who 3D printed his brain tumour

Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour.

Apr 22, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
This new solar-powered device can harvest water from dry air

This new solar-powered device can harvest water from dry air

In a first, scientists have developed a new device that can harvest water from air everyday by using ambient sunlight, even in dry or desert climates.

Apr 16, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
IIT-Kharagpur in top 100 of Employability Ranking

IIT-Kharagpur in top 100 of Employability Ranking

IIT - Kharagpur has been ranked exceptionally well with regard to the parameters of `Graduate Employability Rate` and `Employers` Presence` on the Campus.

Nov 23, 2016, 21:05 PM IST

Training informal health providers can boost healthcare, reveals study

Training of informal health providers, a major component of primary care, can help fill the gap in the rural healthcare system due to huge shortage of medical professionals, a study has suggested.

Oct 23, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

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.

Sep 14, 2016, 18:43 PM IST
Proud moment! Indian-born MIT researcher wins prestigious 'Marconi Young Scholar' award in US

Proud moment! Indian-born MIT researcher wins prestigious 'Marconi Young Scholar' award in US

 Dinesh Bharadia, an Indian-born researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won the prestigious  'Marconi Young Scholar' award in the US.

Sep 14, 2016, 18:41 PM IST

Brain regions that builds panoramic memory identified

Neuroscientists have identified two brain regions that are involved in creating panoramic memories and help us to merge fleeting views of our surroundings into a seamless, 360-degree panorama.

Sep 09, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

17-year-old 'unschooled' Malvika Joshi makes it to MIT

The MIT has a provision for accepting students who are medal winners at various Olympiads.

Aug 30, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
3D-printed structures that 'remember' original shapes

3D-printed structures that 'remember' original shapes

 A team of engineers has used light to print 3D structures that "remember" their original shapes even after being stretched, twisted and bent at extreme angles

Aug 27, 2016, 22:55 PM IST
Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

This space boot comes with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors whose vibrations can help astronauts avoid the risk of tripping over obstacles.

Jul 28, 2016, 14:32 PM IST
Nanolayered composites can open new avenues in materials science: Researchers

Nanolayered composites can open new avenues in materials science: Researchers

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), borrowed ideas from metalsmiths and pastry chefs, created composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material

Jul 22, 2016, 19:30 PM IST
NASA's Hubble conducts first atmospheric study of earth-sized exoplanets (Watch)

NASA's Hubble conducts first atmospheric study of earth-sized exoplanets (Watch)

The findings increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets - TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c.

Jul 21, 2016, 09:28 AM IST
Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Small shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin professor.

Jul 13, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
PM speaks to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson living in Delhi old-age home; Kanubhai calls himself 'Modi bhakt', slams Sonia

PM speaks to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson living in Delhi old-age home; Kanubhai calls himself 'Modi bhakt', slams Sonia

 Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday met Kanubhai, the eldest son of Mahatma Gandhi's third son Ramdas, at an old-age home in Delhi.

May 15, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

New paper-based test offers easy, rapid, cheap check for Zika

A team of researchers has brought a cheap, fast and easy way to detect the Zika virus closer to reality.

May 07, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

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