Soon, robots to get better at identifying objects

MIT scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed improved object-recognition systems which could help future robots manipulate objects around them.

MIT engineers working on device to test ball trackers: Anil Kumble
MIT engineers working on device to test ball trackers: Anil Kumble

Former India captain and ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble on Thursday said that engineers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working on a device that will detect the efficiency of the Decision Review System tools like ball tracker.

What stops puddles from spreading

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they now have answers to an unexplained puzzle - why puddle does not spread endlessly as is expected of water.

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.

PM Modi pays tribute to mathematician John Nash, calls him 'intellectual powerhouse'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car crash.

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.

Sangeeta N Bhatia, Indian origin scientist wins $ 250,000 Heinz Award

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Washington: Sangeeta Bhatia, an Indian-origin scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named the recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment.

Govt disputes claim made in US study on swine flu

The government Thursday disputed the claim made in a US study that the swine flu virus may have acquired mutations and said that the strain mentioned in it has "no relevance" to the 2015 outbreak.

MIT swine flu report to be studied: Indian experts

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report claiming that the swine flu virus in India may have mutated and become severely infectious needs to be studied thoroughly before being accepted, Indian health experts said on Thursday.

New algorithm for household robots to see better

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new vision system that will help household robots recognise objects better while reducing the number of misidentifications.

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.

New battery could be game-changer for electric cars
New battery could be game-changer for electric cars

A new lithium battery that could triple the driving range of an electric vehicle and significantly lower its maintenance costs is all set for mass production within a year.

One in six female MIT students a victim of sexual assault: Survey

One in six female undergraduates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who responded to a survey has been sexually assaulted, but fewer than 5 percent reported a sex crime, MIT said.

Twitter grants MIT access to every public tweet to extract insights on societal problems
Twitter grants MIT access to every public tweet to extract insights on societal problems

 Social micro blogging website Twitter has given full access to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers to go through every single tweet to try and glean some insights from those tweets.

Underwater robot to help spot concealed contraband
Underwater robot to help spot concealed contraband

Spotting concealed contraband at ports can now be a lot easier as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed an oval-shaped submersible robot that can perform ultrasound scans.

New wireless system to reduce traffic congestion
New wireless system to reduce traffic congestion

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new wireless system called RoadRunner that uses GPS like turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways.

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health

A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health.

The MOOC phenomenon

In today`s digital age more and more students are opting for online courses to enhance their knowledge. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports.

US student dies after falling off cliff in Ladakh

A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who went missing more than a week ago in northern India has been found dead in a ravine after she reportedly slipped while jogging and fell several hundred feet off a cliff, MIT officials have said.

New algorithm can help us `see` the time

Time flies but can we see how time moves? Researchers believe a new algorithm can - with roughly 80 percent accuracy - determine whether a given snippet of video is playing backward or forward.