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.

Holograms to beam from your smartphone soon

What appears to be straight from a sci-fi movie, holographic projections from cell phones are likely to be a reality soon.

Get under her skin via this app!

What if you can see the virtual world through someone else`s eyes? Possible.

New robot that moves like a fish

MIT scientists have developed an autonomous robotic fish that can execute escape manoeuvres, convulsing its body to change direction in just a fraction of a second, or almost as quickly as a real fish can.

Researchers develop simple paper test for cancer

US researchers said Monday they have developed a simple, cheap paper test that could reveal within minutes whether a person has cancer.

US sets November trial in Boston bombings

A US judge has set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year`s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others.

Inclined to Innovate

INK Fellow Anirudh Sharma appeals for cultivation of a spirit of innovation at the grass root level, in a chat with Gauri Rane

Soon, chat with departed souls in virtual space!

A new startup from MIT`s entrepreneurship development program is offering you to simply become immortal via your computer.

Brain can process images in a jiffy!

In as less as 13 milliseconds, the human brain can process a dozen images flashed in front of you!

New hand-held device to catch early signs of eye disease

MIT researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient`s entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

New algorithm can make your face shots more memorable

Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover.