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US universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power

US universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power

US universities lead the world in scientific innovation but face strong competition from Asian rivals with close ties to industry, according to a detailed analysis of academic papers and patent filings.

Sep 16, 2015, 11:44 AM IST
Know which 2 Indian institutes are among world’s top 200

Know which 2 Indian institutes are among world’s top 200

In a first, two Indian institutes, The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, have for the first time made it to the top 200 list of the world's best universities.

Sep 15, 2015, 10:10 AM IST
Asteroids pounding fractured Moon's upper crust: Scientists

Asteroids pounding fractured Moon's upper crust: Scientists

 Nearly four billion years ago, the moon took a severe beating as a barrage of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters and opening deep fissures in its crust, scientists have revealed.

Sep 11, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Novo Nordisk, MIT to work on drug delivery devices

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk announced that it would partner with the Langer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop the next generation of drug delivery devices for the administration of peptides.

Sep 08, 2015, 10:20 AM IST
Neurons that help us form habits discovered

Neurons that help us form habits discovered

MIT researchers have discovered neurons in the brain that weigh costs and benefits to drive formation of habits.

Aug 24, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2015, 17:34 PM IST
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.

Jul 16, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

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.

Jun 30, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

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.

May 24, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2014, 19:29 PM IST
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.

Nov 03, 2014, 12:15 PM IST

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.

Oct 28, 2014, 05:30 AM IST
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.

Oct 06, 2014, 13:01 PM IST

Twitter wants MIT to make sense of your tweets

Twitter has teamed up with MIT on a USD 10 million project that will analyse every tweet sent since the micro-blogging site was launched in 2006 in an effort to better understand social networks.

Oct 03, 2014, 20:05 PM IST