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In India, GRE test takers increased by nearly 2,000 amid pandemic

March 28, 2022 12:58 pm

While the structure and grading of GRE has stayed almost the same, the exam centres seem to have changed a tad in the past couple of years.

‘In the end, you’re treated like a spy,’ says MIT scientist

January 25, 2022 1:35 pm

The dismissal of charges against Gang Chen is a setback to the China Initiative, an effort started in 2018 to crack down on economic and scientific espionage by China.

Every pore on your face is a walled garden

January 11, 2022 12:44 pm

“There’s a huge amount of diversity over 1 square centimeter of your face,” said Arolyn Conwill, a postdoctoral researcher who is the study’s lead author.

IIT-Ropar's former director appointed as institute professor at IIT-Madras

June 16, 2021 1:53 pm

The professor now serves as an institute chair professor and institute professor at the institute's department of Mechanical Engineering. He has also been a visiting chair professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA

February 02, 2021 10:54 am

Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency's transition under the administration of President Joe Biden.

Merit and Its Discontents

November 07, 2020 11:01 pm

Political philosopher Michael J Sandel argues that the smug conviction of elite meritocracy is tearing our social fabric apart

Novel algorithm can help robots prevent colliding with humans

June 17, 2019 1:58 pm

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US created an algorithm. A scientist has developed an algorithm that helps the robot avoid collisions by accurately calculating what path a human is going to take.

Novel ingestible capsule with Bluetooth can monitor health

December 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Manufactured using 3D-printing technology, the capsules could be deployed to deliver drugs to treat a variety of diseases, particularly in cases where drugs must be taken over a long period of time.

'Sun in a box' system can beat Li-ion batteries over store renewable energy: Study

December 10, 2018 12:06 pm

The researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) estimate that such a system would be vastly more affordable than lithium-ion batteries, that has long been considered a viable method for renewable energy storage.

New autonomous drone fleets to aid rescue operations in forests

November 04, 2018 6:35 pm

Each autonomous quadrotor drone is equipped with laser-range finders for position estimation, localisation, and path planning. As the drone flies around, it creates an individual 3D map of the terrain.