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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.

MIT to invest $1 billion in college for AI, will open in September 2019

October 30, 2018 4:40 pm

The new institute, to be called MIT Stephen A Schwarzman College of Computing, is being set up on an investment of $1 billion, and will be opened in September 2019.

AI system can track human movements from behind walls

June 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Scientists from the Massachusetts Insititue of Technology (MIT) have developed an arificial intelligence system, called RF Pose, that can hlp detect and correct postures of people, even if a solid wall were to come in between.

'VirtualHome' AI system may help robots complete household chores

May 30, 2018 8:09 pm

Researchers have created an AI-based system, VirtualHome, that will help train robots to perform basic household functions.

Scientists develop 3D-printed, driverless boats

May 24, 2018 9:57 pm

Researchers have developed self-driving boats, created from 3D printed parts, which will be capable of operating on roadways and bridges as well.