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  • Role of serendipity and Rajan's journey to Mint Street 12-02-2014 07:25 AM

    Mumbai: He took over as RBI Governor barely six months ago, but Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday confessed that he had expressed his desire to head the central bank one day decades ago while studying at the IIM-Ahmedabad. "I want to highlight the role of serendipity - in terms of three...
  • Sensory Fiction: Wearable book lets readers experience what characters feel 31-01-2014 04:00 PM

    New York: Hold your breath. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) media lab have designed a wearable book that makes readers quite literally feel what the book's characters are feeling. The book, titled The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is part of an MIT project called 'Sensory Fiction'....
  • MIT develops hand-held device to catch early signs of eye disease 26-12-2013 04:53 PM

    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. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the new instrument which is the first to combine cutting-edge technologies...
  • FTP: Has a degree from an Indian university lost all value? 11-09-2013 11:58 PM

    US-based MIT and Harvard University topped an authoritative list of the world's top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India. ...
  • Indian universities fail to make world's top 200, MIT tops the list 11-09-2013 11:57 AM

    London: US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University on Tuesday topped an authoritative list of the world's top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the country's premier institution, comes in way down at No 222, dropping...
  • News briefs: TM Bhagalpur University to expand academic courses 11-08-2013 01:11 AM

    TM Bhagalpur University (TMBU) is looking forward to diversify its academic programmes. The post-graduation department of English has proposed to set up Tilka Majhi Centre for Culture and Innovative Studies to run three PG courses diploma in translation studies, post graduate diploma in journalism and mass communication besides post graduate...
  • RBI chief Raghuram Rajan: The young, outspoken former IMF heavyweight 07-08-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: India named a former International Monetary Fund chief economist to head the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, giving fresh impetus to efforts to revive a struggling economy and a currency that is languishing at record lows. Raghuram Rajan, who predicted the global financial crisis in 2005, will...
  • Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose passes away 13-07-2013 08:02 AM

    Boston: Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corporation, known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 83. Bose's death was announced Friday by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and...
  • Andhra Pradesh to sign MoU with MIT to better its education 05-06-2013 08:25 AM

    New York: Andhra Pradesh is set to sign an MoU with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology to tap its vast resources to help give the state's educational system a face lift, the state's information technology and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah said here on Tuesday. The minister said the finer...
  • Boston blasts: Throat injury may prevent suspect from talking 21-04-2013 12:38 PM

    Washington: As US authorities prepared to question the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to find out the motive for the terror attack they may face an unexpected problem, according to a media report. Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was captured after a massive manhunt, "has suffered an injury to...
  • Boston bombers had 6 bombs, rifle, handguns: police chief 21-04-2013 03:56 AM

    Boston: The two Boston Marathon bombing suspects had at least six bombs -- three of which exploded, handguns and a rifle when police officers first confronted them in a dark residential street in Watertown, a Boston suburb, police said on Saturday. "A single officer was the first to encounter the...
  • Boston blasts: Residents celebrate as police capture suspects 20-04-2013 09:48 AM

    Watertown: Police officers and firefighters stood grim-faced with guns and rifles, lining the street leading to the suburban property where a suspect in twin bombings at the Boston Marathon was believed to be holed up. Reporters and spectators lined up on the other side. The mood was tense, with the...
  • Boston bombing suspect's father calls him an angel 20-04-2013 09:14 AM

    Watertown: The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says his younger son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a "true angel". He said his son was studying medicine and was an "intelligent boy". "We expected him to come on holidays here," said Anzor Tsarnaev in a telephone interview with AP from the...
  • US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred: Obama 20-04-2013 08:02 AM

    Washington: US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred, said President Barack Obama in his address early Saturday. "We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had...I've instructed (authorities) to continue to deploy all the necessary resources" for investigation," he added. The US President emphasised that...
  • Boston twin blasts: A timeline of events that unfolded at MIT and Watertown 19-04-2013 11:34 PM

    The hunt for the second suspect in the Boston bombings case is narrowing, according to reports in Watertown. ...
  • Boston twin blasts suspects from Russia region: AP 19-04-2013 05:26 PM

    Watertown: The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and a law enforcement intelligence bulletin said he "may be armed and dangerous", The Associated Press reported. AP also reports that both the Boston bomb suspects...
  • Boston blasts: Police say suspect on the run is a terrorist 19-04-2013 03:26 PM

    Watertown: Police in Watertown, Massachusetts, are looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, officials said on Friday. "We believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody," said Boston Police...
  • Boston blasts: New photo released of the suspect on the run 19-04-2013 03:12 PM

    Watertown: Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat. In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. Police say he's on the loose,...
  • Boston blasts: 1 suspect killed, another on the run, say police 19-04-2013 02:13 PM

    Watertown: Police on Friday said that one of two suspects (Black Hat) in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was dead and a massive manhunt was underway for another (White Hat). The two suspects are also believed to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, confirmed...
  • US: Suspect in MIT shooting no longer in campus, says university 19-04-2013 12:48 PM

    Watertown: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer is no longer on campus and students have been advised they can resume normal activities, the university said on its website on Friday. "MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening's shooting...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT 19-04-2013 11:34 AM

    Watertown: There were reports of gunfire and explosions as a manhunt was on for the killer of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in the Watertown area near Boston in the United States early on Friday morning. A massive police operation was on in the area following the reports...
  • US: Policeman killed in shooting at MIT campus 19-04-2013 10:11 AM

    Cambridge: A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made and a manhunt was on for the shooter. The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when...
  • US: Gunshots heard at MIT campus, police officer injured 19-04-2013 09:30 AM

    Cambridge: State police say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 pm outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a...
  • Dengue vaccine closer to reality, say researchers 09-04-2013 01:30 PM

    Washington: Researchers have inched closer to developing a novel therapy using mutated antibodies to protect people from the dengue virus. Scientists, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, said that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet...
  • Just four phone calls may reveal your identity: Research 26-03-2013 03:30 PM

    London: Just four phone calls are enough to reveal your personal information, MIT researchers have warned. A new study led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that data derived from mobile phone networks, using just the location of radio masts, could identify the about a vast majority of people from...
  • 2 Indians among Forbes' top 15 education innovators list 10-11-2012 07:49 AM

    New York: Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. The Forbes...