Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Topic: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hate speech, now ‘fear speech’ — study finds new way Indians on WhatsApp ‘target minorities’

Study by IIT-Kharagpur and MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society, US, assessed over 5,000 public, political WhatsApp groups, found emojis are a common feature in such posts.

Plants that can send emails, warn us about climate change — All about plant nanobionics

Emerging field of plant nanobionics uses sensors and nanotechnology embedded in plants to exploit their natural processes for data collection and interpretation.

Economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Padma Bhushan awardee, dies at 74

Ahluwalia had, last month, stepped down as chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations due to her declining health.

UGC cites top universities like MIT, Cambridge to justify decision to hold final-year exams

UGC issued a circular Thursday, detailing SOPs for colleges and that they conduct a risk-assessment before holding exams. Health of students and staff to be monitored too.

New paper-based test developed by MIT researchers claims to detect coronavirus in 30 mins

The test developed by MIT start-up E25Bio is conducted using paper strips, which show a coloured spot if a patient’s sample has the novel coronavirus.

Age-old business of selling youth to the aging is likely never to stop

The global market for anti-aging products is expected to exceed $330 billion by 2021.

Up in the air, plane with no moving parts

ScientiFix — a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It’s your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

Become a democracy, achieve 20% higher GDP growth: New study

Study by MIT, Columbia, Boston University and University of Chicago researchers shows that democracy outscores China’s authoritarian capitalism.

India needs jobs for all, including its Muslims

New data suggests efforts of governments to expand opportunities to India’s most deprived citizens may be failing.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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