Friday, 12 August, 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

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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