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Fantasy sports team selection requires higher skill than mutual fund management, shows research
Sports

Fantasy sports team selection requires higher skill than mutual fund management, shows research

The study applies tests to data obtained from fantasy sports platforms for cricket and basketball (2013 to 2016) and various mutual funds (2005 to 2018). The study includes over 16 million data points collected over four years.

Corona of supermassive black hole seen disappearing, reappearing in a remarkable first
science

Corona of supermassive black hole seen disappearing, reappearing in a remarkable first

Changes in brightness usually seen over thousands to millions of years were seen taking place in under a year.

QS World University Rankings 2021: Only IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc make it to top 200 from India; MIT retains top spot
India

QS World University Rankings 2021: Only IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc make it to top 200 from India; MIT retains top spot

IIT Bombay has dropped 20 positions from last year's world university ranking, IISc dropped by one position, and IIT- Delhi's rank has slipped from the previous rank of 182.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvard, MIT announce salary, hiring freeze and leadership pay cuts
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvard, MIT announce salary, hiring freeze and leadership pay cuts

Prestigious US educational institutions Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are implementing salary and hiring freeze and their top leadership will take pay cuts as part of "hard choices" to control costs in a tough economic environment resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a report

Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo say it is time to expand tax base; advocate introduction of wealth tax in India
Business

Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo say it is time to expand tax base; advocate introduction of wealth tax in India

Banerjee, who is an alumnus of the University of Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Harvard, said that wealth tax is a very logical tax for India to impose.

At anti-CAA stir in Chicago, Indian-Americans and students say citizenship law a step towards 'rupturing India's social fabric'
World

At anti-CAA stir in Chicago, Indian-Americans and students say citizenship law a step towards 'rupturing India's social fabric'

Indian-American Muslim Council, in a statement, strongly condemned the alleged 'brutal crackdown' on students of Jamia and AMU

'Indian economy on shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2019 Nobel Prize on Economics
India

'Indian economy on shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2019 Nobel Prize on Economics

Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee said he was delighted that work focused on the world's poorest people has been awarded the Nobel Prize.

Indian universities fail to make Times Higher Education top 300 World University Rankings 2020; IISc slips down ranks
India

Indian universities fail to make Times Higher Education top 300 World University Rankings 2020; IISc slips down ranks

For the first time since 2012, India does not have any entry in the top 300 in World University Rankings 2020, published by UK-based Times Higher Education

Not just Romila Thapar, JNU administration asked CVs from 11 other emeritus professors to review their work
India

Not just Romila Thapar, JNU administration asked CVs from 11 other emeritus professors to review their work

The professor emeritus is an honorary position given to noted faculty members after their retirement

Newest artificial intelligence system can learn to see by touch, feel by seeing
News & Analysis

Newest artificial intelligence system can learn to see by touch, feel by seeing

The robot arm has tactile sensors that help the AI gather its data to grasp and recognise objects.

Meet Katie Bouman, the scientist whose algorithm helped image the first black hole
science

Meet Katie Bouman, the scientist whose algorithm helped image the first black hole

Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole.

MIT halts collaborations with Huawei, ZTE over probe on Chinese tech companies
News & Analysis

MIT halts collaborations with Huawei, ZTE over probe on Chinese tech companies

MIT has joined a list of US educational institutes that are ditching telecom equipment made by Huawei.

Google launches a global advisory council to consider ethics for AI, emerging tech
News & Analysis

Google launches a global advisory council to consider ethics for AI, emerging tech

The council report by Google at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists.

On International Women's Day eve, UNDP appoints Indian-American Padma Lakshmi its newest Goodwill Ambassador
World

On International Women's Day eve, UNDP appoints Indian-American Padma Lakshmi its newest Goodwill Ambassador

In her new role, the Emmy-nominated television personality and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi will mobilise support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised

Spider silk could be used to create artificial muscles or robotic actuators: Study
science

Spider silk could be used to create artificial muscles or robotic actuators: Study

According to researchers from MIT, the resilient fibres respond very strongly to changes in humidity.

Scientists create a pea-sized pill that may replace traditional insulin
science

Scientists create a pea-sized pill that may replace traditional insulin

The pea-sized pills that can inject insulin are made of stainless steel and a biodegradable material

IIT Hyderabad to launch a B Tech in artificial intelligence program in 2019
News & Analysis

IIT Hyderabad to launch a B Tech in artificial intelligence program in 2019

The course will have an intake of 20 students who can take the program via JEE-Advanced.

CES 2019 saw the launch of a variety of tech for the paranoid parent
News & Analysis

CES 2019 saw the launch of a variety of tech for the paranoid parent

The “family tech” encompasses products that range from AI toys to internet-connected breast pumps.

2018 saw technology take a quantum leap in scientific innovation: Report
News & Analysis

2018 saw technology take a quantum leap in scientific innovation: Report

2018 was a year that saw technology touch virtually every aspect of our lives, and maybe beyond it.

Smart syringe-needle inspired by insects promises painless, skin-friendly shots
science

Smart syringe-needle inspired by insects promises painless, skin-friendly shots

The structural & functional features of wasp & bee stingers make the prick painless: Study.