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Attacks on Abhijit Banerjee are repulsive, but Nobel prize does not put him above legitimate critique
Business

Attacks on Abhijit Banerjee are repulsive, but Nobel prize does not put him above legitimate critique

The news of Mumbai-born Banerjee—a Bengali who grew up in Kolkata and studied in JNU winning the coveted award (never mind his co-awardees) exploded as a mega bombshell on India’s polarised political climate

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win Nobel in Economics: Modi, Manmohan laud laureates
India

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win Nobel in Economics: Modi, Manmohan laud laureates

Several Indian leaders congratulated Indian-origin economist and academic professor Abhijit Banerjee for winning the 2019 Nobel Economics prize jointly with his wife French-American Esther Duflo and US' Michael Kremer

'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-American Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo win Nobel in Economics: all you need to know about the prize-winning couple
Business

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, wife Esther Duflo win Nobel in Economics: all you need to know about the prize-winning couple

Banerjee, born in 1961 in Mumbai, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Calcutta, and a master's degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

WhatsApp’s forward limiting update slowed down spread of disinformation: Report
News & Analysis

WhatsApp’s forward limiting update slowed down spread of disinformation: Report

New research suggests that under the limit, 80 percent of the messages died down in two days.

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

Indian firms not being able to produce products that are recognised around the globe is worrying
News & Analysis

Indian firms not being able to produce products that are recognised around the globe is worrying

In the Global Innovation Index, India was ranked at 57 which is surprising since India is one of the leaders of the IT revolution.

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

Processing black hole images is like listening to a broken piano, says scientist Katie Bouman
science

Processing black hole images is like listening to a broken piano, says scientist Katie Bouman

The tech used to process the image also finds uses in medical imaging, seismic prediction & self-driving cars.

New polymer films developed by engineers can conduct heat just like metals
science

New polymer films developed by engineers can conduct heat just like metals

It's 300 times more thermally conductive than normal polyethylene; as conductive as most metals.

First life forms on Earth were likely born in ponds and not oceans, study suggests
science

First life forms on Earth were likely born in ponds and not oceans, study suggests

Oceans didn't retain nitrogenous oxides the way ponds did — a key requirement for life on Earth.

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

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.

MIT's Mini Cheetah robot can trot, resist kicks and also perform back flips
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MIT's Mini Cheetah robot can trot, resist kicks and also perform back flips

The Mini Cheetah robot can pick itself after falls and can trot along at a relative 5.5 miles per hour

Squishy ingestible pill swells into ball that tracks stomach conditions for a month
science

Squishy ingestible pill swells into ball that tracks stomach conditions for a month

The design of the inflatable pill was inspired by defense mechanisms of the pufferfish, a.k.a blowfish.

Amazon's facial detection technology 'Rekogniton' shows bias, say researchers
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Amazon's facial detection technology 'Rekogniton' shows bias, say researchers

Civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition service.

Fleet of tiny satellites may act as 'guide stars' for giant telescopes in space
science

Fleet of tiny satellites may act as 'guide stars' for giant telescopes in space

The SmallSats follow big telescopes, guiding their trajectory with lasers, easing telescope design.

Harvard, MIT and 63 other US universities oppose Donald Trump administration's stringent visa policy for foreign students
World

Harvard, MIT and 63 other US universities oppose Donald Trump administration's stringent visa policy for foreign students

The new policy announced by the Trump administration in August places restrictions on overstaying a visa

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.