Monthly Archives: September 2017

Technique spots warning signs of extreme events

>> Method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation BY JENNIFER CHU, MIT NEWS  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many extreme events — from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an  instability inside a gas turbine, to the

Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration on machine revolution and rural India

>> The oration is to be delivered by Dr. Ashok Khosla, Founder & Chairman, Development Alternatives Group XLRI ( Xavier School of Management) is all set to organize the 4th ‘Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Orationon Sustainable Development’ in memory of the Founder of AMUL Dr. Verghese Kurien, otherwise known as “the Milkman of India” on 23rd September, 2017 at XLRI

Three-day biz fest ‘Vista’ set to kick off at IIMB on Sep 22

>> Thirty events, five workshops, special speaker sessions and panels on Creative Disruption mark the event Bengaluru: Students of the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will organize their annual business summit – Vista 2017, from 22nd to

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides

>> Harnessing these imperfections could have implications for computer memory and energy conversion BY DAVID L CHANDLER, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up

Why engineering is a multifaceted profession

>> Careers in engineering are also constantly evolving with new processes and technologies being developed, challenging the will of engineers to adopt and develop creative solutions for complex issues, says Dr Tham Yieng Wei, Head of MDIS School of Engineering. What is engineering? Why is engineering

Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

>> By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch mass extermination of species in future millennia BY JENNIFER CHU, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal