Category Archives: Top Story

New system recovers fresh water from power plants

>>Technology captures water evaporating from cooling towers; prototype to be installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant About 39 percent of all the fresh water withdrawn from rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the U.S. is earmarked for the cooling needs of electric power plants that use

People power

>>State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows In politics, your voices make a difference. At least at the state level of U.S. politics, that is. A new study co-authored by an MIT political scientist shows that state policies in the

For food-aid recipients, information is power

>>A simple card explaining a government aid program leads to more rice for poor villagers in Indonesia. Even for poor villagers in rural Indonesia, information is power. That is the implication of a newly published study co-authored by MIT economists, which finds that recipients of

Rote learning must be discouraged: AICTE Chairman

India’s first ‘Academic & Research Integrity Conclave 2018’ concludes its Delhi Edition  “Integrity is the pillar of excellence in academia and research”, echoed eminent leaders from higher education and research institutions, at the country’s first ‘Academic and Research Integrity Conclave 2018’, which the Capital hosted.

United Nations recently hired interns from LISSA School of Design

>>LISAA School has over 700 students in the campus which has seven-course offerings which include graduation, diploma and other creative areas including short filmmaking  LISAA School of design campus at Adugodi Hosur Road  (the only French Design School in India with lone campus in Bengaluru)   and CREO

Brewing up Earth’s earliest life

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–Around 4 billion years ago, Earth was an inhospitable place, devoid of oxygen, bursting with volcanic eruptions, and bombarded by asteroids, with no signs of

Fostering entrepreneurship is crucial to economic development

>>The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University marks opening of India headquarters with open house  The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, (LM SAI) Harvard University, today organized an open house on “Trust and Creativity, Fostering Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries”, the last in a series of events planned

KBA becomes first Indian academy to get Hyperledger membership

  >>Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) has become the first Indian institution to be granted membership by Hyperledger project hosted by Linux

On Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories

>>Research project finds humans, not bots, are primarily responsible for spread of misleading information A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does — and by a substantial margin. “We