Category Archives: Top Story

The (evolving) art of war

  >>In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy  by Peter Dizikes In 1969, the Soviet Union moved troops and military equipment to its border with China, escalating tensions between the communist Cold War powers. In response, China

Explosions of universe’s first stars spewed powerful jets

>>Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new stars by Jennifer Chu Several hundred million years after the Big Bang, the very first stars flared into the universe as massively bright accumulations of hydrogen and helium

MIT receives $30 million to help address energy challenges in Egypt

>>Award from USAID will support research collaborations through new Center of Excellence in Energy at Ain Shams University in Cairo MIT is the recipient of a $30 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced this week at a two-day ceremony in

Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption

>>A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows. They don’t give an Academy Award for this, but a Nigerian feature film, “Water of Gold,” made viewers significantly more likely to report corruption, according to a new paper co-authored by an

Digital revolution to create readers of the future

>>India has the unique distinction of being one of the youngest populations in the world. This population needs to acquire knowledge and skills to become a productive member of the society By Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari, MD, MBD group India has the unique distinction of

Every single child should be screened for hearing loss: Brett Lee  

  >>According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 34 million children worldwide suffer from profound hearing loss. Four in every 1,000 babies born in India suffer from severe to profound hearing disability   Cochlear’s Global Hearing Ambassador and International Cricket legend Brett Lee was in

MIT Awards $250,000 to ftcash for Most Innovative Future of Work in the World

>>ftcash was awarded $250,000 at MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge Global Grand Prize Gala on November 8  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Initiative on the Digital Economy has announced ftcash as the global grand prize winner for the 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). The winning organization was selected by

Getting serious about food safety

>>Deborah Blum’s new book explores the unlikely origins of food and drink regulation in the U.S. Milk may seem as wholesome a drink as there is, but it was not always so. Consider the U.S. in the late 19th century. At the time, producers of


>>It is a matter of great pride, as L55 is the 6th warship delivered by GRSE to the Indian Navy in last 16 months, which is a record in itself “L-55” a “Mark IV LCU Vessel, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE),