Category Archives: Top Story

Programmable droplets

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments

A manifesto for designing cities

>>MIT professor’s new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city. “The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant

UNEP Expert at Maker Village

 >>Reluctance to use technology a challenge to disaster management: UNEP expert at Maker Village The impact of recent Ockhi cyclone that claimed several lives and caused widespread damage to properties in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep could have been minimised by using non-profitable technologies as instruments for

Street signs

>>Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had

‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a yogi and visionary par excellence’

Atal Bihari Vajpayee has brought developmental reforms to the forefront of governance, says Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has said that former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a sage, visionary par excellence who brought developmental reforms

Street signs

>>Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had

India skills up on Artificial Intelligence & Data Science in 2017

>>Coursera reveals list of top 10 most popular courses across domains including technology and business   Coursera, the global leader in online education and learning, today announced the list of the ’10 Most Popular Courses in India – 2017’, based on the average daily enrollments by Indian learners over

Traditional knowledge diminishes among tribals: IIITM-K study

>>A first-of-its-kind study in India, it provides a quantitative estimate of traditional knowledge that is disappearing at an alarming rate Traditional knowledge passed down several generations of the tribals in Kerala by their ancestors has suffered massive erosion and is gradually disappearing now, reveals a study conducted by

Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm

Approach should work especially well when ratings data is “sparse.”  BY LARRY HARDESTY, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The recommendation systems at websites such as Amazon and Netflix use a technique called “collaborative filtering.” To determine what products a given customer might like, they look for