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NASA successfully launches NOAA advanced geostationary weather satellite

NASA successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of highly advanced geostationary weather satellites Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) lifted off at 6:42 p.m. EST (5.12 a.m.

Diversity Drive: HSBC GSCs target 100% female intake for internships

Last year, HSBC’s GSC in Kolkata received the award from NASSCOM, the trade association for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, for the ‘Highest Percentage Female Employees in IT/ITES’ for the third consecutive year HSBC has announced that it has set a target that 100

Driverless-vehicle options now include scooters

Self-driving scooter demonstrated at MIT complements autonomous golf carts and city cars by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — At MIT’s 2016 Open House last spring, more than 100 visitors took rides on an autonomous mobility scooter in a trial of software designed by

Decoding the medical cost mystery

Providers and patients drive health care spending in roughly equal amounts, study shows by Peter Dizikes, MIT News CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In Miami, health care providers spent about $14,423 per Medicare patient in 2010. But in Minneapolis, average spending on Medicare enrollees that year was $7,819,

Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria

Antimicrobial peptides can kill strains resistant to existing antibiotics by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Over the past few decades, many bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and few new drugs have emerged. A recent study from a U.K. commission on

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  MIT President L. Rafael Reif has announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup