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Fact Checking 6 Persistent Science Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories that are easily debunked by science still persist.
Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie. A national poll released this week by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that some popular conspiracy theories in the United States have persisted for years, like the belief that a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
Meanwhile, new theories have gained…
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The biggest news hogging the Android circle has been about Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android stepping down from his post. However, he is likely to be involved in other unknown projects, which the company has not divulged.
Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, the IIT Kharagpur alumni, who is known for heading Chrome and Apps at Google. Sundar was brought up in Tamil Nadu. He holds a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur along with…
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I’ve never cared much for billboards. Not in the city, not out of the city — not anywhere, really. It’s like the saying in that old Five Man Electrical Band song. So when the creative director of an ad agency in Peru sent me a picture of what he claimed was the first billboard that produces potable water from air, my initial reaction was: gotta be a hoax, or at best, a…Continue
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Against the backdrop of health care reform and a controversial medical device tax, medical technology companies are focusing more than ever on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. They…
Madhusudhan Venkadesan speaks in the even, uninflected tone of the professor that he is. Ask him a question and he will pause before responding. A mechanical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Venkadesan studied at Cornell University, and received a postdoctoral degree in…Continue
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Subrah Iyar was born and brought up in Mumbai. He completed his schooling in Mumbai and pursued his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology. On completion of his graduation he moved to the US in 1982. He worked with Intel, Apple Inc., Quarterdeck, and Teleos Research prior to the establishment of…Continue
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An undergraduate has developed an open source application that reminds students to return books to the library
Are you one of those who tend to borrow several books from the library but never seem to remember the due date for turning them in?
Pritesh Sankhe, a student of…
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A heavy truck stands next to an artillery gun getting ready to fire at enemy posts. An imported Doppler-based dome antenna communicates with a weather station 15 km above the earth. The air drift and temperature likely to affect the trajectory of the shell is recorded by the floating weather station and relayed to the truck. The data is used to position the gun before firing.
This battlefield situation has been made a lot easier by the students of IIT Bombay.
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Soon students and faculty of IIT-Madras will have ample opportunity to engage in research activities with one of Ireland’s oldest publicly-funded comprehensive universities, University College Cork (UCC). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in January between the two institutions which…Continue
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Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine,…Continue
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A three-member team from IIT Bombay’s Aakash Core Development Team led by Sachin Patel will conduct a workshop on Aakash programming in Technopark on February 16 and 17.
Aakash tablet is being developed for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by a team at IIT Bombay under the leadership of D B Phatak.
The two-day workshop is being organised by International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) as part of its pre-incubation support activities.…
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The foundation stone for a PAN-IIT Solar Thermal Project involving the Indian Institutes of Technology from across the country will be laid near here next week.
The Rs 15-crore project is a research effort in which the IITs together will contribute towards establishment of a pilot solar thermal power generation system. The project will receive funding to the tune of Rs 15 crore from the Centre through the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
“Three major projects…
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Ever wondered what happens to products that are returned due to negligible defects? Or the ones returned because they developed minor faults soon after purchase? These products make their way back to the manufacturer and end up languishing in the warehouse. Hitendra Chaturvedi, an engineer from IIT…
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Students can now pursue Ph D with post-graduate course in the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore (IIT-I) with plans afoot to launch a 'dual-degree programme' that will save their at least 18 months in getting the doctorate.
With this launch in coming academic session, IIT-I will become the first among…
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Students from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) are working on providing innovative solutions to real life problems like water woes, earth's health, among other things.
Twenty one students from IITGN are taking part in a one-of-its-kind competition called 'Mathematical Contest in Modelling' (MCM), a worldwide contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modelling to solve real life problems. The participation is the largest from any institute in India…
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Premier institutes - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) are all set to work with Japan which has long been synonymous with groundbreaking innovations and scientific breakthroughs. The institutes will help Indian industry absorb Japanese technology in the shortest time frame and look to create unique products for the Indian market in the areas of material science, energy and technology.
The idea is based on the…
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