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9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize

San Francisco: The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners. It is considered the most generous science[Read More…]

Modi wants scientists to spend time with students

Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged scientists “to spend 100 hours a year” with school students to teach them various aspects of science. Modi made the remarks after inaugurating the five-day Indian Science Congress at the Manipur University here. “I appeal to the scientists to spend at least[Read More…]

NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI

In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced. The scientists raced drones controlled by AI against a professional human pilot on October 12 to put their[Read More…]

Scientists predict bigger earthquakes in 2018

Scientists predict bigger earthquakes in 2018

The world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years due to periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation, scientists have warned. There is a clear correlation between the speed of the earth’s rotation and global earthquake activity, said Roger Bilham of[Read More…]

2 Indian-American scientists get prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

2 Indian-Americans scientists Manu Prakash and Subhash Khot, alumunus of Indian Institiute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Bombay respectively are among among 23 scientists who have won this year’s prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. The fellowship, also known as ‘genius grant’ is given to those who show exceptional creativity in their respective[Read More…]

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