India to build gravitational wave observatory

New Delhi--In a major boost to Indian science research, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory...

MIT Professor Mavalvala explains Einstein’s gravitational waves in 2010 (with video)

CAMBRIDGE, MA— MIT Professor Nergis Mavalvala, whose research focuses on interferometric Gravitational Waves and Quantum Measurement, played a role in the detection of Einstein’s...

Pakistan-Born MIT Professor Nergis Mavalvala helps detect Einstein’s gravitational waves

CAMBRIDGE, MA—It is perhaps the biggest scientific news of this century and probably of many centuries: the detection of Einstein's gravitational waves; and Pakistan-born...

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

WASHINGTON--For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event...

Is India ready for Artificial Intelligence?

By Nishant Arora NEW DELHI-- At a time when the global technology giants are set to leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for your...

Men and women may be wired to behave differently: Study

NEW YORK--Male and female behavioural differences correlate with their different brain networks, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Structural differences in the brain may...

Indian-American scientist converts CO2 from thin air into clean-burning fuel

NEW YORK-- In a first, researchers including one of Indian origin have directly converted carbon dioxide from thin air into methanol fuel - a...

Scientists replicate folding human brain in 3D in lab

CAMBRIDGE, MA-- Researchers at the Harvard University including an Indian-origin scientist have replicated a folding human brain in 3D, revealing for the first time...

NASA snap shows Pluto’s atmosphere in infrared wavelength

NEW YORK--The US space agency NASA has released a photo taken by its New Horizons spacecraft that shows Pluto's atmosphere in infrared wavelengths. It is...

Journey into the brain

By Leah Burrows Harvard Gazette/SEAS Communications The U.S. federal government has awarded more than $28 million to Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...

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