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Scientists detect a ‘ringing’ black hole

For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a bell. By reanalyzing the first black hole merger ever detected, the astrophysicists measured the gravitational wave ‘tones’ emitted following the event. The breakthrough comes 10 years earlier than expected …Continue reading

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Technology and Cricket: An Uneasy Alliance?

When Saeed Ajmal made a late entry into the international cricketing circuit at age 32, he quickly went on to fill a void left in the Pakistani squad after an earlier-than-expected retirement of legendary off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in 2004. Best known …Continue reading

Defective cilia linked to heart valve birth defects

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common heart valve birth defect and one of the most common birth defects of any type, affecting around 70 million people worldwide. A healthy aortic valve has three leaflets; in BAV disease, two of the …Continue reading

Keeping pace with the new space age‎

Space, the final frontier, is on the advent of commercialization. The age of space exploration a.k.a. the New Space Age is now opening up this unlimited expanse to anyone who has ever dreamt of going there.  I joined Virgin Galactic as a …Continue reading

An insight into e-voting in 2019 Indian elections

Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is a former chief election commissioner of India. He has authored the book An Undocumented Wonder – The Making of the Great Indian Election. MIT Technology Review reached out to him for insight on technological interventions undertaken over the …Continue reading

A museum for the new age

Museums show how the past and the present are intricately linked together. By exhibiting material dating back in time, museums provide visitors with information needed to imagine a collective present, as nations or as human species. Advances in information and telecommunication technologies …Continue reading

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