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New research could change how concussions are treated

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And they can have fatal or lasting effects. The results of a severe concussion—problems with thinking, memory, movement, emotions—are clear. The causes, or underlying pathological …Continue reading

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The search for dark matter

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) is a fair hike from civilization. It is located 4,100 meters above sea level, near the Sierra Negra, a largely barren volcano that looms over most of the surrounding peaks in Puebla, Mexico. In the …Continue reading

‘Flash drought’ will increase over humid regions in the future

Rapidly developing intraseasonal drought events, termed as “flash droughts,” are a new phenomenon with increasing prominence under global warming. It develops rapidly without sufficient early warning, and has resulted in severe impacts around the world in recent years. In 2012, the droughts …Continue reading

How blockchain could improve the population census

Population census is a mandatory requirement under the United Nations’ framework for international state system, and it serves as a basis for formulation of public policies related to finance and economy as well as health, education and other social sectors. Under the …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 closer look at IT-aided policing in Punjab

In 2013, the police started identifying crime hotspots in Lahore with the help of Information Technology experts at a premiere private university in the city. The plan was to use the latest technology for efficient allocation of scarce policing resources, and better …Continue reading