• Education
    MIT, AI, and the Future of Higher Education

    MIT’s announcement of a $1 billion commitment to artificial intelligence discovery through a new College of Computing is a big deal. The question is will this be a big deal for shaping the future of the higher ed? In reading the MIT announcement, I can’t find mention of the relationship between this new College and MIT Open Learning. My […]

  • Internet
    IBM Challenges Pentagon’s $10 Billion Cloud-Computing Effort Days Before Bids Are Due

    IBM is challenging the Defense Department’s decision to turn to a single provider for its $10 billion (roughly Rs. 74,000 crores) department-wide cloud-computing infrastructure, a company executive said Wednesday. This latest legal challenge to complicate the Pentagon’s plans comes just days before bids are due. An IBM executive familiar with the company’s strategy confirmed Wednesday that […]

  • Science Updates
    ESA’s Gaia Spots Stars Flying Between Galaxies

    A team of astronomers using European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia telescope to look for signs of distant stars being kicked out of the Milky Way galaxy instead found stars heading inwards perhaps from another galaxy. The discovery, led by a team from the Leiden University in the Netherlands, found 20 stars going so fast they expect them […]

  • Internet
    Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A8+, and More Get Discounts, Offers

    The 2018 edition of Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale has already kicked off for Prime members and for regular users it will start at 12am IST (Midnight) on Wednesday, October 10. A number of smartphone manufacturers have put up their products with discounts, cashback, and exchange offers. Meanwhile, Samsung has also announced discounts and exchange offers across its products, including the […]

  • Science Updates
    Scientists Think They’ve Found the First Moon Outside Our Solar System

    In flickering light of a distant sun, scientists may have discovered the first moon outside our solar system. Writing in the journal Science Advances, two Columbia University astronomers using the Kepler and Hubble space telescopes say they’ve found signs of a large gassy “exomoon” orbiting an even larger exoplanet around a star 8,000 light-years away. […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Sees Its Stalled Mars Rover Opportunity, but Still No Signals

    NASA scientists can now see their solar-powered probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago — but the vintage robot hasn’t shown any signs of life. Thanks to a high-resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA said Tuesday it can see the Opportunity rover in Perseverance Valley, on the edge of […]

  • Education
    AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since 2008 recession

    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama. This is according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Between 2008 and 2018, Alabama has cut $4,290 per student for higher education. Here is how Alabama […]