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Heart disease led to the most disease and deaths in urban areas, and perinatal conditions followed by heart disease caused the most deaths in rural areas in 2017, according to an ICMR study.(Shutterstock)

Heart ailments behind most urban deaths: ICMR research

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 09:08 AM IST
An ICMR study, published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that close to a fifth of the world’s 56 million deaths occur in India.
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Chief scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group Raquel Urtasun spoke in New York on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Chief scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group Raquel Urtasun spoke in New York on Tuesday.(Reuters)

Self-driving cars will take long to dominate road: Uber top scientist

By Reuters | New York
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Uber said last year it would invest millions of dollars in Toronto to expand its self-driving car operations. The company had been seen as a leader in the technology until one if its autonomous SUVs killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, in March last year.
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Women enter the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
Women enter the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

University of Toronto to establish centre in India in partnership with Tata Trust

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto, Toronto
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Tata Trust will provide support for establishing the University of Toronto School of Cities Alliance in India, with a network of Canadian and Indian researchers.
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Pavani Cherukupally, a researcher at the University of Toronto, holds up a piece of sponge that is at the core of a system she has developed to remove pollutants from water.(Kevin Soobrian)
Pavani Cherukupally, a researcher at the University of Toronto, holds up a piece of sponge that is at the core of a system she has developed to remove pollutants from water.(Kevin Soobrian)

Absorb this: Indian-origin researcher in Toronto developing water-purifying sponge

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 07:24 AM IST
The technology of using sponges to soak up contaminants has existed since the 1800s. Most people use them for everyday activities such as cleaning kitchen counters, then wringing the sponge clean.
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Artificial Intelligence is a little like pixie dust. Sprinkle it around and it seems to have properties of transforming the most mundane into the magical, like automatically transcribing notes form a meeting (yeah, there’s an app for that). But AI is hardly fairy tale(Getty Images)
Artificial Intelligence is a little like pixie dust. Sprinkle it around and it seems to have properties of transforming the most mundane into the magical, like automatically transcribing notes form a meeting (yeah, there’s an app for that). But AI is hardly fairy tale(Getty Images)

India could be the data hub for the AI arrival

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 07:35 PM IST
The sheer population of the country helps generate a quantum of data for training AI systems that demographically-challenged countries of the West cannot match.
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The metabolic theory of ecology can be used to predict how various biological processes respond to temperature.(Shutterstock)
The metabolic theory of ecology can be used to predict how various biological processes respond to temperature.(Shutterstock)

New method can be applied to predict impact of global warming on diseases

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2018 01:46 PM IST
The method, published in the journal PLOS Biology, can be applied widely to different host-pathogen combinations and warming scenarios.
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