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In a further blow to the China Initiative, prosecutors move to dismiss a high profile case

On Friday, federal prosecutors recommended that the US Department of Justice dismiss all three charges against MIT nanotechnology professor Gang Chen, ending a two-year ordeal stemming from accusations that he hid funding from Chinese entities on grant disclosure forms.  Chen had pleaded not guilty to all charges, while his employer had indicated that the funding…


FRIDAY 14. JANUARY 2022


Cloud technologies help corporations achieve carbon neutrality

The past two years of pandemic-related challenges have accelerated the adoption of cloud across industry at an unprecedented rate. This increased investment in cloud can serve to reinvigorate sustainability goals and provide the ability to measure the impact of an investment. The consequences of climate change are no longer theoretical, and corporate leaders are taking responsibility. While many...

The radical intervention that might save the “doomsday” glacier

In December, researchers reported that huge and growing cracks have formed in the eastern ice shelf of the Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-size mass of ice that stretches 75 miles across western Antarctica. They warned that the floating tongue of the glacier—which acts as a brace to prop up the Thwaites—could snap off into the ocean in as little as five years. That could trigger a chain...


THURSDAY 13. JANUARY 2022


Western Digital’s journey to build business resiliency through cloud and ERP transformations

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Read this exclusive story featuring Jahidul Khandaker, CIO at Western Digital, who talks about how Infosys transformed Western Digital post-merger and acquisition of two other companies, leveraging Infosys solutions on Oracle Cloud, part of Infosys Cobalt. Click here to continue....

Cybersecurity and the new era of ecosystems

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Digital transformation demands more than updated technology and business efficiency. This article discusses how chief information security officers are under increasing pressure to secure their companies’ platforms, evaluate ecosystems, and find new ways to communicate risk to the rest of the...

Cybersecurity is now a boardroom priority

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Chief information security officers (CISOs) are responsible for ensuring low vulnerability scores and minimal attacks, yet board members often do not understand the business benefits of these outcomes. This paper discusses how CISOs can engage with board members for better alignment of goals. Click...

Automation journey of Bupa Global

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Steve Williams, head of IT Strategy and Architecture, Bupa Global, discusses the automation journey of the insurance giant in this exclusive podcast. AI is an important agenda for Bupa Global to ensure they define the problem they are targeting and the solution they need to build. Click here to...

How cloud, AI, and machine learning are shaping the new work order

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” As enterprises embrace the cloud, AI and deep data analytics, existing jobs, and workplaces will go through a fundamental shift. This transformation will shape the present and future of talent. Srikantan Moorthy, executive vice president, Infosys, shares his thoughts on the future of work. Click...

Shaping the future of hybrid work

“Workplace” used to be defined by physical location. Even when employees were hard at work elsewhere, from home or on the road, they were “out of the office.” When offices began to shut down in March 2020 to slow down the covid-19 pandemic, few realized that they were embarking on a fundamental and enduring transformation of the very concept of “workplace” and their relationship to...


TUESDAY 11. JANUARY 2022


A gene-edited pigs heart has been transplanted into a human for the first time

The news: A pig’s heart has been transplanted into a human being for the first time. A man with terminal heart disease named David Bennett Sr received a transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart during an eight-hour operation on Friday January 7 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which issued a statement last night. The operation was a last-ditch attempt to recover on the part of...


MONDAY 10. JANUARY 2022


First for software, agile is a boon to manufacturing

When Zipline, the operator of the world’s largest autonomous drone delivery system, began building its logistics service to deliver medicines, vaccines, and medical supplies to health facilities across rural Africa, the company needed a development and manufacturing process that could quickly incorporate design improvements. It also needed to remain flexible so it could cater to different...

Competitive e-cycling lets you be a champion from your apartment

Later next month, Maeghan Easler will have a box fan propped in the window, blowing cold February air into her apartment in Des Moines, Iowa. She’ll have cooling packs—tights filled with ice cubes—stuffed into her cycling kit. And she’ll be pedaling like crazy.  Easler will compete with dozens of other e-cyclists from around the globe in the UCI Cycling Esports World...


WEDNESDAY 5. JANUARY 2022


Digital twins improve real-life manufacturing

Before reality, there’s simulation.  A 2021 missile-inceptor test conducted by aerospace and US defense technology provider Raytheon Technologies held no surprises because the company had already tested almost every aspect of the launch in simulation. Siemens and space agency NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory worked together on a digital twin of the Mars Science Laboratory on the...


MONDAY 3. JANUARY 2022



FRIDAY 31. DECEMBER 2021


Have a better 2022 with these tech resolutions

Like clockwork, at the end of every year, people around the world sit down and make resolutions for the new one: lose weight, meditate, save money.  Maybe this year it’s time to take stock of your tech life. Perhaps you’ve been getting a persistent note that your storage is full, or you simply want to feel less stressed by the onslaught of breaking news.  ...


THURSDAY 30. DECEMBER 2021


The Code Must Go On: An Afghan Coding Bootcamp Becomes a Lifeline Under Taliban Rule

Four months after the Afghan government fell to the Taliban, 22-year-old Asad Asadullah had settled into a new routine.  In his hometown in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province, the former computer science student started and ended each day glued to his laptop screen.  Since late October, Asadullah had been participating in a virtual coding bootcamp organized…


WEDNESDAY 29. DECEMBER 2021


The worst technology of 2021

We’ve never relied more on technology to solve our problems than we do now. Sometimes it works. Vaccines against covid-19 have cut the death toll. We’ve got virus tests and drugs, too. But this isn’t the story about what worked in 2021. This is MIT Technology Review’s annual list of cases where innovation went wrong. From the metaverse to Alzheimer’s drugs, the technologies on this...


TUESDAY 28. DECEMBER 2021


The hacker-for-hire industry is now too big to fail

A shock has reverberated inside Israel in the last few months. NSO Group, the billion-dollar Israeli company that has sold hacking tools to governments around the world for more than a decade, has drawn intense scrutiny after a series of public scandals. The company is in crisis. Its future is in doubt. But while NSO Group’s future is uncertain, governments are more likely than ever to buy...


MONDAY 27. DECEMBER 2021


A desert robot depicts AI’s vast opportunities

When Hongzhi Gao was young, he lived with his family in Gansu, a province located in the center of northern China by the Tengger Desert. Thinking back to his childhood, he recalls the constant, steady wind of dirt outside their house, and that during most months of the year it didn’t take more than a minute after stepping outside before sand would fill any empty space and creep into his pockets,...

This is one reason why being online felt so bad in 2021

New data shows that the polarization of political discourse online has remained largely unchanged since the end of 2020. That’s probably not surprising if you’ve looked at the internet at all in the past year. But the data also shows an underlying pattern in which individual topics—like abortion and immigration—took turns driving divisiveness. While people were consistently mad online...


FRIDAY 24. DECEMBER 2021



THURSDAY 23. DECEMBER 2021


The China Initiative’s first academic guilty verdict raises more questions than it answers

Less than three hours after a jury in Boston began deliberating the fate of Harvard chemistry professor Charlies Lieber, the verdict was in: he was found guilty on Tuesday of six felony counts, including false statements and tax fraud, that stemmed from his failure to disclose affiliations and funding from a Chinese university and talent recruitment program.  Lieber’s trial was closely...