MIT Researchers Devise Machine Learning Technique That Can Detect Credit Card Fraud

Ever used your credit card at a new store or location only to have it declined? One reason could be that fraud-detecting technologies used by a consumer’s bank have incorrectly flagged the sale as suspicious, researchers say. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a novel Machine Learning (ML) based “automated feature engineering” method called DeepRead More

NASA Explains Hazards of Manned Mission to Mars

In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogues, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performanceRead More

Discovery of Oxygen on Comet 'Big Surprise'

Stunned scientists announced Wednesday the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow. The find came as a “big surprise”, and challenges mainstream theories on the formation of our Solar System, said scientist Andre Bieler of the University of Michigan.Read More

Nasa Astronauts Kick Off Spacewalk for Upgrades at ISS

Two Nasa astronauts stepped out on a spacewalk Wednesday for upgrades and maintenance at the orbiting International Space Station, the US space agency said. Spaceflight veteran Scott Kelly, who is in the midst of a year-long stint at the ISS, began the first spacewalk of his career at 8:03am (12:03pm GMT or 5:33pm IST), accordingRead More