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Austin Wang of Canada Wins $75K at Intel Science Awards, 7 Indian Boys Shine

Top Intel science award has gone to Canada’s Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver with a cash prize of $75,000 for developing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to convert organic waste into electricity, while seven Indian boys took slot in the top 10. Others include: Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas, who bagged one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist ...

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Meet Indian-Origin Boy Who Won Intel Young Scientist Award

Befitting Indians’ quest for kinowledge since ancient times, Indian boys in the US are bringing accolades to the field of science that knows no boundaries or genes. Meet Karan Jerath, 18, was awarded this year’s prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in the United States for his device that works undersea and quickly shuts down oil spills from disasters. A ...

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Obama names Indian American investor Sunil Sabharwal as IMF director

President Barack Obama has nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian American investor in the payments sector, as US Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund for a term of two years. The White House sent Sabharwal’s nomination to the Senate on Wednesday. At over two dozen, Obama administration boasts of having the highest number of Indian Americans in key jobs ...

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Top Indian Americans to reckon with as Obama favors them

With over a score of direct Obama appointees in high places, two governors, a House member, a state attorney general and eight state legislators, Indian Americans have over the years gained power and influence far beyond their numbers. And their power keeps growing. Here are America’s desi power players: Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, US Surgeon General Richard Rahul Verma, Ambassador ...

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Indian-American teens outshine others at Intel science talent semi-final round

As many as 73 Indian-Americans figure among 300 high school seniors named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, America’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition. The contest is designed to reward young scientists and to recognize the richness of how they contribute to improving and enriching everyday life. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from ...

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NRI Business? Hike Messenger acquires Zip Phone

Hike Messenger, a home-grown chat application firm by Indian-origin professionals, has acquired Indian firm based in US called Zip Phone, a voice-calling company, for an undisclosed amount. Hike Messenger said in a statement on Thursday that the acquisition would help its product range in the internet-based communication space. “Zip Phone’s technology will allow us to bring free voice calling to ...

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Early Use of Drug Combo Slows Heart Decline in Men Suffering From Muscular Dystrophy

A team of scientists has found that early use of heart failure drugs slows the progressive decline in heart function before symptoms are apparent in boys and young men suffering from muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder in which the body lacks dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact and DMD causes muscles to ...

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Indian American Subra Suresh quits Obama team; to head Carnegie Mellon University

WASHINGTON, DC: Subra Suresh, 56, has resigned as head of the $7 billion National Science Foundation (NSF), to become the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), from July 1st. The Mumbai-born Suresh was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010 for a six-year term to the NSF, after serving as dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute ...

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