November 2018

Endurance

Endurance exercise such as swimming, running, cycling, and cross country skiing promotes better aging than resistance exercise involving strength training with weight, according to researchers at Leipzig University, Germany. In a new study, featured in European Heart Journal, a team of researchers evaluated the effects of three forms of exercise including endurance training, resistance training, and high intensity interval training on cellular aging of the human body. They discovered that

Planetary Base Station

A team of engineers at TRACLabs Inc. in the United States is all set to create ‘Hal 9000-inspired’ monitoring system for planetary base station. Pete Bonasso, primary engineer working on the project, said that he had interest in creating real Hal 9000 – the notorious AI system in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey – without the human killing, of course. The new AI System for Controlling Planetary Base Station

Polio Vaccine

Polio, a disease that once paralyzed over 350,000 people around the world, has dropped to just about 407 cases in 2013 due to Polio vaccine, as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the disease is on the brink of eradication with only 22 reported cases in 2017 worldwide, it still lurks in many countries as storage and transportation of the vaccine require refrigeration. A team of researchers at

Carbides

In a new study, material scientists from Duke University and UC San Diego have found a new category of carbides, expected to be one of the hardest substances with high melting points that exist in nature. The scientists developed the innovative material using inexpensive metals which may find potential application in various industries ranging from hardware and machinery to aerospace. When carbide – comprising of carbon and one other element

Sears

Sears Holding Corp, 125-year-old American department store company, receives court approval on Tuesday for $350 million in critical debtor-in-possession financing. As reported in Reuters, the loan will keep the company running through the holiday season while it finds ways to reorganize. Prior to hearing on Sears’ bankruptcy financing arrangements in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the retailer reached the finance deal with Cyrus Capital Partners

Carbon Dioxide

In a new study, detailed in the Journal of American Chemical Society, scientists described how a visible light-activated and single-site catalyst can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into key molecules that can be used for making useful chemicals. The discovery reveals the possibility to convert greenhouse gas into hydrocarbon fuels, using sunlight. To find out details of the efficient reaction, the scientists used single ion of cobalt and National Synchrotron Light Source

Fingerprints

Biometric security systems such as fingerprinting, voice recognition, and iris scanning are based on unique physical traits and considered to be some of the most secure methods to verify the identification of a person. However, scientists from New York University (NYU) have recently created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can generate human fingerprints and dupe the biometric authentication system. Fingerprinting technology is deployed in billions of mobile devices, especially

Eye

Although scientists have been able to grow parts of an organ in a lab using stem cells, it is very different from creating a fully formed and functioning organ. To construct an actual organ such as for transplant, scientists need to think in three dimension. In order to cultivate the 3D perspectives, students of regenerative medicines and developmental biology need to better understand how cells fold and move to form

Biomaterial

Bioengineers at Penn State have discovered that ‘citrate’, a chemical based biomaterial on natural product of the bones and citrus fruit can provide extra energy essential for stem cells to construct new bone tissue. According to the researchers, new understanding of the mechanism that enables citrate to promote bone regeneration could help scientists around the world to develop biodegradable, citrate-releasing scaffolds to act as a template for bone development that

Stock Market

Microsoft’s stock market value is on the verge of taking over Apple, since the iPhone maker breached its $1 trillion market cap and lost its lead as the ‘most valuable company’ in the Wall Street. Shares of Apple dropped 1.77 percent in extended trade after US President Donald Trump told Wall Street that tariffs can be imposed on mobile phones and laptops imported from China. The loss took away 1.35 percent earned