November 29, 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