December 27, 2018

Oxygen Levels

In a new research study, oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) have discovered that a slight decrease in oxygen levels in the ocean may have huge consequences for small marine organisms called ‘zooplankton’. These organisms are one of the keep components of food web in the midwater, the expanse of the ocean below the surface and above seafloor. Within the midwater, there are large regions with low level

New Pilots

Learning a new language may not be an easy task in any setting. It becomes more difficult for new pilots as they have to learn the language of the sky, while simultaneously navigating the instrument panel and learning to fly the aircraft safely. Recently, two alumni of Purdue University have proposed a new technology that can help new pilots easily learn radio communication skills and enhance their interaction with air

Waterproof Skin Patch

Skin is an important part of the body with remarkable ability to heal itself. However, in few cases, wound takes more time to heal or doesn’t heal at all, leading to increased risk of infection, scarring, and chronic pain. Recently, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States have created a self-powered E-bandage that produces an electric field over an injury, allowing faster healing of skin wounds in

Plastic Waste

Researchers at the Lund University have made new discoveries that plastic waste in the environment degenerates into nano-sized particles called ‘nanoplastics’. In order to mimic the degradation of plastic in the ocean, the researcher subjected takeaway coffee cup lids to mechanical breakdown. Most of the marine debris is plastic and calculations have revealed that around 10 percent of all plastic produced worldwide ends up in the sea. Such plastic waste

High-energy Magnesium Batteries

A new version of high-energy magnesium batteries may find promising applications in wide range of electric vehicles and battery storage for renewable energy systems, according to researchers at University of Houston (UH) and the Toyota Research Institute of America. The new high-energy magnesium batteries, detailed in the recent issue of journal Joule, has been reported to use an organic electrode, while operating with limited electrolytes. The researchers said that such