2019

Lithium Metal Batteries

Penn State researchers recently revealed that possibility of creating rechargeable lithium metal batteries with augmented energy density, performance & safety. They are planning on using a newly created, solid-electrolyte inter-phase to accomplish this. With increasing need for advanced energy density lithium metal batteries which is used for cellphones, drones & electric vehicles. Solid electrolyte inter phase’s stability has been an important issue in stopping their development due to the presence

Stability Testing

Determining the steadiness of pharmaceutical products is important in order to ensure safety of the patient & desired clinical results. The presence of harmful degradation products & loss of efficiency may lead to dangerous consequences. Therefore, stability testing takes place routinely on pharmaceutical products at every stage of development. Testing is necessary to assure that drug product retains the required efficiency & purity after it’s transported & stored. Different components

Streaming

A couple of years ago, streaming industry was led by giants such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. They had a significant portion of content licenses & used this to introduce big alliances with cable providers. This year, firms such as WarnerMedia & Disney are introducing their content in-house before the launch of their streaming services. Hence, market share’s competition will be intense. But there is one particular area of

Infrared Cameras

Infrared Cameras have the ability to see through plastic, fog & smoke. However, infrared cameras are comparatively more expensive than visible-light ones. Infrared light’s energy is smaller as compared to visible light, which makes it difficult to capture. New advancement by University of Chicago’s scientists may someday in the future result in cost-effective infrared cameras. This may also lead to using these cameras in consumers electronics such as cellphones and

Cobalt

IMDEA Nanociencia & various European Centers’ researchers have found out that integration of cobalt with graphene provides relevant characteristics in magnetism’s field. This advancement lead to the creation of novel logic devices, which can retain large amounts of data rapidly along with decreased consumption of energy. A new technology for digitally encrypting data is spin orbitronics. It not just uses electron’s charge & its spin but even the spin’s interaction

Forgetting

With the help of neuroimaging, researchers at University of Texas at Austin conclude that forgetting about something uses more brain power than trying to remember it. The discovery was released in the Journal of Neuroscience. It explains that to forget about an unpleasant/unwanted experience, more attention should be given to it. The finding goes beyond before research on intentional forgetting that concentrated on decreasing focus to the non-essential information with

Afternoon Napping

Researcher Manolis Kallistratos & colleagues discovered that individuals who took afternoon napping have more chances to experience a decrease in blood pressure as compared to individuals who didn’t take an afternoon siesta. Afternoon napping was found to decrease blood pressure to a similar extent as consuming a pill for high blood pressure. The results will be presented at the forthcoming American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session in March in

Robotic Leg

University of Southern California’s researchers have designed a robotic leg that learns to walk by itself through trial & error, pretty much like an animal. USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s research team feel that they are the first to develop a leg inspired by animal-like tendons. The robotic leg can gain its balance after being tripped so that it doesn’t fall. The robot was never programmed to recover its footing.

HIV Treatment

A clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health funded Centers for AIDS Research all over the US shows that over eighty percent of people who started HIV treatment immediately after its detection retained viral suppression after forty-eight weeks. Individuals who were a part of the clinical trial, known as iENGAGE attained suspension of virus in an average of only sixty-three days. The results were shown in a poster

Data Centers

In recent news, Microsoft is proud to announce that they have started their first African data centers in two locations – Johannesburg & Cape Town. This is done to offer South Africa with rapid access to Azure Cloud. The latest canters will be the firm’s first in the area after Huawei, who recently introduced their cloud service available in Johannesburg. It also shows that for the first time that Microsoft