January 15, 2019

Game Streaming Service

Amazon is working on developing a video game streaming service over the internet, joining other large tech companies such as Sony, Google and Microsoft that are building similar offerings, promising for a new battleground in online entertainment, The Information reported, citing two people familiar with the plan. While Sony’s PlayStation is already up and running, Google has begun to test its Project Stream service in the United States, and Microsoft

Drug Sponge

A group of researchers from University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco has recently developed a tiny polymer drug sponge, which is set to absorb excess chemotherapy agents from the bloodstream after they have reached the target. As reported in the journal ACS Central Science, the new drug sponge is aimed to minimize the ill side effects of toxic chemotherapy drugs which have potent effect against tumors,

Hierarchical Porous Titanium Nitride

A team of researchers has recently created a new bio-composite material using date palm fiber biomass, which is potential for sustainable, lightweight, and low-cost applications in automotive and marine industries for non-structural parts such as door linings and car bumpers. Unlike synthetic composites reinforced by glass and carbon fibers, the polycaprolactone (PCL) bio-composite reinforced by date palm fiber is completely renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, and sustainable, according to researchers whose work has

Sexual Misconduct

Attorneys are suing the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on behalf of a company shareholder for allegedly covering up two former executives from accusations of sexual misconduct over the last five years, Reuters reported. The company declined the request for comment. The two lawsuits came months after a report by New York Times detailed how Google shielded sexual misconduct claims against its executives, by keeping them on staff or

Pain

In a research study published in Current Biology, it is described that memory of earlier pain – which is believed to drive a chronic pain–may vary based on sex, in both mice and humans. A team researchers from McGill and University of Toronto Mississauga has discovered that men as well as male mice recall earlier painful experiences clearly, resulting in hypertensive and stressful reactions to later pain when returned to