February 2019

Cybershoes

VR firm Cybershoes GmbH has now practically fulfilled a dream of all virtual reality enthusiasts by introducing Cybershoes, a unique and inexpensive accessory of VR which is worn on the feet of the users and enables people to run or walk through virtual reality. Cybershoes are secured directly onto one’s feet & as they are seated in a revolving bar stool, they are ready to commence their exciting journey of

Alcoholism

In Portland, Oregon a research was administered at OSHU that recognized a gene which could offer a novel target in order to generate medicines to hinder & cure alcoholism. Oregon National Primate Research Center’s scientists at OSHU found a gene which had minimum expression in nonhuman primates’ brains that drank large amount of liquor in comparison to someone who consumed less. Further in the research, the team also figured out

Lubricants

Wind turbines, engine gears, refrigerator compressors & plane thrusters, list of essential agricultural equipment, home applications, industrial machinery & transportation vessels that rely on lubricants maybe limitless. The aforementioned elements touch almost every aspect of current life & covering a global industry which is over sixty billion dollars annually. Although they are an important element, lubricants tend to leave behind massive footprint on the environment. Greases, usual lubricants, emollients &

Drinking

Binge drinking during teenage life has been shown to lasting impact on the brain wirings and is linked to higher risk of alcohol use disorder and psychological problems later in life. In a recent study, a team of researchers at the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE) at the University of Illinois, Chicago has demonstrated that these lasting effects are due to epigenetic changes that alter the expression of

3D Printed Rubber Materials

A newly developed 3D printed rubber materials can repair themselves, an advance that could bring transformation in the manufacturing of tires, shoes, and soft robotics, according to a study published in NPG Asia Materials. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering (USC Viterbi), the new material is described to have the advantage of being quick to produce

Speech

Vocoder, a device that harnesses the power of AI and speech synthesizers, could monitor an individual’s brain activity to reconstruct the words they imagine to speak. Neuroengineers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute have recently created an innovative system that enables translation of thought into intelligible and recognizable speech, a discovery that could provide new techniques for computer to communicate directly with the brain and help individuals suffering from different disorders or

Hydrogel

Researchers at the Hokkaido University have developed a method to produce hydrogel and materials that strengthen in response to mechanical stress – mimicking growth of the skeletal muscle. The new strategy is promising for long-lasting materials that can adjust and become stronger depending on the surrounding conditions, according to the researchers, whose findings are detailed in paper published in the journal Science. For the strategy, the team drew inspiration from

Lose Weight

The idea that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, especially for individuals who are trying to lose weight, may not be true, according to researchers at Monash University in Australia. Earlier research has suggested that including breakfast in the daily diet can improve metabolism, supply energy, and even help prevent snacking later in the day. The British Diabetic Association says it has shown that individuals who

MacBook

After facing some backlash on its second-generation ‘Butterfly Keyboard’ last year apparently for being prone to dust and debris, tech giant Apple Inc. had introduced third-generation keyboard with the new 2018 MacBook models. Now, it appears that future MacBook models will have a keyboard made out of glass and not prone to dust. The iPhone maker has recently received a patent application for the new design, GadgetsNow reported on Monday. The

Pancreatic Cancers

A team of scientists at the Francis Crick Institute has recently developed a new technique to study tissue samples in three-dimension (3D). It has uncovered that onset and proliferation of pancreatic cancers can occur in two distinct ways, solving an age-old mystery of how tumors form. It could also help scientists and researchers to obtain more information from tissue biopsies and will possibly lead to better treatment for pancreatic cancers,