February 1, 2019

Hybrid Electricity Distribution System

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have recently designed a new distribution system that would not only reduce electricity prices by over 5% but also improve service reliability. The new design involves integration of two types of electric current – direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) – that power most homes, industries, and even electric vehicles. The research team found that they could leverage efficiencies by designing a system

Depressive Symptoms

There is no evidence showing that adolescents’ and young adults’ social media use predicts later symptoms over time, according to a new research study appeared in Clinical Psychological Science. However, it did find that relatively high depressive symptoms among adolescent girls predict later social media use. Findings of the study contrast the recent claims that increasing social media use among adolescents may lead to depression, primarily based on earlier studies

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,

Antireflection Coatings

Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastic have a myriad of practical applications such as glare reductions on the display on smartphones when outdoors, computer monitors, and eyeglasses. Recently, a team of researchers at Penn State have created an AR coating that advances on existing coatings to such an extent that it can make transparent plastics, like Plexiglas, virtually invisible. The team made the new discovery when trying to build higher-efficiency solar

Artificial Intelligence

The United States and China are ahead of the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), as reported in a new study by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the United Nations, published on Thursday. According to the study, American tech giant IBM had 8,920 patents of AI portfolio, the biggest so far, leaving behind Microsoft with 5,930 and other Japanese tech conglomerates. China, on the other hand, represents