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Foldable Smartphone

The US Patent and Trademark office granted a second patent to Apple for the company’s foldable device. According to Patently Apple, the second patent is targeted for a new flexible hinge and its housing fabric that Apple intends to incorporate in its folding iPhone. In November 2016, the company received the first patent to develop its original foldable smartphone that described an electronic device with a flexible portion and a

Plant Hormone

A new study shows that plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible to encourage plant growth in space. With weak gravity and scarce nutrients, growing plants on moon or on other planets may have been unimaginable but scientists from University of Zurich have developed a solution. According to them, strigolactone fosters plant-fungal symbiosis and stimulates growth of plant, even in unfavorable environment found in space. The idea of establishing lives

Zuckerberg

Four leading U.S public funds holding shares in social media giant Facebook Inc co-filed a proposal to remove CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the company’s chairman on Wednesday. In 2017, shareholder Trillium Asset Management filed the proposal for an independent chair but was defeated due to Zuckerberg majority control. Following data privacy scandals associated with Facebook, State treasurers from Rhode Island, Illinois, and Pennsylvania together with the New York City Comptroller

Nicotine Exposure

A new study suggests nicotine exposure in males may cause cognitive deficits upon their descendants including children and grandchildren. In the study, researchers from Florida State University exposed male mice to nicotine, which was published in open-access journal PLOS Biology. Impact of nicotine use by pregnant women have always received greater scrutiny; it is recognized as a potential risk factor for behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Netflix

During July-September time period, Netflix attracted over 7 million new streaming subscribers which is three folds more than Wall Street had estimated. On Tuesday, now the world’s biggest online subscription video service released its quarterly earnings and revealed to have 137 million of total monthly membership worldwide which is about 2 million more than it expected. As reported in Reuters, shares of Netflix which was already 78% this year, surged

Fastest Camera

In a recent study, scientists from California Institute of Technology have introduced the world’s fastest camera that can freeze time and spot a beam of light in extremely slow motion. According to the researchers, the new camera that can exceptionally capture 10 trillion frames per second (fps), is expected to offer key insights towards finding the undetectable secrets of interaction between light and matter. The research study was detailed in

Digital Brain

Researchers at Steven Institute of Technology have created a 3D digital brain model to demonstrate the transportation of toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases to the brain. The model simulates the significant patterns of atrophy associated with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s diseases, by altering the starting point of toxic proteins in the brain. Researchers believe that this model will expand the understanding of such diseases. The study, set to be

Sears Holdings

The 125-year-old U.S. retailer, Sears Holdings has declared bankruptcy on Monday after years of struggling through financial operations and relying on CEO Eddie Lampert’s own money. As a part of bankruptcy, the retailer will shutter its 142 stores by the end of the year while the liquidation sales is set begin shortly. Lampert will step down from the post of CEO, but remain chairman, and Sears would be appointing Mohsin

Self-healing Ion Gel

According to a new study published in Advanced Materials, a new form of Self-healing ion gel can self-heal at ambient temperature without the influence of any external stimuli such as light or temperature. The new Self-healing ion gel designed by researchers from Japan exhibits excellent toughness and self-healing ability without any detectable change in the environment. Self-healing Ion gels have attracted a lot of attention for their unique attributes including

Aluminum-air Batteries

A research team from UNIST’s School of Energy and Chemical Engineering has developed an advanced electric vehicle (EV) battery technology which is deemed to be more energy-efficient as compared to gasoline-driven engines. With the new technology, battery packs can simply be replaced without the need of charging them. According to the researchers, the new approach will ultimately improve the problems associated with existing EV battery technology such as slow charging.