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Enzyme

Many microbes contain an enzyme essential for conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. Such reaction is very crucial for generating energy and building carbon compounds, especially for bacteria living in anaerobic environment. Scientists have been taking a lot of interest in such enzymes of microbes in order to discover new ways to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and transformed them into carbon-containing compounds. Catherine Drennan, a professor of

Adam Mosseri

Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger will be succeeded by Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s Vice President of Product and a long-time Facebook executive. Following the sudden exit of co-founders in September, Facebook on Monday appointed Adam Mosseri as the new head. Mosseri started his career as a designer who worked at TokBox and founded a design consultancy in 2003 with offices in San Francisco and New York. The company was

UTIs

Around 50-60% of all women are known to suffer from urinary tract infections UTIs at least once in their lifetime. To prevent these infections, women are commonly advised to drink more water but the concept was not backed by any research. Researchers from University of Miami, led by Dr. Thomas Hooton have recently shown the effects of drinking water in reducing the risk of developing UTIs in women. Dr. Hooton

Security Breach

Numerous companies are investing millions to improve cyber-security to ensure safety and reduce cyber-attacks and security breach. One of the social media giants such as Facebook is also investing to improve cyber-security to ensure the safety of their nearly 50 million users from criminal hackers. Last November, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the Facebook told investors that it will be investing to improve cyber-security, but it is a necessary component for

Oil Sludge

According to a recent reports, in order to eradicate toxins that are present in oil sludge, scientists are using peels of green mango. A team of researchers from the University of South Australia have recently discovered that nanoparticles that are synthesized from the extract of green mango peel along with iron chloride is able to correct the oil sludge present in polluted soil by reducing toxins in oil sludge with

Photonic Nanostructures

‘Nano-SIPPE’, the HZB (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) Young Investigator Group, led by Professor Christiane Becker is working on the development of photonic nanostructures that can act as optical sensors for biomolecules and cancer markers. When photonic nanostructures meet particular conditions and match the wavelength of incident light, they can largely increase the sensitivity of optical sensors. Researchers are using machine learning and computer simulations to optimize the design of such nanostructures. In

SoftBank

A $200 billion plan to create the world’s biggest solar-power-generation project by Saudi Arabia in partnership with SoftBank Group Corp has been put on hold. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Japan’s SoftBank had announced a plan to invest in Saudi Arabia’s solar project in March, 2018. The project was anticipated to produce about 200 gigawatts (GW) of power by 2030 which is three times more than what

Maladies

In a breakthrough development, a group of scientists from the Washington State University built a sensor running on biofuel and which is implantable. It is capable to uncovering the biological signals of a body, which in turn enables detection and prevention of various maladies. The novel sensor, which is completely new of its kind, powered by the biofuel cell, extracts glucose from the fluids in the body to work. The

HIV Infection

A newly generated neutralizing antibodies from the team of Prof Florian Klein offers a new approach in the treatment of HIV infection. Prof Florian Klein is Director of the Institute of Virology of the University Hospital Cologne and working as a scientist in the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). This study was a collaborative study – a team of Florian Klein collaborated with researchers at the Rockefeller University in

Tariffs

The aluminum and steel tariffs levied by the Trump Administration took nearly US$ 1 billion in profit from Ford Motor Co, the irony of this being that the company sources most of these profits from the U.S. Hackett has encouraged the President Trump’s administration in resolving trade disputes as soon as possible, as it could further the damage to the company. Hackett states that the company is already suffering from