Zhen He, a professor at Washington University, mentioned that wastewater is composed of a bulk of unprocessed organic matter which can help derive energy with the aid of different approaches. In the laboratory, he has established a system that not only filters out the wastewater but also generates electricity. The outcomes of this remarkable research have been published in the renowned journal Environmental Science.
This organic matter in discharged water acts as a source of nourishment to b
Magnetostriction is the property, which leads to the expansion and contraction of ferromagnetic materials under the influence of a magnetic field. This effect allows magnetostrictive materials to effectively transform magnetic energy into mechanical energy. The research conducted by a team of scientists led by John Heron at the University Of Michigan involved the fabrication of a magnetoelectric device, which is composed of iron and gallium. The novel processing device is not only cost-effecti
An innovative monitoring system for agricultural applications that involved real-time image segmentation aboard drones to identify hogweed has been created by a team of Skoltech scientists. It is perilous for human health, farming, and the environment. Moreover, when this weed gets rubbed on human skin, particularly during exposure to solar radiation, it causes severe burns, which take several weeks to heal with help of continuous medical attention. A significant portion of the budget is being
All the nations are still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic due to the global spread of the SaARS-coV-2 virus. Moreover, the cause behind the rapid deterioration of the health of several COVID-infected patients is uncertain. Some engineers at the University of New York have employed Artificial Intelligence technology to precisely predict the critical health of such patients. According to some experts, this novel AI-based approach of monitoring the health status of patients and evaluating th
During the ancient Greece periods, the naturopaths used to prescribe consumption of an herbaceous plant, French lilac (Galega officinalis), for the people suffering from unusual health problems such as excessive urination. This problem is considered a major symptom of Type II diabetes. Later, in the twentieth century, scientists were able to isolate the active ingredients from the plant and this novel approach has led them to discover the biguanides class of medicines. This class of medication
Austrias Joanneum Research in collaboration with the scientists at Osaka University has been working to develop a wireless health patch that generates energy for itself by employing built-in piezoelectric nanogenerators to generate power. This development can open new horizons for innovative autonomous health gadgets.
With the extensive use of wearable technology and sensor-based smart devices, tech developers are keen to find phenomenal energy sources to deliver power to these devices. The
Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) have drafted a new technique using a platelet-based formulation that possesses strong therapeutic effects against cancer in murine species. Scientists employed the accumulation and activation characteristics of the platelets for the benefit of mankind. The platelets present in the blood promote tumor targeting and intra-tumoral penetration. The biomimetic formulation has reveale
The adoption of biodegradable plastic was supposed to be the ultimate solution for the global plastic disposal problem and was heavily advertised as well. But the compostable items we use on a daily basis such as single-use utensils, lids, cups, and bags do not get decomposed so easily. Moreover, these remnants contaminate the surrounding plastic waste as well. This has been considered as one of the major problems being faced by recyclers. The majority of the biodegradable or compostable plast
Science fiction movies have always showcased a prime model of autonomous engineered machinery coupled with artificial intelligence. Mostly, the fictional villains assigned in these movies, such as Cylons from the Battlestar Galactica, have been teemed with numerous mechanically engineered devices. However, the real question is whether these tech-loaded bodies can be beneficial in real-life scenarios as well.
This thought-provoking question has urged the researchers from the Penn State and U.
A team of researchers at the Trabolsi Research Group, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has developed a radical technology that can significantly transform and enhance the health of several patients suffering from diabetes. The scientists have effectively developed an oral system to deliver insulin in patients, which could not only replace the conventional insulin approach but also eradicate the long-term side effects of using syringes.
The researchers employed multiple layers of nanosheets to safely de