Using novel gene-editing techniques, a team of scientists successfully turned infertile livestock into carrying fertile sperms of other animals in the same species by becoming, ‘surrogate sires’. In their study sterile mice, pigs, goats and cattle were made to produce sperm that has only the donor’s genetic traits.
Imaging the very complex web of nerves in the brain has been made possible by a team of scientists at Harvard Medical School. The new technique is called, “X-ray holographic nano-tomography (XNH)” and can map neural circuits in high-resolution imaging.
Netherland born, Stella Era is a new smart Solar-powered car, that powers itself and can charge other electric vehicles. This latest adding to the solar-powered automobiles was proudly presented by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) yesterday.
A team of material scientists in Australia has given defence drones the chameleon effect, letting it change colour matching the background. The drones are made of lightweight panels that are able to change colour on demand, giving a solution for one of the main issues any surveilling drone has, which is the changing background.
A recent study has shown promising results in anti-ageing and in increasing the healthspan of mice. Researchers from the Buck Institute for research on aging in the USA have discovered that a natural metabolite called, alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is capable of decreasing the morbidity rate in older mice and making them healthier in their late life.
An American Company has converted nuclear waste into an efficient battery called, ‘Nanodiamond Battery’ that can last for up to an impressive 28,000years. Imagine a mobile phone that does not need charging for up to 9 years or a pacemaker that can run smoothly for up to 28,000 years. That is what their revolutionary Nanodiamond battery technology is capable of!
Japan now has a flying car with one man aboard. Japan’s SkyDrive company’s SD-03 SkyDrive is one of the few ‘manned flying cars’ among 100 other attempts around the world. With the model’s slick built, the researchers say that this would facilitate door-to-door transportation with faster travel time.
Scientists have made a solar panel so thin and flexible, it can perfectly rest on a soap bubble. Made with inkjet, it can efficiently harvest the sun’s energy. Scientists hope their breakthrough would be beneficial in a variety of applications where conventional power sources are not practical, such as “skin patches”.
A team of scientists from Duke University made a breakthrough in ‘combination drug therapy’ for type 2 diabetes. They tethered two existing, type 2 diabetic treatments into one molecule which slowly releases in the body that works better than the two drugs.
A team of scientists found a certain molecule in our cells behaving abnormally in growing tumours that cause a rare liver cancer called, “Fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC)”. This molecule is called “cyclic AMP” usually acting as a second messenger on glycogen around the liver.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created a simple device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide (Co2) and water into carbon-free energy without the help of any additional electricity or components. It is said that the device works as an artificial photosynthesiser resulting in Oxygen (O2) and formic acid, a storable fuel that can be used by itself or can be converted to hydrogen (H2).
As it has been a month since Perseverance Rover lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASA has invited us to follow its journey in real-time. NASA’s Perseverance rover is on its way to Mars. It started its journey to Mars on the 30th of July 2020. And by February 2021, NASA would have its most sophisticated explorer on Mars’ Jezero Crater.
Avidrone 210TL is the latest unmanned cargo drone built by the Canadian Avidrone Aerospace company. This sleek built includes just two rotor blades on either side making it more simpler than its commercially available counterparts which usually have six to eight propellers. Its appearance is more familiar to ones eye reminding of two helicopters that fused together.
Scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have come up with a novel “bio rubber adhesive” solution for closing wounds and joining blood vessels by reducing the surgery time by 25%. Named the “CaproGlu”, it is said to be giving the patient a faster surgical recovery and a faster pain relief.
A miniature model of a human heart has been grown for the first time in a laboratory setting. Scientists from the Michigan State University achieved this milestone. This mini heart has the vascular tissue and all primary heart cell types with a functioning chamber structure.
Google has developed a smart way to detect earthquakes and alert smartphone users on android. Google hopes this would be a much-needed function globally, as building public infrastructures to detect earthquakes can be costly.