An optical probe with the thickness of a human hair, has been developed in a joint research effort by Australian and German medical clinicians and engineers. Named as the ‘smallest freeform 3D imaging probe’, it has proved its ability by 3D scanning from inside human and mice blood vessels.
Scientists are upgrading the conventional silicon-based solar cells to more environment-friendly Perovskite-based cells, also known as Calcium titanium oxide. Not only this new conversion works faster than the silicon-based solar panels, but its carbon footprint is also considerably low.
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.
Moth eye has inspired many technological advances. Its nanoscale bump coating is so special, it absorbs almost all light coming its way. Owing to those morphological and functional properties, things like, X-ray techniques, Solar cells and Smartphone screens that minimises the glare were built.
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”.
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.
The ever increasing demand for renewable and clean energy drives the researchers to come up with more efficient and cost-effective ideas. This has become a success story for the team of scientists from Tulane and San Diego Universities, USA who came up with a high performing, hybrid Solar Energy Converter.
Harvesting solar energy just by applying a paint coat on a conductive surface? This may be the answer to the high cost energy bills, I think at least a step towards right direction. A group of researchers at the University of Notre Dame have developed a so-called "solar paint" by using semiconducting nanoparticles to harvest energy.
A team of global scientists led by the Monash University made a breakthrough turning seawater and brackish water into drinkable clean water using sunlight and a specialised metal-organic framework (MOF). This energy-efficient and cost-effective method will see millions and millions of people gaining access to clean drinking water.
This revolutionary discovery has the ability to eliminate foodborne germs like Salmonella and E.coli. Although preventable foodborne diseases can be dangerous and common. Handling contaminated food can spread food-borne pathogens and this can also cross-contaminate any other food or person that comes in contact with it.