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Indian Railways to soon introduce these 20 in-house Made-in-India innovations

July 22nd, 2020 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

On the list is also a system to monitor real-time CCTV footage on board trains The Western Railway has developed natural water coolers, with zero electric consumption, each at a cost of ₹1.25 lakh. The North Central Railway has developed a vehicular system for ultrasonic flaw detection of rails. The Railway Board has decided to […]



Scientists discover protective Alzheimer’s gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform

July 21st, 2020 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

  PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in human brain cells, in research led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent […]



The role of cognitive dissonance in the pandemic

July 21st, 2020 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

The minute we make any decision—I think COVID-19 is serious; no, I’m sure it is a hoax—we begin to justify the wisdom of our choice and find reasons to dismiss the alternative. Members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling […]



Australia to start paying EV owners for transferring electricity back to the national grid

July 21st, 2020 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.  In the short term they’re still expensive. In the long term charging millions of vehicles from the electricity grid presents challenges. I’m part of a […]



Research scientists develop groundbreaking artificial cartilage

July 20th, 2020 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

The new material is strong enough to work in knees  Need some cartilage? There’s a technology for that. Knee surgery is a frequently-performed procedure across the country. Why? Well, the knees are at work for most of your waking hours, and the same activity that keeps you physically fit can also lead to wear and […]



7 ways Covid-19 has changed what we eat : Sourdough starters, canned soup and more food waste

July 20th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s turning to food products that people thought were finished, shopping at unusual times or the fact that selling to supermarkets has resulted in more food waste, not less, there are some surprising outcomes from the pandemic. Here’s a breakdown of the major trends which are having an impact on the food sector.



This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

July 20th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution.  The United Nations calls on countries to curb their emissions and invest in carbon removal technologies to achieve goals set under the Paris climate agreement. Some of these methods are low-technology like planting trees and others, like direct air capture, are cutting-edge. […]



University of Houston designs device that instantly zaps COVID-19

July 19th, 2020 at 3:04 am » Comments Off

University of Houston has found a way to instantly zap COVID-10. While the world rushes to find a COVID-19 vaccine, scientists from the University of Houston have found a way to trap and kill the virus — instantly. The team has designed a “catch and kill” air filter that can nullify the virus responsible for […]



Space tourists could ride this cosmic balloon to the edge of space

July 19th, 2020 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

  Competition in the space tourism industry is heating up, and a new company is taking a unique approach to near-space exploration. The prospect of space travel has long-since enchanted humanity. Now, as competition heats up across the burgeoning spaceflight industry, this sci-fi fantasy may soon become reality. The company Space Perspective is offering a […]



MIT engineers use ‘artificial atoms’ to make the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind

July 19th, 2020 at 2:49 am » Comments Off

Quantum chips have proved somewhere between difficult and impossible to manufacture Researchers at MIT have developed a way to manufacturer “artificial atoms” to produce what they claim is the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind. The atoms have been created in microscopically thin slices of diamond. The accomplishment “marks a turning point” in the […]



New cancer vaccine ready for human trials

July 18th, 2020 at 2:45 am » Comments Off

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new vaccine was developed by a Mater Research team based at The Translational Research Institute in collaboration with The University of Queensland. Lead Researcher Associate Professor Kristen Radford says the vaccine has the potential to […]



Tesla (TSLA): Elon Musk says ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomy complete

July 18th, 2020 at 2:40 am » Comments Off

Tesla (TSLA): Basic functionality for level 5 autonomy is complete this year, says CEO Elon Musk. Today, Musk virtually attended the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai and participated in a Q&A session. Musk oversees several projects involving AI, but the most prominent one is Tesla’s effort to deliver a full self-driving level 5 […]



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