Lithium-ion batteries power 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 10, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


The Lithium-ion battery, which is now a days used to power everything from cell phones to laptops as well as electric cars powered the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for this year.

These batter... Read more

Bacteria convert greenhouse gases into useful products

Aug 27, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


A new study reports that E. coli bacteria (normally found in our intestines) can be transformed with a manipulated form of a human gene to convert greenhouse gases into useful products. The gene encodes an... Read more

Making Oxygen from CO2

May 29, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Exploring space with all its complexities has one big issue; we as humans need oxygen and hence we need to carry our own oxygen wherever we go into space.

Scientists have now demonstrated ... Read more

Artificial photosynthesis for green energy advances

May 23, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Researchers have succeeded to produce fuel from water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight, in a process that is similar to what plants use to generate energy from light (photosynthesis).

By conve... Read more

Plastic gets its much-needed makeover

May 08, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Like a Lego set, researchers have designed a recyclable plastic which can be broken down into its individual parts at the molecular level and the it can be put back together into any other shape, texture a... Read more

New tech to convert brain activity to speech

Apr 26, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

Neuroscientists have developed a brain-machine interface which uses brain activity to control virtual vocal track which is a computer simulation of lips, jaws, tong... Read more

Cooling without energy consumption?

Apr 22, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Physicists are always up to something weird. Now they have developed a simple device that facilitates heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Surprisingly, a... Read more

3D printed heart… How cool is that

Apr 16, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


In a first, researchers have 3D printed the world’s first engineered heart using patients own cells and other biological materials. The first heart with cells, blood vessels, all the chambers and eve... Read more

The future of agriculture: Cyber agriculture

Apr 04, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Researchers are in the process of growing crops that taste good, without genetic modifications. To this end, they use computer algorithms to determine optimal growing conditions to obtain the best concentr... Read more

Creating hydrogen fuel from seawater

Mar 19, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Hydrogen is an appealing option for fuel, because burning it produces only water, no carbon dioxide. As powering cars and cities would take enormous amounts of hydrogen, it seems impossible to use purified... Read more

Sweat holds great promise for noninvasive measurements

Mar 18, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists and clinicians search for biosensors that accurately reflect metabolite concentrations and effects of drugs in the blood.

It turns out that measurements in sweat hold great promi... Read more

A ‘trap’ to slow down antibiotic resistance

Mar 15, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Scientists have developed a faster test, which is able to identify how single bacteria react to antibiotics. Importantly, the susceptibility to an antibiotic can be ascertained in one-hour as compared to t... Read more

Increased ‘alone-together’ family time due to mobile devices

Mar 13, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers have found out that children are spending more time at home with their parents than before, but this has not increased the together time spent by them such as watching TV or eating. Rather, the... Read more

Wearable technology to convert mechanical energy to electricity

Mar 12, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

How cool is this? Researchers have developed a movie inspired liquid formula which is a wearable technology that converts the mechanical energy due to movement to ... Read more

Bacteria that eat waste and breathe electricity

Mar 08, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav


Researchers visited the Yellowstone National Park for an entirely different reason. To capture bacteria from the hot springs that eat and breathe electricity. The scientists left a few electrodes submerged... Read more

Wow…A four-legged robot doing backflips

Mar 05, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

MIT researchers have developed a four-legged robot. Weighing just 20 pounds, it can get back into its natural position in a blink even when it is pushed to the ground. The most impress... Read more

Mice with night vision

Mar 01, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have developed nanoparticles that can be injected in the retina and convert here infrared light into visible green light.

When applied in the retina, which converts light into el... Read more

Switching on the activity of molecules with infrared light

Mar 01, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Scientists have developed a new technique that makes it possible to activate a molecule that is already in the body by light.

Shining light locally is thought to limit unwanted side effects... Read more

Power-to-gas technology: profitable and green

Feb 27, 2019 Erwin van den Burg


Economists have established that so-called « power-to-gas » technology is already commercially viable today. Power-to-gas technology involves the storage of hydrogen and the use of hydrogen to ... Read more

Scientists calculate the pressure inside a proton

Feb 22, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu


For the first time, physicists were able to calculate the pressure distribution of a proton. Amazingly, it turns out that protons’ interior contains a pressure higher than the one experienced by a ne... Read more