ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Stem Cell Models of Diseases: First Model of Albinism Developed

Scientists have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model of albinism. The model will help studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism (OCA).   Stem cells are unspecialised. They cannot do...

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of ISRO: New Insight into Prediction of Solar Activity

The researchers have studied the turbulence in Sun’s corona using radio signals sent to Earth by the ultra-low-cost...

‘‘A living WHO guideline on drugs for COVID-19’’: The Eighth version (Seventh update) Released

The eighth version (seventh update) of a living guideline is released. It replaces earlier versions. The latest update...

….Pale Blue Dot, the only Home We’ve Ever Known

''....astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human...

First Successful Transplant of Heart of a Genetically-engineered Pig (GEP) into Human

Doctors and scientists of University of Maryland School of Medicine have successfully transplanted heart of a genetically engineered...
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Neuralink: A Next Gen Neural Interface That Could Change Human Lives

Neural signals or nerve impulses are at the core of human experience. All our sensations, emotion, pain and pleasure, happiness, memory and nostalgia, and...

Harnessing Waste Heat to Power Small Devices

The scientists have developed a suitable material for use in thermo-electric generators based on ‘anomalous Nernst effect (ANE)’ that increases the voltage generating efficiency...

Xenobots: The First Living, Programmable Creature

Researchers have adapted living cells and created novel living machines. Called xenobots, these are not a new species of animals but pure artefacts, designed...

Singlet-Fission Solar Cell: An Efficient Way to Convert Sunlight into Electricity

Scientists from MIT have sensitized existing silicon solar cells by singlet exciton fission method. This can increase efficiency of solar cells from 18 percent...

‘Autofocals’, a Prototype Eyeglass to Correct Presbyopia (Loss of Near Vision)

Scientists from Stanford University have developed a prototype of auto-focusing eyeglasses which automatically focus on where the wearer is looking. It can help correct...

E‐Tattoo to Monitor Blood Pressure Continuously

Scientists have designed a new chest-laminated, ultrathin, 100 percent stretchable cardiac sensing electronic device (e-tattoo) to monitor heart functions. The device can measure ECG,...
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