The Modern Uses of Non-Fungible Tokens | Scipreneur

June 29, 2022 Tauseef Azhar 0

Lately, there’s been a lot of hype involving blockchain technology and digital currencies.   People, businesses, and even the government are utilizing these technologies to their full potential in the socially and digitally connected era we live in. Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are a new technology that has a wide spectrum [..]

A novel compound might defeat multidrug-resistant bacteria common in hospitals

January 5, 2022 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

By: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY For years, public-health experts have been sounding the alarm about the next phase in humanity’s co-existence with bacteria—a dark future where emerging strains have rendered once-powerful antibiotics useless. The United Nations recently projected that, unless new drugs are developed, multidrug-resistant infections will force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty within the next decade and cause 10 million annual deaths by 2050.   Scientists are especially [..]

Wearable circuits printed directly on human skin

January 21, 2021 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

By: AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Wearable electronics are getting smaller, more comfortable and increasingly capable of interfacing with the human body. To achieve a truly seamless integration, electronics could someday be printed directly on people’s skin. As a step toward this goal, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have safely placed [..]

Breakthrough quantum-dot transistors create a flexible alternative to conventional electronics

November 1, 2020 Scipreneur Private Limited 0

“Quantum dot logic circuits provide the long-sought building blocks for innovative devices, including printable electronics, flexible displays, and medical diagnostics” DOE/LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY LOS ALAMOS, N.M., October 29, 2020 – Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their collaborators from the University of California, Irvine have created fundamental electronic [..]

MIT startup wraps food in silk for better shelf life

“Cambridge Crops develops an edible, imperceptible coating that might replace plastic packaging to preserve meats and produce.” Source: Archana Apte | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab Benedetto Marelli, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT, was a postdoc at Tufts University’s Omenetto Lab when he [..]

Smart sponge could clean up oil spills

“Highly porous sponge selectively soaks up oil, sparing water and wildlife” Source: Northwestern Now Story Sponge can absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil and be reused up to several dozen times Secret lies in its oleophilic, hydrophobic, magnetic (OHM) nanocomposite coating Process can turn any cheap sponge [..]

New technology enables fast protein synthesis

“Automated tabletop machine could accelerate the development of novel drugs to treat cancer and other diseases.” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Many proteins are useful as drugs for disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Synthesizing artificial versions of these proteins is a time-consuming process that requires genetically [..]

Genetic barcodes can ensure authentic DNA fingerprints

“Researchers propose a way of ensuring that genetic samples taken in the field for DNA fingerprinting arrive at the laboratory unaltered” Source: DUKE UNIVERSITY DURHAM, N.C. – Engineers at Duke University and the New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering have demonstrated a method for ensuring that an increasingly popular [..]

Compact electronic nose to identify human lung diseases

“This device is designed as flexible electronics that can analyze exhaled air, as well as identify pathologies of the respiratory tract and organs.” Source: SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SKOLTECH) Researchers from Russia and Italy have proposed a compact sensor system that can implement the functionality of the electronic [..]

A soft touch for robotic hardware

“Combined muscles and sensors made from soft materials allow for flexible robots” Source: UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO Robots can be made from soft materials, but the flexibility of such robots is limited by the inclusion of rigid sensors necessary for their control. Researchers created embedded sensors, to replace rigid sensors, that offer [..]

Silver nanocubes make point-of-care diagnostics easier to read

May 12, 2020 Yogita Soni 0

“Researchers use plasmonics to enhance fluorescent markers in lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices” Source: DUKE UNIVERSITY DURHAM, N.C. – Engineers at Duke University have shown that nanosized silver cubes can make diagnostic tests that rely on fluorescence easier to read by making them more than 150 times brighter. Combined with an emerging [..]

Peptides that can be taken as a pill

“This new method help to identify those peptides that binds a disease target of interest and survive enzymes of the gastrointestinal tract.” Source: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE Peptides are short chains of amino acids that occur in our body, in plants or bacteria to control diverse functions. Several peptides [..]