Super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s star potentially has atmosphere and life

There is a possibility that super-Earth planet orbiting the Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) star could potentially be having atmosphere and possibly life. The planet is likely cold (-170 degrees centigrade), but scientists believe that it could still have the potential to harbor primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and… Continue reading Super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s star potentially has atmosphere and life

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Hyaluronic acid could help in wound healing

Hyaluronic acid which is known to have many skin and ageing related benefits has found itself at the midst of one more use – wound healing. According to a team of scientists at the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, hyaluronic acid has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates tissue regeneration and this could be put to good use… Continue reading Hyaluronic acid could help in wound healing

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Lithium battery fires could be prevented using graphene coating, study says

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering have published a paper in journal Advanced Functional Materials wherein they have suggested that a thin coating of graphene could help protect fires in lithium batteries. Over the last few years there has been a surge in the use of lithium batteries – primarily… Continue reading Lithium battery fires could be prevented using graphene coating, study says

Industrial 3D printing could soon be used for outdoor sporting goods

Gigabot X, an open source industrial FPF 3D printer, developed by engineers from Michigan Technological University and re:3D, Inc. could soon be used to manufacture outdoor sporting goods such as kayak paddles, snowshoes, and skateboards. The newly developed 3D printer can use waste plastic particles and reform it into large, strong prints. Because of the… Continue reading Industrial 3D printing could soon be used for outdoor sporting goods

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Beauty spot in genes said to determine beauty of a person’s face

Scientists have determine ‘beauty spots’ in human genome that they claim are linked to facial beauty. They study has been carried out by Qiongshi Lu and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and findings have been published in PLOS Genetics. For centuries humans have been known to devote a lot of time to look beautiful with… Continue reading Beauty spot in genes said to determine beauty of a person’s face

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