In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. The team used a catalyst made of carbon, copper and nitrogen and applied voltage to trigger … Continue reading “Nano-spike catalysts convert Carbon Dioxide directly into Ethanol”
Qualcomm Technologies, along with Telstra, Ericsson, and NETGEAR, announced the world’s first Gigabit Class LTE mobile device and network. The device is the NETGEAR Mobile Router MR1100, which uses the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem designed to deliver Gigabit Class LTE connectivity as well as Qualcomm Wi-Fi solutions designed to achieve Gigabit Wi-Fi.
Researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel — an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. This bendable fiber may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. The … Continue reading “Stretchy Optical Fibers for implanting in the body to stimulate Cells or sense signs of Disease”
A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. For the first time, they have corrected the mutation in a proportion of stem … Continue reading “Gene Editing Tool “CRISPR Cas9” paves way for Sickle Cell Cure”
3-D printing has progressed over the last decade to include multi-material fabrication, enabling production of powerful, functional objects. While many advances have been made, it still has been difficult for non-programmers to create objects made of many materials (or mixtures of materials) without a more user-friendly interface. But this week, a team from MIT’s Computer … Continue reading “MIT’s 3D Printing Design Tool “Foundry” is Photoshop for 3-D materials.”