Rocket that doesn’t require any Fuel: Graphene-powered Spacecraft

Amongst all the amazing properties of graphene, morphing light into action is best of all. Serendipitous discovery of the material had surfaced its remarkable properties like robustness along with high electric and head conduction in flat structure. Yongsheng Chen at Nankai University in Tianjin, China along with his team has been working on to see if the same effect could also be seen on the bigger lattice arrangements of carbon.

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Biosensing Chip for Remote Monitoring of Human Metabolism: Implantable Biomedical Device

Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland have developed a centimeter long biosensor chip that lays hidden under a patch of human skin and is communicated via smartphone. The chip tracks the concentration of molecules quantity like glucose, cholesterol and other drugs.

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Jahn-Teller Metals, the Newest State of Matter: Transition between Insulator and Conductor

An international team of researchers led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan has surfaced a material that has combined intrinsic qualities of insulator, superconductor, metal and magnet. The team has asserted that this discovery would lead to the growth of new and efficient high-temperature superconductors.

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Fingernail sized NailO controls Phone and Laptop: Wearable Technology

MIT researchers have developed a small fingernail sized trackpad, which they claim can control phone and computer, wirelessly. NailO, the input device is quite similar to stick-on nails fashion accessory. It gets attached on the user’s thumb, from where the control takes place by sweeping a finger in a particular direction over its surface.

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Graphene-based Light Bulbs hitting stores soon: A new era of LED Technology

LED light technology has again hit the spotlight but this time it is due to the wonder material, graphene. Consumers would soon be using graphene-based light bulbs. It is assumed that the dimmable bulb would help in reducing energy costs by ten percent and might come with a longer shelf life relatively. Although, it is expected that the cost might remain the same as is the conventional LED.

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Induction-charging Stations into Home Furnishings: Smart Homes

Say no to cable mess, especially when charging gizmos. IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer will be hitting the shelves with an innovative range of furniture that has come with induction-charging stations. It is part of their new “Home Smart” plan. Keeping in view with the futuristic appeal, now the furniture owners would seamlessly charge their smartphones wirelessly.

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Homo chippiens: Mimicking Human Body using networks of Simulated Organs

In an attempt to create a ‘body on a chip’, scientists are working towards fabricating minute working organs of human body on a set of inter-related plastic chips. They have already developed fingertip-sized lungs, guts and livers on the chips. For instance, researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute are revamping ‘bone marrow on a chip’ for studying the effect of radiation.

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Electronics to morph into Bendable Devices: Future of Wearable Gizmos

Scientists in South Korea are working towards creating spintronics based wearable devices. Spintronics also known as spin transport electronics is an emerging technology that exploits the basic intrinsic spin of the electron along with its associated magnetic moment and electronic charge. Based on this technology, the researchers have fabricated a thin film that has an ability of maintaining its electric as well as magnetic properties even when curled into a cylinder.

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