Friday, January 18, 2019


Robots as caregivers? First consider the pros and cons

If you have seen science fiction television series such as Humans or Westworld, you might be imagining a near future where intelligent, humanoid robots play an important...

Five ways natural-design nanotechnology can inspire human inventions

Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety...

Mindfulness meditation promotes healthy living

Practicing mindfulness meditation for ten minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function known as...

Legalizing medicinal or recreational marijuana can solve the opioid crisis

The legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada is one of the biggest national public policy shifts that many of us will ever...

What will the disrupt retail sector in 2018 and beyond?

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences. Interactive kiosks, mobile-friendly websites and transactional apps...

Stephen Hawking’s essay says race of ‘superhumans’ will rise

The new species will be result of gene-editing and would end human civilization. Days after the publication of his last paper Stephen Hawking is back...

4D printing: The next evolution of 3D printing

The next step of 3D printing is taking a leap forward. Incorporating the tedious mechanical programming steps directly into the 3-D printing process, the new 4D printer can now print complex multi-material self arranging objects.
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Bacteriophage: An alternate to antibiotic treatment?

With increase in antibiotic resistance in disease causing bacteria it is increasingly becoming difficult to combat infections. Consequently alternate treatment like phage therapy may gain back its lost importance. Like any other organisms cell gets infected by bacteria, bacterial cells can be also attacked by carefully selected specific virus called bacteriophages (phage shortly). These phages act by killing bacteria by incorporating them in their lifecycle.

CRISPR: Can we create new human-made species?

Gene-editing technology used to fit entire genome of yeast on a single large chromosome. The new finding can help in studying fundamental concepts in chromosome biology, including replication, recombination and segregation. CRISPR technology may even pave a way for developing completely human-made species in future.
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Nestle personalized nutrition plan via AI

Millennials the most vocal generation of all overwhelmingly committed to health and wellness. At the same time they are striving to pass this legacy...

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