Blue-enriched LED light could improve our everyday lives

Here is a good news for those of who have difficulty with morning alertness. A KAIST research team proposed that a blue-enriched LED light can effectively help people overcome morning drowsiness. This study will provide the basis for major changes in future lighting strategies and thereby help create better indoor environments. Considerable research has been Read more about Blue-enriched LED light could improve our everyday lives[…]

Ultrasound as a method for blood coagulation monitoring

A new approach for the prevention of thrombosis was proposed by researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Russian National Research Center for Hematology (NRCH). In modern clinical practice, thrombolysis is performed when thrombi formed in blood vessels pose a threat to a patient’s life. Thrombolytic procedures themselves are associated with a Read more about Ultrasound as a method for blood coagulation monitoring[…]

Split and continuous restricted sleep schedules affect cognition and glucose levels differently in teens

The handful of studies that examined split sleep schedules with normal total sleep duration in working-age adults found that both schedules yield comparable brain performance. However, no study has looked at the impact of such schedules on brain function and glucose levels together, especially when total sleep is shorter than optimal. The latter is important Read more about Split and continuous restricted sleep schedules affect cognition and glucose levels differently in teens[…]

A nearly perfect simulation of the human hand

The TSA – Tissue Softness Analyzer represents a nearly perfect simulation of the human hand and shows excellent results in measuring base tissue and finished tissue products (toilet paper, handkerchiefs, facials). In case of hand sheets made in the lab, the device also convinced in measuring the influence of pulp quality (short fibers), refining or softener. But Read more about A nearly perfect simulation of the human hand[…]

Neuromorphic device on the way to creating technology that mimics the human brain

A new transistor based on organic materials has been developed by scientists at Linköping University. It has the ability to learn, and is equipped with both short-term and long-term memory. The work is a major step on the way to creating technology that mimics the human brain. Until now, brains have been unique in being Read more about Neuromorphic device on the way to creating technology that mimics the human brain[…]

Nonterrestrial 5G networks

VTT and the leading European space organisation ESA have made an agreement on strategic partnership with an aim to develop 5G communications networks for the needs of the space industry. The three-year agreement will further deepen the long-term cooperation between VTT and ESA. The collaboration between VTT and ESA supports the Finnish Space Strategy. The Read more about Nonterrestrial 5G networks[…]

How to give intelligence to IoT devices

Libelium presents a new cloud connectivity service: the Hive. This new service is framed on Libelium’s strategy to offer higher value-added services to the entire chain of IoT key players. Libelium Cloud Hive allows users to send information from any IoT device to the main worldwide cloud platforms simultaneously and without having to implement each specific cloud protocol Read more about How to give intelligence to IoT devices[…]

Scientists Develop Method to Visualize a Genetic Mutation

A team of scientists has developed a method that yields, for the first time, visualization of a gene amplifications and deletions known as copy number variants in single cells. Significantly, the breakthrough, reported in the journal PLoS Biology, allows early detection of rare genetic events providing high resolution analysis of the tempo of evolution. The method Read more about Scientists Develop Method to Visualize a Genetic Mutation[…]

A new, fossil-free bioplastic is emerging

According to lab experiments, it is more durable than both regular plastic and other bioplastics, and is potentially better suited for recycling. Almost all plastic is made from crude oil, and plastic production currently accounts for 4-6% of global oil consumption. The development of renewable bioplastics is progressing, but relatively few are actually being used. Read more about A new, fossil-free bioplastic is emerging[…]

Bioplotter for novel implants

Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing. It all starts with an ear. Empa researcher Michael Hausmann removes the object shaped like a human ear from the 3D printer and explains: «In viscous state Read more about Bioplotter for novel implants[…]

Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals

Producing vaccines is a tricky task – especially in the case of inactivated vaccines, in which pathogens must be killed without altering their structure. Until now, this task has generally involved the use of toxic chemicals. Now, however, an innovative new technology developed by Fraunhofer researchers – the first solution of its kind – will Read more about Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals[…]

Study identifies three simple ‘clinical risks’ and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6 million people in the UK. Those with atrial fibrillation may be aware of Read more about Study identifies three simple ‘clinical risks’ and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm[…]