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Self-folding materials printed using 3D printer in an experimental project

Self-folding materials printed using 3D printer in an experimental project

Researchers have printed self-folding materials using a 3D printing in an interesting experimental project. Carnegie Mellon University researchers used 3D printer to print some small objects which fold themselves into different shapes when heated. Self-folding materials are cheaper to produce compared to solid 3D objects.

Lining Yao, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and director of the Morphing Matter Lab informed, “We wanted to see how self-assembly could be made more democratic --accessible to many users.”

Asteroid Mining could be Trillion Dollar Business: Goldman Sachs

Asteroid Mining could be Trillion Dollar Business: Goldman Sachs

Scientists have been talking for quite some time about Asteroid mining but a new report from Goldman Sachs claims that asteroid mining could be turned into trillion dollar business. While asteroid mining isn’t easy, with technological advancements and better share of private companies in space exploration, asteroid mining could be possible and financially viable in future. Some asteroids have good amount of precious metals and resources and companies aiming at space mining could be the next big thing in mining business.

Buzz Aldrin passes lie detector test about his alien claims

Buzz Aldrin passes lie detector test about his alien claims

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has passed a lie detector test to check if he was telling the truth about aliens. Aldrin is the second man to land on the moon and the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology in Albany conducted lie detector tests to check validity of claims regarding alien life. Three other astronauts underwent lie detector test and the results were positive.

Pfizer working on miracle pill similar to Viagra after patent expiry results in lower sales

Pfizer working on miracle pill similar to Viagra after patent expiry results in lower sales

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer is working on another miracle pill in order to improve the sales as its popular blue pill ‘Viagra’ faces challenge from generic version of Sildenafil. Viagra has remained popular among men for erectile dysfunction for last 20 years. As Pfizer had priced Viagra among high-end pills, the company generated strong profit from the blue pill. As per reports, Viagra sales accounted for 92% of the global market for prescribed erectile dysfunction pills in year 2000 but the market share reduced to 50% by 2007.

Jill Tarter: Possibility of finding Alien Life by the end of this century

Jill Tarter: Possibility of finding Alien Life by the end of this century

Astronomer Jill Tarter believes that by the end of this century, we will be able to find alien life. Tarter made the statement during a speech at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Cross Cultural Management summit. Tarter has been inspiration for 1997 movie Contact and her role was played by Jodi Foster. Tarter added that astronomers should look for biomarks on other planets in order to find alien life. Astronomers at SETI have been working hard to find any signs of alien life.

Researchers testing new Weight Loss Technique by Freezing “Hunger Nerve”

Researchers testing new Weight Loss Technique by Freezing “Hunger Nerve”

By freezing posterior vagal trunk, a nerve that sends signals related to hunger to our brain, researchers are testing a new technique to keep weight under check. Weight loss by using this technique will be less invasive compared to other surgical treatment options. The technique reduces food intake and appetite, resulting in weight loss over long term. By freezing a part of the nervous system, informally termed as “the hunger nerve”, long term weight loss can be achieved.

NASA aiming at April 16 Launch for Next Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA aiming at April 16 Launch for Next Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA is planning to launch its next planet hunting spacecraft on April 16. The spacecraft will liftoff on SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA has planned media event on March 28 to provide more information about the mission. The mission named Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be searching for planets outside the solar system.

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High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-energy breakfast and an average lunch can help reduce extra weight, as per a new research conducted by a research team at Tel Aviv University. The study team added that our metabolism changes throughout the day and a slice of bread during breakfast is less fattening compared to one consumed during evening. Health experts also suggest eating light during evening and more during morning. However, the impact of such changes in the diet is seen over a long term.

Low Sperm Count could be an Indicator of Other Health Issues: Research

Low Sperm Count could be an Indicator of Other Health Issues: Research

Low sperm count should not be considered just as a fertility issue as it could also be an indicator other health issues, a new research has revealed. A large study evaluating semen quality, metabolic risk and reproductive function among men has linked low fertility to cardiovascular risk and low bone mass. The study team analyzed results for 5,177 men and found that men with low fertility were 20 percent more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, higher body fat and cholesterol related issues.

Turmeric Latte Gains Popularity among Millennial Generation

Turmeric Latte Gains Popularity among Millennial Generation

Turmeric latte has been steadily gaining popularity among younger generation. With many celebrities endorsing turmeric latte as a healthy coffee alternative, younger generation is quick to catch up. As per recent reports, search on Google search for turmeric and turmeric latte has increased nearly 500 percent over the last three years.

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