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Self-healable, recyclable "electronic skin" developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

Self-healable, recyclable "electronic skin" developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed an electronic skin that can be recycled and it can also heal itself. The ‘electronic skin’ is actually a thin film with advanced sensors. With use of thin, translucent material and advanced sensors, the electronic skin can measure pressure, temperature, humidity, and air flow, working similar to human skin. UC Boulder research team has used covalently bonded dynamic network polymer, known as polyimine for developing the skin.

Hand dryers spread germs: University of Leeds Research

Hand dryers spread germs: University of Leeds Research

Hand dryers generally used in public toilets have a major role in spreading germs, as per a new study conducted by research team at the University of Leeds. Earlier studies have also suggested that air dryers spread germs further compared to paper towels or napkins. Air dryers spread germs into the air and even people who don’t air dryers can get infected due to germs spread by strong stream of air.

The research team noticed 27 times more germs in the air around air dryers compared to air around paper napkin dispensers.

SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights up California Sky and some residents thought it was UFO

SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights up California Sky and some residents thought it was UFO

SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket and the launch event was witnessed by many Californians as an amazing light show in the sky. While some people found the images spectacular, some were freaked out as they thought of the rocket as an unidentified flying object (UFO). Soon after the launch event, many people shared images of rocket launch on social media. SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Two-Layer Graphene Turns into Strong Material on Impact

Two-Layer Graphene Turns into Strong Material on Impact

Researchers at City University of New York (CUNY) have created diamene, a flexible material using two layers of Graphene. Diamene can become harder than diamond during impact and offers protection even against a bullet, the research team claims. Graphene is lightweight and showcases strength due to its hexagonal lattice structure. The study team added that the thin film of diamene showcases better strength compared to a diamond during an impact. The sheets could be used to protect fragile objects or as a bulletproof vest.

SpaceX launches ISS Resupply mission using Reusable Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX launches ISS Resupply mission using Reusable Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX has successfully launched a resupply mission for the International Space Station (ISS) using its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The current mission marks 50th mission for Falcon rocket developed by SpaceX. The mission launched on Friday with clear skies over Florida’s Space Coast. The reusable Falcon 9 rocket has successfully finished ISS resupply mission earlier as well. After the launch, SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully touched down at ground-based Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral.

Tesla’s Largest Battery Turned on in Australia

Tesla’s Largest Battery Turned on in Australia

Tesla has delivered the largest battery project in Australia within the deadline announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery has been plugged into an Australian state grid, regional officials confirmed. In September, Tesla CEO promised 100-megawatt battery project to be delivered within 100 days or the company won’t charge any money for the project.

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China aims at nuclear fuel-powered space shuttle by 2040

China aims at nuclear fuel-powered space shuttle by 2040

China plans large-scale space exploration with nuclear fuel-powered space shuttles. A report published by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation indicated that nuclear-powered space shuttles can also be used for asteroid mining. The report was published by state news agency Xinhua.

By year 2030, China aims to develop its space exploration industry and has also set its eyes on becoming major space exploration power. The space program setup by Chinese scientists and officials is ambitious.

Atomic-level images reveal the reason behind exploding batteries

Atomic-level images reveal the reason behind exploding batteries

A research project aiming to find the reason behind exploding batteries has analyzed atomic-level images of dendrites. The research team noted that these dendrites are capable of penetrating the battery compartments and this process fails the battery. The project team used cryo-electron microscopy to figure out the reason behind failing batteries.

Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

A team of experts from Proteus EPSRC interdisciplinary research collaboration claimed to have developed a prototype camera capable of seeing through the human body. The camera that can see through the human body using light has been designed to help physicians track medical tools called endoscopes, which are commonly used to examine patients’ internal conditions.

Previously, it was not possible for doctors to track where an endoscope is located in the patient’s body. Sometimes they need to know such tools’ location to guide it to the right place.

Researchers reveal how snow falling on Neptune might look like

Researchers reveal how snow falling on Neptune might look like

By combining computer models and data provided by the Phoenix Mars Lander, a team of researchers has tried to show Neptune's diamond rain or how snow falling on the rust-colored surface of Mars might look like.

The Phoenix Mars Lander captured snowfall on Mars in 2009 with the help of its laser instrument. A team of researchers led by Aymeric Spiga of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Paris took those observations and applied its expertise in numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres to reveal what a phenomenon that we can not see.

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