Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 104

May 8, 2020

How Nikola Tesla Planned To Use Earth For Wireless Power Transfer

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

Serbian-American engineer Nikola Tesla pioneered many modern technologies and made some strange inventions, like the “earthquake-generator.”

May 7, 2020

Renowned string theorist proposes new way to hunt our solar system’s mysterious ‘Planet 9’

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

A new paper by physicist Edward Witten proposes hunting Planet 9 using a fleet of laser-launched probes like Breakthrough Starshots’.

May 6, 2020

Researcher close to COVID-19 breakthrough dead in murder-suicide

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

As if this contagion movie we are living can not get any more strange. A University of Pittsburgh researcher who claimed to have been on the verge of a significant breakthrough in his research on the coronavirus was killed in what appears to me a murder-suicide…

While police are treating the death as a homicide, they have yet to find any evidence that it was related to his research.

May 5, 2020

Scientists uncover secret behind molecule that blocks HIV infection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Rhesus macaques don’t monkey around when it comes to HIV; they have a protein that effectively disables invading HIV particles.

A group of University of Chicago scientists announced an innovative study that explains how the macaques’ immune protein, called TRIM5α, works its magic. It also represents a significant step forward in the science of modeling how complex biological proteins assemble themselves, the scientists said.

“These proteins work together to encase the HIV capsid in a hexagonal net and restrict viral activity,” said postdoctoral fellow Alvin Yu and lead author of the study, which was published in Nature Communications.

May 5, 2020

Breakthrough in molecular machines

Posted by in categories: innovation, nanotechnology

Molecules are some of life’s most basic building blocks. When they work together in the right way, they become molecular machines that can solve the most amazing tasks. They are essential for all organisms by, for example, maintaining a wide range of cellular functions and mechanisms.

What if you could create and control an artificial molecular machine? And make it perform tasks that serve us humans?

Many researchers are looking for ways to create and control such , and research is going on in labs all over the world.

May 2, 2020

Today in 1888, Nikola Tesla’s patent has been granted for “electrical transmission of power.” 😍

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

As the holder of more than 270 patents in 27 countries—including 112 in the US alone—Tesla rightfully earned his place in history, but not every invention of Tesla made it to production. With that in mind, we combed through the records and found 7 of Tesla’s most substantial inventions that never got built.

To find out: https://bit.ly/2y7SpuA 🚀.

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Gets Boost from NIH Funding Initiative

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative aimed to speed delivery of accurate, easy-to-use, scalable COVID-19 tests to all Americans.

Apr 30, 2020

NASA creates a KNIFE that will never need to be sharpened

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

The cutting-edge ‘KNasa Chef Knife’ is twice as sharp as other blades and stays sharp for five times longer.

The brains behind it claim it is the first true innovation in knife making in over 200 years.

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Apr 27, 2020

Provention Bio: The First Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough In 100 Years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Provention Bio is on track to complete submission of a BLA for its T1D drug Teplizumab by the end of 2020.

This will revolutionise treatment of at-risk T1D patients. The company received the Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA.

The company is significantly undervalued on this indication alone — but has enormous potential in other indications.

Apr 27, 2020

Israeli invention turns tap water into antiviral solution

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It sounds like magic, but Bar-Ilan University researchers say the environmentally friendly disinfectant may be used daily to kill bacteria and viruses on all kinds of surfaces.