September2016


Nanotechnology: When Less is More

Nanotechnology: When Less is More

Here is an interesting TEDx talk given by Julia Greer on nanotechnology, offering a futuristic peek into the surprisingly strong world of nano building materials. She creates 3-dimensional nano-architectures and designs experiments to assess their properties. These “meta-materials” have diverse applications, for example, as biomedical devices, battery electrodes, and lightweight structural materials. They provide an expansive “playground” for fundamental […]

Stanford has developed the coolest clothes – literally

Stanford has developed the coolest clothes – literally

Stanford engineers have developed low-cost textiles that cools the body more efficiently than other existing materials. An ideal application of this garment would be for hot climates, especially where there is no air conditioning available. However, where there is air conditioning available, wearing these cool textiles will save energy costs as there will be no […]

10 Futuristic materials to wonder about

10 Futuristic materials to wonder about

This week, we came across an intriguing article on ’10 Futuristic Materials’ written by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member, Michael Anissimov. Here’s what Anissimov got to say about the list of fabulous futuristic materials: 1.  Aerogel Aerogel holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records, more than any other material. Sometimes called “frozen smoke”, […]

Scientists use ginger nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists use ginger nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease

Here’s an interesting one – An article on ginger nanoparticles. The scientists at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and Georgia State University in the US have developed a way to deliver ginger in the form of nanoparticles to offer a targeted remedy for inflammatory bowel disease. The study also suggested that nanoparticles may be useful […]