Science

Researchers develop Non-toxic Additives for Plastic Products

The virtually limitless variety of products that can be made of plastics, unarguably, points to their rising ubiquity in everyday consumer products. However, many of the uses have been drawing considerable flak from across the world owing to the presence of toxic additives. Additives such as plasticizers for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) have attracted groundswell of attention of regulators. Particularly, phthalates, which find abundant use as most common plasticizer in PVC,

Natural Procedures of Hair Dye Created with Cheminformatics Advancement

The practice of changing hair color has been on trend from the past two decades. Reasons for coloring may differ from different age groups. Some may want to hide those grey lines of age that is easily spotted while some may want to experiment with new looks and appear attractive to the outer world. According to a new research, dying hair has become as easy as going to the library.

Scientists reveal Effective Strategies to Boost Organic Production

With constant decline in bee pollinators and increasing usage of harmful pesticides over past few years, the need for adopting environment-friendly solutions for organic and sustainable farming. The researchers reveal that the best strategies to expand and increase the production of the crop is bee pollination. But, scientists also suggested that this process will have huge effect when the area surrounding the farm has optimum proportion of agricultural land and

Scientists Determine New Strategies for Next-Generation Biofuel

Conventional insights offered by research on biofuels convey that efficiency of carbon is the most effective strategy for producing better biofuel. According to scientists, the production efficiency is directly proportional to number of carbon from crops which get utilized for making biofuel. But getting more carbon in biofuel may not be the defining point. According to recent study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy

New Synthetic Material can Reconstruct from Carbon in Air

In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Change of the Climate that it’s not pretty enough to reduce some of the carbon outputs from the atmosphere, but we need active material in near future to reduce it at large scale. However, in a recent development, the MIT engineers have discovered that a new material can easily pull carbon from the air and use it to become strong and

Benin Community turns Waste into Gold Mine

Garbage has turned into gold. People of the Houegbo village of Benin, West Africa are now able to utilize waste into biogas fuel. Benin is the fourth largest exporter of pineapples in Africa. Mark Giannelli, the founder of ReBin, noticed the massive amounts of pineapple skins that were thrown away into waste and he had the idea of the waste treatment. An opportunity to change the living standard and meet

New Bed Net Developed to Help to Fight Malaria

The study based on a clinical trial in Burkina Faso, West Africa involving 2,000 children and duration for more than 2 years concluded that reduced cases by 12 percent. The study included a new type of net compared to the conventional one. The study is conducted by the collaboration of Durham University (UK), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Switzerland) and Centre National de

Loss of Procedures in Perovskite Solar Cells to Make It Efficient

Perovskite solar cells that are carriers of charge can be lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites. While recombining the defect sites within the perovskite layer limits the performance of the solar cells at present. Teams from the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin reached the conclusion through accurate quantitative measurements on 2 perovskite cells which uses photoluminescence. Even solar cells made from perfect miracle material is not

Consumption of High Fibre Foods can be Effective for Reducing Stress Level on Behavior and Gut Bacteria

The new research published in the Journal of Physiology states that consumption of high fibre food might be effective to reduce effects of stress on gut and behavior. Stress is a major health concern and lead to major changes in the gut and working on the brain which can lead to behavioral changes. From past few years, the interest of connection between gut bacteria and stress-related complaints such as depression,

Noting High Electricity Usage Can Predict Traffic Conditions

The immense traffic on the roads is haunting the civil planners, car manufacturers, and fluid dynamic professors. Just counting cars on the road doesn’t give a solution, but the analyzing the data behind the number of cars can find the solution. CMU researchers show that electricity usage may be key to understand high movement in the city. The idea of relating the traffic and electricity is fare as when the