Science

Exploring a Low-Cost Method for Decontamination of PPE Equipment

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protection equipment (PPE) has become a necessity. PPE generally refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. With the onset of…

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3 Issues Concerning The Use Of Robots In Healthcare

They help the disabled, entertain patients in hospitals, and support therapies for autistic children. However, from robots in healthcare, we expect much more than just manual help. We want ‘human’ touch. Humanoids augmented with social abilities should react to our emotions and create authentic relationships so we can trust them. What issues are there concerning…

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The future of medicine: Artificial intelligence that identifies cause and effect

Artificial intelligence is an ubiquitous entity of the 21st century, replacing almost every process that is repetitive and protocol-driven. The effects of artificial intelligence have been witnessed in a spectrum of areas from home-cleaning personal assistants to machines involved in microsurgeries.   A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (MIT) devised a form…

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First drug to be designed using AI-powered software to start clinical trials for treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD sufferers may soon have a new hope as a new drug option developed through Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be put through Phase 1 of human clinical trials in March 2020. The drug was designed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) drug discovery technology from UK company Exscientia whilst clinical development will be undertaken by Sumitomo Dainippon…

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Crown Shyness – An Amazing Phenomenon Waiting To Be Understood

When you take a stroll next time in the woods, remember to look upwards and you might see streams of sunlight seeping in through the cracks of fissures between fine definitions of tree canopies. This picturesque known as “Crown Shyness” is when the summit of tree canopies refuses to be in contact with their neighbours.…

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Artificial Glacier – New Cure for Water Crisis in Indian Desert

The cold desert mountain of Ladakh has extremes temperatures and insufficient rainfalls. Steady streams of fresh water are affected by global warming to water shortages and volatile water supply. The local engineer Sonam Wangchuk has deviced “Ice Stupas” to answer the volatile water supply in the villages of Ladakh. Ice Stupas / Artificial glaciers can…

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Study Reveals ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Are Meant For Us Only

Think twice before caving into those puppy dog eyes. Because researchers discovered that our four-legged friend only reserved their cuteness for human audiences and nothing else – not even food. Well sorry to burst your bubbles when you must have thought that our dogs’ expressions are purely natural and are reflexes that ride on their…

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