UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

By infusing magnesium with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have come up with a new metal. The newly developed metal is exceptionally strong and lightweight with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. But, the interesting thing is that the newly developed metal could have significant implication in making of airplanes, cars, mobiles, electronics and many more.

Christmas brings two rare celestial events

Christmas brings two rare celestial events

This Christmas brought at least two rare celestial events - a rare full moon and Asteroid 2003 SD220’s closest approach to Earth.

A rare full moon called the “Full Cold Moon” glowed over the Earth, brightening the night sky just before the Christmas Day. This moon is called Full Cold Moon because of its full size and the timing of the start of winter.

According to the statement by the U.S. space agency, it was the first Full Cold Moon since the year of 1977, and this phenomenon will not occur again until 2034.

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FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from bisexual and gay men, who are clinically referred to as ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM).

The FDA’s new policy replaces the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors with a one-year deferral for gay men. It means gay men must be celibate for at least one year for becoming eligible to donate blood.

Five Years Down the Line, Genome-Specific Diet could Help Keep Pounds Off

Five Years Down the Line, Genome-Specific Diet could Help Keep Pounds Off

Final countdown begins! In the chapter of obesity and measures to control it, a new point has come in front which states that person’s own genetic makeup plays key role in response to weight loss and gain. Just a matter of five years, and you will be presented with a master diet, based on individual patient’s genes, which will help you keep the pounds off permanently.

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California residents presently are in high need of an highly advance system that can help them reach safer place in case hit by an earthquake, said members of the US Congress who are urging US President to provide funds for a prototype system currently being developed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Presently, a prototype system has been developed by the researchers at the California Institute of technology (Caltech) and the congress members are asking president Obama to fund the project.

Largest-ever review of BP drugs suggests mass prescription could slash rate of strokes and heart attack

Largest-ever review of BP drugs suggests mass prescription could slash rate of strokes and heart attack

Blood pressure-lowering drugs should be given to lower the risk of heart disease, finds a major study led by Oxford University. Researchers have called for change in current rules that state only those having high blood pressure should be given the medication, so that people with normal blood pressure, but at risk of heart disease and stroke can also be saved.

First Stage Recovery of Falcon 9 Rocket Successful

First Stage Recovery of Falcon 9 Rocket Successful

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed in Cape Canaveral on December 21 2015. The first stage booster of SpaceX returned unharmed after completing its mission. This is the first time that a rocket has landed back smoothly on Earth after propelling 11 commercial satellites into the orbit. The satellites launched by the rocket were owned by communications company Orbcomm.

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Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

UCLA researchers have developed a new metal by combining magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles which has record-breaking strength to weight ratio. The lightweight metal has extremely high specific strength and modulus. It can be used as light structural metal. Structural metals are used as load-bearing metals in structures and vehicles. The research team used magnesium as it is the lightest structural metal.

Regular Blood Pressure Medication Important for People with High-risk Profile: Study

Regular Blood Pressure Medication Important for People with High-risk Profile: Study

People at high risk of cardiovascular ailments and stroke should regularly take pills to control their blood pressure, according to a new paper published in journal The Lancet. The latest call for a new treatment regimen is based on the assessment of 123 studies carried out between 1966 and 2015 in which more than 600,000 people were involved.

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New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

Crows can survive in wide variety of habitats as they are adaptable and intelligent. Past researchers have proved that crows effectively use many tools. However, a technologically advanced species of crows, the New Caledonian crows, have been captured on camera making tools which they used for foraging. New Caledonian crows were captured in an interesting video by biologists while they were making hook-shaped tools.

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