New '2D' materials have promising applications, say scientists

Since the first successful preparation of graphene by mechanical exfoliation from graphite crystals in 2004, 2D materials have attracted dramatic attention due to their extraordinary physical properties (ultralow weight, high Young’s modulus, and high strength) and electrical properties compared with conventional bulk materials. Graphene, with a Young’s modulus of 1 TPa, is the most researched 2D material. Studies suggest that graphene in polymer matrices can boost composites’ mechanical characteristics. Graphene’s

Researchers say hybrid plants can help with climate change and food security

Food security throughout the world may benefit greatly from hybrid agricultural and horticulture crops. Compared to non-hybrid cultivars, hybrids provide better yields and are frequently more resistant to disease and climatic stress. However, hybrid variants aren’t accessible for all crops. Global food security may benefit from the use of horticultural and hybrid crops. These hybrid cultivars produce more with a given acreage and are more resistant to pests and disease

Researchers have demonstrated that a new fabric can convert human movement into electrical current

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have invented a novel waterproof and stretchy fabric that transforms energy generated by bodily movement into electrical energy. Nanyang Technological University. Mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy by pressing or squashing a polymer component of the cloth. Flexible, robust, and waterproof properties are all provided by a base layer of spandex combined with a rubber-like substance. Proof-of-concept testing of the fabric in Advanced Materials

As the commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope draws to a close, targets have been outlined

James Webb Space Telescope and its collaborative NASA, ESA, and CSC teams have been working toward completing the six-month-long commissioning phase at Sun-Earth Lagrange point 2 since May. (L2). Now that the observatory’s mirrors have been perfectly aligned, Webb and its team are getting ready for the historic first image to be taken from their telescope. First scientific study objectives for Webb’s operational phase have been disclosed as teams move

Establishing new standards for neutron star interiors

Our ability to grasp the complexities of non-Earthly settings is limited. Astronomers have to deal with this problem all the time. Sometimes it’s only a matter of finding out how well-understood physics relates to severe situations and then comparing the output of those equations to the actual data. Neutron stars, on the other hand, are a remarkable exception to this rule, as the necessary equations become fully intractable and observations

Scientists are developing a new neurostimulator that might revolutionise patient care.

Neurological diseases such as persistent depression, Parkinson’s, and other mental illnesses may now be treated at home following a collaboration between researchers at the University of Queensland. Using a remote care platform created by Queensland Brain Institute, Abbott Neuromodulation, and Neurosciences Queensland, patients may obtain therapy from anywhere in the globe. Lead researcher said patients no longer need to contact their doctor in person to change their gadgets because of

During the Night, Solar Panels Generate Electricity

Engineers at Stanford University have developed solar panels that can continue to generate power even at night, a groundbreaking development. When compared to traditional solar panels, the new technology can convert solar energy into electrical energy all day and all night. A research published in the journal Applied Physics Letters explains the specifics of the accomplishment. It’s a wonder how solar energy can be harvested at night. Engineers constructed a

With the influx of technological innovation, smart agriculture is flourishing

In the case of automation in smart agriculture, this is a bird’s eye view. The increasing use of smartphones as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic has been one of the most significant changes observed in the smart agricultural industry in recent years. The influx of mobile phones in developing countries such as India, Africa, and the Middle East represents a lucrative value-adding opportunity for technology companies, especially given how

According to researchers, the estimation of soil carbon discharge is critical for climate change

More carbon is stored in the soil of the Earth than there is carbon stored in the atmosphere, which is a significant difference. A major amount of the carbon in soil is in the form of organic carbon, which is referred to as soil carbon. Humans have an impact on how quickly organic carbon can be created or lost in soils, which is different from the impact of inorganic carbon

According to a recent research, 60% of all primates are endangered

A recent study finds that 60% of all primates are endangered. For the first time, 31 primatologists investigated every known primate. Seventy-five percent of primates are endangered. Hunting, mining, and lack of farming are blamed for the low numbers. The population has shrunk dramatically in the last decade. Since 2000, 85 new primate species have been found. China has identified a new gibbon species, raising the total to 505. Seven