A new super metal has been created by the scientists of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), which is likely to bring about a revolution in the production of airplanes, spacecraft and cars. The metal has been made with a combination of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles and magnesium, and is likely to have varied applications. This metal is highly strong and super light, along with distinct stiffness-to-weight ratio.
A recent report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed some shocking data about consumption of alcohol in the United States. The report has shown that Americans are drinking alcohol at a record rate.
As per the report, alcohol-related deaths in US have increased 37% from 2002. Data has shown that from 2006 and 2010, excessive alcohol use claimed almost 88,000 deaths each year.
Experts in explanation said alcohol related deaths here do not mean deaths due to drink-and-drive, or accidents or homicides committed under its influence.
Continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant during the first few days of life has been found to improve the survival rates for infants with low birth weight. The study team found that infant death cases were down by more than 35 percent when there was more skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The study was conducted by a team of medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
A tree that’s critical to Hawaii’s water supply, endangered native birds and Hawaiian cultural traditions such as hula, has been getting increasingly killed by a newly found fungus. Rapid ohia death named disease has hit the Big Island’s hundreds of thousands of ohia lehua trees.
It has reportedly affected 50% of the ohia trees throughout 6,000 acres of forest as of last year, but since then it’s believed to have spread more. So far, it’s been discovered mainly in Puna, but also in Kona and Kau. It hasn’t been found anywhere else worldwide.
Women in Brazil have been recommended by the health authorities to currently avoid pregnancy. The recommendation has been given subsequent to detection of damaged brain in several newborns due to a virus called Zika. The virus is found in African forest monkeys in new West Nile and has resulted in alarming danger. The pathogen has same effect as the West Nile virus and was found more than 70 years ago.
Alphabet’s YouTube has blamed telecom operator T-Mobile for throttling its videos for mobile customers. T-Mobile recently introduced Binge On service for its customers and YouTube has claimed that T-Mobile is deliberately slowing down streaming of video content on its network. T-Mobile responded to YouTube’s claims by saying that Binge On service is totally under control of customers.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have successfully produced Plutonium-238, the isotope which American space agency NASA was running out to fuel its Mars rovers. The success of project to create Plutonium-238 is considered as a major milestone by chemists and space technology experts. ORNL team has produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 and it will be helpful in future deep space missions.
Hillary Clinton has declared a $2 billion annual effort on Tuesday to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Clinton has asked for making the federal spending to battle the illness, double. The Democratic frontrunner has planned to come up with her proposal in Iowa at her last presidential campaign swing ahead of the holidays.
The funding has joined proposals to help the 15 million Americans worried for the ones afflicted by the illness.