Stanford University: Expertise & MHS Grad’s Invention to Identify Malaria

A 2013’s Milton High School graduates have been working with a team of researchers at Stanford University in California to originate a system that helps to diagnose malaria. Together, the team of the researcher as well as the graduates came up with twine, plastic as well as a paper fuse made of paper. Brandon Benson, an MHS graduate described, “You pull on the toy and make it spin very fast. It’s so fast it can be used as a centrifuge, a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate substances”. Brandon Benson said, “We are trying to diagnose disease in Third World countries,” said Benson, explaining the overall goal. For that reason, the device must be easy to use and inexpensive.

 Benson says the device requires less than a dollar to make, it means it is cost effective. He added, “If you add safety features,” he said that cost goes up”. The expertise and team tested the device in Madagascar also they want to perform more operational testing in places with a lot of mosquitoes. Most of the malaria cases reported from the moist environment areas. Malaria is a disease caused by an organism that infects red blood cells. As a disease affects the oxygen levels in red blood cells so the death from malaria is quite common just because oxygen is needed for all parts of the body. A biology teacher at MHS, Steve Heilman said, “It is not bacteria, so it is not affected by antibiotics. It all depends on the person’s immune system”. Heilman said, “Always remember to use mosquito repellent and stay away from large bodies of water in hot and moist environments”.




FDA Approves Palladia Drugs for Dogs Cancer Treatment

To treat cancer in dogs the Food and Drug Administration has agreed the first specifically made drug. Till now, all the drugs developed for human and the drug weren’t especially approved for animals like dogs. Under the Federal law, expertise allows administering cancer medicines as well as other human treatments under controlled situations. Pfizer Animal Health Inc. manufactured a new drug called ‘Palladia’. The Palladia drug has been permitted to treat cases of canine skin tumors. According to the FDA, Canine cutaneous mast cell tumors can appear minor as well as insignificant, but some of the are effortlessly removed and others can lead to life-threatening disease.

Mast cell tumor (MCT) is common skin tumor in dogs, MCT represents cancer of blood cell normally involved in the body’s response to tenderness. Mast cell tumor can affect another area of the body such as the spleen, liver as well as bone marrow. Director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, Mr. Bernadette Dunham said, “This cancer drug approval for dogs is an important step forward for veterinary medicine”. Mr. Bernadette Dunham stated, “Prior to this approval, veterinarians had to rely on human oncology drugs, without knowledge of how safe or effective they would be for dogs”. Further, Mr. Dunham said, “Today’s approval offers dog owners, in consultation with their veterinarian, an option for treatment of their dog’s cancer”. The new drug ‘Palladia’ is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that operated to kill tumor cells as well as cutting off blood supply to the tumor. There are some common side effects of the drug such as loss of hunger, weight loss, loose motion, lameness.



Space Food: Latest Crumb-Free Bread Invention by Marcu

Crumb-free bread is the latest space food invention. As everyone aware of draws of the space tourism likely the incredible views, weightlessness. But one thing probably doesn’t come to mind, however, is the food. Bake in Space company, started by Mr. Marcu wants to bring the freshly baked bread to astronauts. Founder of Bake in Space is developing dough mixture and space-safe baking process with the German Aerospace Centre and food scientists that can allow bread to be made and eaten in a weightless environment. Sebastian Marcu said, “As space tourism takes off and people spend more time in space we need to allow bread to be made from scratch”.

According to the sources, during NASA’s 1965 Gemini 3 mission the bread was ever consumed first and last time, when two astronauts from team snuck a corned beef sandwich. The bread crumbs flew everywhere which could have gotten into the astronauts’ eyes and nearly the whole mission sacrificed due to this incident. After this incident bread has been banned from space flights ever. The new challenge of making the crumbless bread turns out. Bread without crumbs tends to be rubbery. A Bremen-based company, OHB System AG that develops equipment for use in space. To build an oven the company is currently working with Bake in Space that matches these specs. The company also preferring the process known as vacuum baking. The bread that gets produced by ovens apparently fluffier like this is still different in texture than the bread you’re used to.

Space Agency NASA Announce Three Teams for SLS Mission

As part of the space agency’s CubeQuest Challenge, National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to send three CubeSats into deep space on the first flight of the Space Launch System in 2019. Teams led by the University of Colorado, Cornell University as well as Tampa Hackerspace. In addition to any competitors who can find their own launches, those teams will compete for $5 million in a series of prizes for CubeSats that demonstrate longevity in deep space and robust data communications. CubeQuest challenge administrator at the NASA Ames Research Center, James Cockrell, stated that in 2014, NASA established the CubeQuest Challenge to resolve whether citizen inventors could find affordable and unique ways to build miniature spacecraft.

NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate associate administrator, Steve Jurcyzk said that he was surprised after seeing the dedication of all the unpaid CubeQuest team members who took advantage of the advances in miniature electronic components as well as movement to come up with innovative designs. The team’s project manager and a Cornell Ph.D. student, Kyle Doyle said, “I’m excited about that because in the future you could go to Mars, Europa or a comet, gather up water and refuel your spacecraft”. Further Kyle Doyle added, “We want to show that if you can use water as a spacecraft propellant, you could do that with water from anywhere”. CU-E3 cubesat team from The University of Colorado designed a deployable flat-panel antenna array for high data rate communications. Rather than propulsion, the team uses solar pressure to keep the CubeSat moving in the right direction. Team Miles leader and a software engineer, Wesley Faler said that the third team for SLS light comes from Tampa’s Hackerspace rather than a university. A third team is a group of scientists and engineers with day jobs who spend evenings and weekends designing as well as testing CubeSat components.




Wolfville Artist’s New Exhibition Exposes On June 17

At the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville, artist Steven Rhude will prompt a giggle as well as his outstanding talent grand opening on 17th June 2017, Saturday. Steven’s phenomenon new work is one of the eye-catching at a new exhibition at the Harvest. Steven’s ‘Painting as an Art’ exhibition opening runs from 2 – 4 p.m. Steven Rhude’s imagined portrait of the Mi’kmaq god Kluskap holding a chunk of pale purple. Rhude recalls every gallery seemed to hold an attraction for him later as a young graduate in Toronto. Steven Rhude said, “Convincing myself that something wonderful is waiting to be seen is becoming difficult now that the digital revolution has created an explosive cocktail of virtual galleries and visual imagery”.

Steven stated, “Channeled through myriad websites and social media, painting has become a post art activity, by and large, a culture in which visual language is framed by appeals to emotion disconnected from the nature of experience, and by the repeated assertion of the “like” button to which skill and insight are summarily ignored”. In the Western world, With the invention of photography, Steven suggests, “painting’s day in the sun more or less came to an end. Photography unequivocally altered our view of contemporary life and allowed every man to view and translate his world without relying on skills based tradition like painting as a medium for outside interpretation”. At Wolfville, Rhude’s works represent some recent thematic subjects. The Owner of the Harvest Gallery, Lynda MacDonald said that Steven replicates on leading works that have endured perceptible in his memory over the years. Steven said, “I did 11 homage works in total for this exhibition and still have several others in mind for the future”.





Sydney: Teen Invented Buoy to Alert Swimmers

An 18-year-old girl, Maddison King invented a Buoy, it can alert swimmers to potentially dangerous currents known as rip currents. A 12th standard Maddison King knows the risks posed by these rip currents, as she is also a lifeguard. Rip current form after wave breaks on shore and the water rushing back to sea. Most of the swimmers can’t fight their way back to shore when the flow exceeds 70 centimeters per second. Maddison King noted that rather than directly back toward the beach, it’s possible to escape rip currents by swimming along the shore. But people are not aware of this. Maddison decided to invent a probe that could help to warn swimmers when rip currents are present.

The clever girl invented four different model of buoys, out of which first model didn’t work properly. The other model involves multiple improvements to boost the performance. The working prototype is made up of plastic, in term of the size, it is bigger than a basketball. The model filled with foam. At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Maddison King presented her latest buoy. The competition allows the students to present their winning science fair projects. The current cost of the prototype is about $300 but if the devices were developed in a larger amount then the cost will be decreased automatically. A future version of the buoy involves advance things likely warning siren. Maddison King stated that her invention could help tourist people that don’t understand the local language because warning lights and sirens are easy to understand.


An Innovation ‘Battery-Free Light’ Could Replace Reflector’s On Bike

Georgia teens invented a battery-free light that could help to replace the reflectors on a bike’s spokes. The new device could save plenty of lives. As a bike is driven the required power comes from a flexing of the tires. Teen’s innovation could help light up bikes at night time. The 19-year old thought would help to decrease the number of the bike accidents as well as to make bikes more visible. Usually, to brighten the road, Lights on bikes are often designed, that is the reason they are pointed forward. But the visible safety devices are attached to wheel’s spokes, those help to reflect light from a vehicle headlight back at drivers. But the cyclist can be largely invisible to a driver. So the teens have come up with the invention to make an outstanding device that doesn’t depend on a vehicle’s headlights.

The device never requires a battery; it glows on its own as it is driven by a small piezoelectric material. Electrons move used to generate an electric current when such material activate. At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Thomas represented his research. Thomas device consists of the three small bits of piezoelectric material which are located between bike’s tire and its inner tube. When the wheel switches down to make a connection with the street, the weight presses on the piezoelectric bits. The process could help to generate LED’s lights. The lights are attached to the bars of the bike’s wheel, where a reflector would normally call. The materials flex back to their normal shape when the bike rolls off that create another flash of light. This radiance would be brighter than a standard reflector. According to Thomas opinion, his device would be seen more easily than the reflectors used on bikes.





Space Agency ‘NASA’ Discovered Three Planet & New Solar System

National Aeronautics and Space Administration has discovered SEVEN planets which are similar in size of Earth, rocky and probably have ocean. Using a robotic telescope operated by Liverpool John Moores University. Six of the planets lie in TRAPPIST-1 which have a surface temperature zero to 100 degrees Celsius. Three of the planets out of these six planets have an ocean, so scientists state that anywhere on Earth you find water. Manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech, California, Sean Carey said, “This is the most exciting discovery we had yet with the Spitzer telescope and its 14 years of operation”. He added Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope can follow up”.

Three planets in the “habitable” zone where temperatures vary to permit surface oceans of liquid water. British astronomer Dr. Chris Copperwheat said, “The discovery of multiple rocky planets with surface temperatures which allow for liquid water make this amazing system an exciting future target in the search for life”. Astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium, Michael Gillon said, “Three of the planets are in the so-called Goldilocks zones where liquid water could exist”. TRAPPIST-1 is a small star with 8 percent the mass of the sun and only slightly bigger than the planet Jupiter. Dr. Gillon added,” This is an amazing planetary system – not only because we have found so many planets, but because they are all surprisingly similar in size to the Earth”. The discovery founds the greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around the solar system.

United States: Plant City Experts Peculiar Work at Comic Convention Event

At Mega Convention, a large multi-genre convention that caters to the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy and so on, the artist Alley generally filled with the latest video game crazes as well as several takes on pop culture mainstays. There are cushions made of Star Wars T-shirts and endless other options, as well as designed postcards with characters from the video game Overwatch and so many things. All these things something recognizably different makes Artist Alley unique in its own way. Rebecca Nipper and Charles Galvin’s hand-crafted natural leather goods, each represents the unique style of work in its own way. Rebecca Nipper and Charles Galvin manage the Tracks of the art gallery in Historic Downtown. Both travel to events around the country that feature more culture related art, in addition to fine arts festivals.

Nipper said, “The giant pink flamingo got a lot of attention”. Nipper art began with fairies and more fantasy-based subject but her interest in nature along with animals shifted her art to more “whimsical, nature-based” paintings. Nipper said,” My fascination with all the critters helped but the background in environmental science really fuelled the fire”. Other leather sellers at convention event are reselling manufactured products or they are custom makers of costume items. Galvin makes “living art” which mainly includes belts, wallets, purses, and flasks, to be used every day. Nipper said, “The leather changes when it comes in contact with the sun, outside elements and even your body chemistry”. Further, she added, “It almost becomes a collaborative piece”.

Revolutionary Tech Giant Apple’s Invention to Deliver Optimized Noise Isolation

American Multinational Technology Company, Apple invented a modern integrated Microphone and vibration sensor to provide higher headset noise cancellation. Apple’s AirPods are a new rage, but people can have an alternative like the BeatsX styled headphones. BeatsX offers optimized noise isolation. Apple’s invention covers an integrated MEMS microphone and vibration sensor. It can be used to eliminate unwanted sounds and improve vocal sound detection. It would seem that future BeatsX may be able to go from noise isolation to pure noise cancellation with this latest advancement in Apple’s headphone technology.

One or more microphones involves in a portable electronic device, and if more features are being presented then more than one microphone may be involved for complex audio processing. One microphone known as ECM stands for electret condenser microphone, contains a capacitive sensing plate with a field effect transistor amplifier. The microphone involves FET amplifier and an integrated circuit, which additionally consist of ADC for digital microphone applications. MEMS microphones have been adapted for use in mobile electronic devices mainly includes smartphones, music players, and mobile computers. The new invention consists of a micro-electro-mechanical system as well as a vibration sensor that are combined at the IC die. In this invention, when sound detection is high, MEMS vibration sensor in addition to the MEMS microphone may be used to detect the sound using mechanical vibrations. The device can be used to eliminate unwanted sounds in loud environments and improve vocal sound detection quality.