Rohit Bhisey

Discovery of ChemMaps to Help Researchers Navigate Chemical Universe

Team of researchers from the State University of North Carolina have developed a new online service named ChemMaps, which allows the users to interactively navigate the overall chemical space of around 8000 drugs and approximately 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time. This new online service has been designed to be one of the central resource for researchers and students who want to visualize and further study complicated sets

Australian Firm Nanollose Brings Forth Concept of Plant-Free Cellulose

Australia-based biotechnology company Nanollose is going a step further by developing plant-free cellulose from “industrial organic and agricultural waste products.” The Plant-Free Cellulose can then be turned into a sustainable rayon fiber, providing an alternative to plant-based fabrics. The fibre, which has been branded as Nullarbor, is derived using microbes that convert biomass waste products from beer, wine and liquid food industries into microbial cellulose. This microbial cellulose has been

Creating a Viable Mix of Renewable Energy across Nordic Countries

A study conducted at Uppsala University expounds that the Nordic countries could meet their energy requirements by solely depending upon renewable energy. One of the lead researchers stated that despite the difficulties associated with shifting energy needs on the renewable sector, it is still an effective and useful resort for the countries. The main problem of relying on renewable energy is that electricity requirements are pervasive and timeless. The energy

How Seawater Desalination May Impact the Globe

As generally seen benign, seawater desalination is not without environmental concerns of its own. All over the world, in thermal desalination plants, seawater feed is heated to extreme temperatures, mixed with chemicals and desalted to produce fresh desalinated water, together with by-product of concentrated brine-solutions that become released back into the sea. Today, all around the world, and in the Arabian Gulf Region in particular, much of the fresh water

New 3D-Printed Smart Gel Could Operate Underwater and Move Objects

A number of devices that can function underwater have been created to cater to a wide range of requirements during underwater operations, medical tests, and other similar tasks. Along similar lines, the researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have designed a 3-D printed smart gel that can clasp onto underwater objects to move them around. The new device could function like an octopus inside water that can hit other objects without