As the world gets ready to start the new working week on Monday, governments and enterprises are putting their guards on for the second round of cyber-attacks. The first round of attack by a ransomware program called WannaCry caused an alarming level of disruption on last Friday. On Sunday, Europol, the pan-EU crime-fighting agency, stated that the first wave of cyber-attack has hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries so far.
Durability, color fading, rust, and damage due to UV radiation have consistently posed challenges for product manufacturers of various sectors including fibers and automotive but now, researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan may have found a long-term solution. Polymer chemists at the Japanese institute have invented a unique and yet simple process that involves nanotechnology and non-ionic polymers to color metals, which leads to enhanced performance, is
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a stretchable 3D printing electronic sensory device, which can potentially armor robots with the ability to feel the environment they are in, and may even go on to help in printing electronics on human skin. From healthcare to wearables to energy, this bionic skin can be revolutionary for several applications. If that is not all, unlike most discoveries wherein the concept needs
A new water filtration technique, developed at Princeton University by Dr. Orest Shardt and Dr. Sangwoo Shin, promises to cut the energy consumption in water filtration to a thousandth of the consumption needed for conventional water filtration mechanisms. The technique uses carbon dioxide, to which the colloidal suspension is exposed. This technique could replace popular microfiltration and ultrafiltration techniques. Conventional water filtration techniques require a membrane, which often gets fouled
Japan-based leading producer of advanced fibers and composites, Teijin Ltd., recently announced the launch of its newest hard-coating technology specially designed for large, complex polycarbonate automotive windows. Featuring high resistance to abrasion, the new technology does not only meet the quality standards of Japanese framework, but also those of the European Union (EU) and the U.S. New Technology Can Coat Complex Curves, Greater Glazing Size In collaboration with Tsukishima Kikai