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Carbocation or Carbonium ion

Carbocation or Carbonium ion All carbocations also known as carbonium ions carry a positive charge on a carbon atom. The name tells you that – a cation is a positive ion, and the “carbo” bit refers to a carbon atom. However there are important differences in the structures of va.....

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Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Zika Virus (ZIKV) Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys through a network that monitored yellow fever. It was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been reco.....

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New GOP Plan Would Leave 24 Million More without Health Insurance

New GOP Plan Would Leave 24 Million More without Health Insurance The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 24 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026 than under current law, according to an analysis Monday from the Congressional Budget Office. The long-an.....

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Chevrolet Malibu Overview 2017: Best Midsize Car for Families

Chevrolet Malibu Overview 2017: Best Midsize Car for Families The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid mid-sizer in the segment, punctuated by good, efficient powertrains, and a quiet ride. With handsomely styled sheetmetal and an aggressive front end, the Malibu is set to slice through the tedium th.....

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Sony’s Touchscreen Projector: That turns any Surface into a Touchscreen

Sony’s Touchscreen Projector: That turns any Surface into a Touchscreen Sony has announced that a projector that can turn any surface into a touchscreen will go on sale in the Spring (2017). The prototype was buggy and difficult to use. But a year later, the Xperia Touch as it’s now calle.....

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DFT: Density Functional Theory

DFT: Density Functional Theory The quantum mechanical wave function contains, in principle, all the information about a given system. For the case of a simple 2-D square potential or even a hydrogen atom we can solve the Schrödinger equation exactly in order to get the wave function of the syste.....

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Nokia Fitness Trackers: Replaced by the Brand of Withings

Nokia Fitness Trackers: Replaced by the Brand of Withings Nokia bought the French Technology Firm (Withings) last year and while it will continue to release fitness trackers and other health products, it will adopt the Finnish parent’s name going forward. Withings’ devices and software wi.....

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Ebola Virus Disease and Prevention

Ebola Virus Disease and Prevention Ebola is one of several viruses that can cause Viral Hemorrhagic Fever.  The first Ebola virus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have occurred sporadically, mainly in .....

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Amazon Alexa: Now Offers Medical Advice from WebMD

Amazon Alexa: Now Offers Medical Advice from WebMD Amazon’s Alexa has added a new feature to its more than 10,000 skill set. Now, along with playing music and asking about the weather, user can ask for medical advice. WebMD, the online medical news and information site, has created a downloadab.....

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Superfluids and Superconductors

Superfluids and Superconductors Superfluids: Superfluidity, the frictionless flow and other exotic behaviour observed in liquid helium at temperatures near absolute zero (−273.15 °C, or −459.67 °F), and (less widely used) similar frictionless behaviour of electrons in a superconducting soli.....

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The Commuter Trucker Jacket: The smart jacket from Google and Levi’s

The Commuter Trucker Jacket: The smart jacket from Google and Levi’s It’s been nearly two years since Google and Levi’s announced their plans to work on connected garments, an idea born out of the tech giant’s Advanced Technology and Products group. The first piece of this.....

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An Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered by Archaeologists

An Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered by Archaeologists On Thursday (10th March 2017) Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they believe could depict one of history’s most famous rulers. The likeness of what may be Pharaoh Ramses II .....

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