The Earth is running out of Helium and we can’t do anything about it

And the problem is way more severe than the problem of a world without petroleum. We have multiple alternatives for petroleum, ethanol-based fuel, for example. But for many practical applications, helium is non-renewable with no alternatives, whatsoever. At present, helium is available in the market at a cheap price – I will explain the reason … Continue reading The Earth is running out of Helium and we can’t do anything about it

This simple solution by Sumitomo will save lives of a lot of construction workers

After the cell tower maintenance, construction jobs are the next most hazardous jobs out there. In 2014, more than 100 construction workers died from onsite accidents. Also, this number is not accurate as most of the construction related injuries go unreported. Two of the top causes of these deaths are a) colliding with something or … Continue reading This simple solution by Sumitomo will save lives of a lot of construction workers

Boeing will use 3D printed thermoplastic to kill a long standing problem in aircraft

Managing noise inside aircraft or within any enclosed space for that matter has been a challenge for engineers for a long time.  At present, drywall, foam sheets, end-grain balsa like materials are used as sound dampeners. The problems with these solutions are that they don’t absorb sound on the basis of their shape but on … Continue reading Boeing will use 3D printed thermoplastic to kill a long standing problem in aircraft

An Indian Halwai filed a design patent for Jalebi, wait… what?

Last week, a news article caught me off guard. It disclosed some researchers, from Himachal Pradesh, India, that are in a run to patent a recipe for Mandyali Dham – a traditional community feast. Mulayam Gulgule Kumar, the owner of Krishna Sweets, left me in total surprise this morning again when I found a design … Continue reading An Indian Halwai filed a design patent for Jalebi, wait… what?

A company just built, patented, and showcased an iron man suit and then disappeared like it was nothing

No, we are not talking about those water propelled suits. A british startup, Gravity, has just unveiled a jet engine propelled suit that can actually fly. The suit uses 6 miniaturized propulsion engines affixed on hands and legs of a wearer (yes, just like the iron man suit). The inspiration behind the suit is obviously … Continue reading A company just built, patented, and showcased an iron man suit and then disappeared like it was nothing

How this once mass criticized method could be next breakthrough in earthquake prediction?

An Earthquake is the most destructive disaster as it can affect the entire planet with its wrath. And it not giving clues of arrival easily adds to its horror than rest of the disasters. We have seen its several aftermaths. Even I felt the horror once!! And trust me; it’s far more heart-wrenching than I … Continue reading How this once mass criticized method could be next breakthrough in earthquake prediction?