#Science

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The first of Kernel helmets will be shipped to research institutes. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • American neurotechnological company Kernel has developed helmets that can 'read' minds
  • CEO Bryan Johnson says the brain is next frontier for exploration in order for society to progress
  • Two helmets - Flux and Flow - measure electrical impulses and blood oxygen levels

The discomfort we feel on hearing our voice recording is due to a 'mix of physiology and psychology'. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • We often are in disbelief when we hear our own voice recordings
  • There is an explanation why we feel uneasy on hearing our voice recordings
  • The sound that we hear in an audio recording is transmitted differently to our brains

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Poorly fitting face masks greatly increase the risk of infection from airborne diseases like COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Researchers used CT scans of 3 different-sized face masks attached to 3 different-sized dummy heads 
  • This was done to measure the gaps between the face and the fabric
  • They then calculated the leaks from these gaps to determine the infection risk

.Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, occurring in the tropical regions. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • A trial was conducted in Yogyakarta city, on mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria
  • Wolbachia is a bacteria that makes it hard for the dengue virus to replicate in the organs
  • The results showed an 86% reduction in people requiring serious medical attention due to dengue 

Aestivation is also called ‘summer sleep’. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Aestivation, similar to hibernation, is a state where animals suspend their physical activities
  • Aestivation, unlike hibernation, occurs in summer
  • Animals such as lungfish, Bogong moth, snails of certain regions and many other species go through this process

.Winterthur, Switzerland
Ernst died on Friday in Winterthur, the city outside Zurich where he was born in 1933. (Photo: Nobel website)

  • Richard Ernst won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscope
  • Earnst died on Friday in Winterhur
  • Ernst studied chemical engineering at ETH Zurich in the 1950s

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
(Photo credit: Representative image/ Pixabay)

  • The microscopic animal is called a bdelloid rotifer
  • It successfully made clones of itself after 24,000 years
  • The animal was found in Siberia

Apple has targeted increasing the ability to multitask on the iPad. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • Translate, which is already present on the iPhone, will be added to the iPad
  • Another feature to make its way into the iPad Operating System is the Quick Note
  • Apple's Swift Playgrounds tool also received major updates

Apple announced the new features at the WWDC 2021. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • Conversational Boost will help users dial down ambient noises
  • Apple will also be adding notifications on the AirPods
  • Find My network can be used on AirPods to improve users experience

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
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  • Scientists have made huge strides in HIV treatment, transforming it to a manageable condition
  • What we still don't have is a vaccine that would train human immune systems to ward off the infection
  • J&J is currently carrying out two human efficacy trials for its HIV vaccine candidate