A team of research engineers from Tufts University, University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed ultra-thin electronic devices that can dissolve in the body. As scientists say the new invention “Water Soluble electronics” can be widely used in medical applications. According to a study published in the journal «Science», the unit is fully “dissolve” after you have made all scheduled functions. The transient electronics are made of nanomembranes of silicon and magnesium oxide that are printed with circuitry much like a PCB, offering robust performance very similar to conventional electronics. Silicone is water-soluble but to prevent immediate disintegration, components are covered in silk.
A new family of caecilians, the most enigmatic branch of the amphibians, has been discovered in northeastern India.The animals, which at first glance resemble worms, live in forest soil and are most closely related to an African group of caecilians. The females incubate their young for several months without eating. As reported Royal Society journal Proceedings B, the animals may be threatened by population growth and slash-and-burn agriculture according to scientists. Caecilians are very hard to spot as they live either underground or under leaf litter that lies on the soil.
cientists from the University of Prinstanskogo found tiny round worms at a depth of 3.6 km in the gold mines of South Africa.Very tiny nematode length is just 500 microns were found in three gold mines in South Africa near the city of Johannesburg, where they lived at a depth of 900 to 3.6 miles beneath the earth