Bitcoin Reaches 18-Month High as Facebook’s Libra Spurs Interest

Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative investments and expectations that Facebook’s Libra could turn cryptocurrencies mainstream. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has surged in value since April and was trading close to $13,000 (roughly Rs. 9 lakhs) on Wednesday. It […]

Cognizant buys financial software firm Meritsoft

Nasdaq-listed IT services major Cognizant has announced the acquisition of Irish financial software firm Meritsoft for an undisclosed amount to expand its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Cognizant said in a statement that Dublin-based Meritsoft is known for its FINBOS platform, a post-trade processing tool that manages taxes, fees, commissions and cash flow between financial institutions. Five […]

Mobile bedside bioprinter can heal wounds

A close up view of the skin bioprinter nozzle. Credit: WFIRM photo Imagine a day when a bioprinter filled with a patient’s own cells can be wheeled right to the bedside to treat large wounds or burns by printing skin, layer by layer, to begin the healing process. That day is not far off. Wake […]

Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared

This graphical abstract shows how injectable photoreceptor-binding particles with the ability to convert photons from to high-energy forms allow mice to develop infrared vision without compromising their normal vision and associated behavioral responses. Credit: Ma et al./Current Biology Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, […]

Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

A schematic illustration showing how liquid metal is used as a catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into solid coal. Credit: RMIT University Researchers have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage. The research team led by RMIT […]

Dark matter may be hitting the right note in small galaxies

Astronomers observed that the dark matter does not seem to clump very much in small galaxies, but their density peaks sharply in bigger systems such as clusters of galaxies. It has been a puzzle why different systems behave differently. Credit: Kavli IPMU – Kavli IPMU modified this figure based on the image credited by NASA, […]

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