Fredapsychic goes IG LIVE with fans aro Los Angeles
Nikhil Ramachandran has invented a new chemical composition that filters viruses and helps in reducing fog
In an example of exemplary innovation, Nikhil Ramachandran, a Grade 12 student has developed a novel polymer component with nanoparticles that can filter viruses and absorb air pollutants. This is a special, finely dispersed formulation of a high viscous multifunctional polymer in water. The product contains antimicrobial and antiviral agents which make it suitable for application in air filters, disposable and non-disposable masks and other fabrics. Nikhil has now applied for a patent for the product, which is cost-effective and is consulting manufacturers to introduce it in the market and commercialise the same. He is also looking at getting statutory approvals as well as a distribution network and has started a proprietary company called NOVIC.
“The news about the disruption of life due to atmospheric fog in Delhi and surrounding areas bothered me especially due to adverse effects on respiratory health. I found that the disposable mask was not a solution as most pollutants pass through the mask and hence I was looking for a compound which could absorb fog causing chemical agents and this search led me to the work I undertook. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further prompted me to scale up my research,” said Nikhil.
The product was developed in the course of engaging with different compounds at his father’s chemical factory in Peenya after extensive research and analysis for 4 months. He would visit the factory after school hours as he was deeply interested in polymers, compounds and the need to fight viruses. The product’s emulsion is extremely stable and is ready-to-use. It has excellent wetting and spreading properties that enables the formation of a thin coating. The product can be used in the form of a spray or a solution in which a mask or handkerchief can be dipped. The chemical then absorbs all the oxides - nitrogen, sulphur and carbon- and eliminates viruses, which is the need of the hour. Since masks and handkerchiefs are being used extensively by people, the product would act as a filter of cleanliness and improve the hygiene factor by its absorption capacities. The product provides protection from virus, fungi, and other pathogens and contains an antiviral agent which is effective against SARS COVID 19. It can be used by the air filter, mask and sanitizer manufacturers.
“The initial results excited me and the more I discussed with my mentors, the more they encouraged me to pursue development of the product. The availability of time along with school assignments were challenges I had to overcome while working on the product. In the future, I am looking to pursue an advanced degree in chemical or biochemical sciences/engineering and wish to develop many more innovative products,” added Nikhil.
This isn't the first time Nikhil has done something unique, earlier along with Dr.Roy Varghese of Kentucky ARH.
They have together published a paper on the potential use of yoghurt in treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in IJCMR (International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research).
Nikhil Ramachandran has been mentioned in several newspapers and magazines over the past few weeks for his new product. According to recent sources , Nikhil Ramachandran plans to commercialize his product
Music Artist Fredapsychic releases album FEMALE ESCOBAR and so far it seems people are loving the new wave of music. The young hip-hop artist has released a couple of songs including BOSS MOVES, LA VIDA LOCA, IN MY HEAD and music lovers seem to be digging the artist style of music.
All songs are written and produced by the artist. The future seems promising for the young artist and we hope for the best.
People trying to find a safe place during the pandemic
At a when everyone is considered for a safe place to live, Simon talks about her search for assisted living facilities which started during the early stages of COVID-19. Simon turned to LeeAnn Allman, an eldercare specialist, who first tries to understand the need of the family, their concerns and that determine the place best suited for them.
The number of investigations in top-notch nursing homes, the previous year, in L.A. had increased to 5,000, and these numbers existed before the pandemic. The numbers made the county Board of Supervisors request for an inspector general to oversee skilled nursing facilities.
Terry McGhee, along with his family, ate taking care of 150 people in over 20 board-and-care homes, as a part of St. Jude's Home for the Elderly. No positive COVID-19 case has been reported among the residents as well as the staff involved in those facilities. He advises to beware of the facilities and people, who do not check the history, do not ask questions and offer to take people to earn some extra money.
Also, West Covina's Regency Grand has not reported any positive cases among the residents and its Co-founder Tom Stanley says that they are following safety protocols which include testing for staff and residents.
Two suspects arrested after a high-speed pursuit through South LA, multiple vehicles damaged
A man along with a woman was involved in a pursuit leaving many others injured and destroying their way across South Los Angeles. The driver was at a speed of more than 100 mph and damaged multiple vehicles during that erratic police chase. Scott Reiff told that AIR HD started tracking the pursuit in the Monterey Park region where the driver reached up to 100mph. From 10:30 am, the drivers were involved in their destructive driving, followed by police, and they drove past residential streets, taking very sharp turns and blowing through the intersections. The driver circled S. Central Avenue, appeared to lose control of the truck, regained control, and avoided a spike strip put by the officers and this chase continued to 110 Freeway. The truck almost missed many vehicles before running into a sedan. A driver in the pick-up truck tried to block the suspect near E. Florence Avenue. Smoke emitted from the vehicle’s backside and the vehicle driver rammed into the other truck. They continued to Florence, and after some time, the rear tire blew. The suspects continued driving on the rim with less speed. The worn-out rim caught fire, the driver and passenger jumped off and were immediately arrested.