Nikhil Ramachandran has invented a new c 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
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Alternate Police Reform Bill Passes Vote
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Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, formed an allegiance with the Congressional Black Caucus to draft the Democrats' alternative to the GOP's police reform act. It passed with the aid of 3 Republican Congressmen's votes - at 236 - 181.
Said came one day after Senate Democrats blocked the original proposal on a procedural vote Wednesday without debating the relevant issues.
The legislation will deal with the area of racial profiling as well as police brutality.
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Nancy Pelosi Accuses Republicans of Murdering George Floyd... 'Heinous' says Tim Scott
The May 25th 2020 incident that rocked (and still rocks) the world was one of the ugliest and most inhumane it has seen. It was indeed murder most foul. There seems to be no debate on that particular ruling. Everyone knows what's what in that which Derek Chauvin did to George Floyd.
However, our reinstalled Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to lay the charge for George's death on the Republican Senate and, by proxy, those who voted for them. The party is confirmed by a Wikipedia article as making up 30% of our population, with Democrats at 31% and Independents at 36%.
Ms. Pelosi has just demonstrated what partisan politics is in its corruption - rotten to the core. She in her desperate attempt to solidify the Liberal and Black vote has slandered nearly one-third of Americans in the least - and more of us if Independents who are also Conservative are counted.
The affected Senators naturally demanded her apology. She refused with, "Absolutely, positively not...", and in regard to the Rebublican-launched police reform bill stated, "The press has given them so much play for this unsalvageable piece of legislation and then say, ‘well, can’t you compromise with that?’ No, it’s because it is no and we are yes. So when they admit that and have some suggestions that are worthy of consideration, but so far they were trying to get away with murder, actually. The murder of George Floyd."
How dare Ms. Polosi level such a baseless allegation? Those to whom she is opposed proposed the legislation when there was no remedy, current or contingent, in place. How can she impugn the Representatives who stand for so many with the indictment of premeditated homicide? How can she say that so many of her peers and countrymen are beyond cold and be that frigid herself?
It's obvious that what happened to George Floyd greatly offended sensibilities around the globe - to the extent that it sparked global protests (and riots).Its devastating impact is clear. Why wouldn't virtually all of Mr. Floyd's fellow Americans (and humans) be just as upset?
The Speaker's misstatements threaten to devide this county more than ever before - and tear it to shreds - to a greater degree than the massive post-riot destruction of property did. Senator Tim Scott, a Black man from South Carolina said, “When Speaker Pelosi says one of the most heinous things I can imagine: that the Republicans are actually trying to cover up murder, the murder of George Floyd with our legislation, that’s not politics. That’s not a game to win. That’s you lose. You will sooner or later lose. But immediately every kid around the nation that heard that nonsense lost that moment."
Those who are less than legally or politically savvy fail to realize that sometimes bills contain "deadly clauses" that defeat the purpose of what's on their face. Depending on the severity of the adverse inclusions, certain proposals cannot be voted in with good conscience. However, it's not readily apparent what would keep this measure at bay; especially since Democrats flatly refused to formally debate any of its issues. Would-be legislation almost always sees weeks or months of argumentation before going to a vote. A factor maybe Senator Mitch McConnell's cloture, which called for action much sooner than expected. But given the fact that what is at hand is also a national emergency it would be the time to hash things out.
Blacks and many others on both sides of the political aisle still draw much offense from Senator and Vice-President Joe Biden's 1994 crime bill, entitled "The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994". Wikipedia says, "It is the largest crime bill in the history of the United States and consisted of 356 pages that provided for 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in funding for prisons and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs, which were designed with significant input from experienced police officers." Said was sponsored by Representative Jack Brooks of Texas and signed in by President Bill Clinton.
How quickly we forget history!
And remember... You can't have your cake and eat it too.
(See the video of Ms. Pelosi's CBS interview here - https://twitter.com/i/status/1275811995774849030)
Over the past day in the United States revealed nearly 36 thousand new cases COVID-19
According to Johns Hopkins University, over the past day, 35,900 new infections have been detected in the country - almost as many as at the peak of the epidemic in April. A particularly difficult situation has developed in the south of the USA. Therefore, the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have imposed quarantines for those who enter from a number of southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina and Texas.
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MLB: Temporada de ligas menores sera CANCELADA en todos los niveles por primera vez en su historia - ALBAT
Por primera vez desde que se fundó MiLB, no habrá temporada
Desde hace ya algún tiempo las ligas menores han estado en situaciones bastante precarias debido a la indolencia de Major League Baseball, y tras la propuesta del comisionado Manfred de eliminar al menos 40 franquicias de MiLB, se ha dejado a su suerte a las filiales, lo que ha ocasionado hoy el desenlace que muchos temían. Its not right. If there was ever an opportunity to use term grassroots appropriately, it would be in describing Minor League Baseball & its ability to impact fandom generation after generation. Ive played, coached, GMd & broadcasted in MinorsI feel for these communities. https://t.co/vWW5yYbhit Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) June 30, 2020 De acuerdo con información de J.J. Cooper de Baseball America y según la misma dirigencia de Minor League Baseball ha anunciado en un comunicado, la temporada de ligas menores éste 2020 ha sido cancelada en todos sus niveles, luego de que MLB se negara a proveer de jugadores a las ligas menores para disputar la temporada. En el comunicado, el CEO y presidente de MiLB, Pat O'Conner, menciona lo siguiente: Estos son tiempos sin precedentes para nuestro país y para nuestra organización, ya que éste será el primer verano en el que no tendremos Minor League Baseball. Ésta será la primera vez desde que fue fundada MiLB en 1901 que no habrá temporada de ligas menores. Deja tu comentario
En nueve municipios de Carabobo se registran los 81 casos de COVID-19 - El Carabobeño
En nueve municipios del estado se registran los 81 casos de COVID-19 anunciados por el gobernador Rafael Lacava y confirmados en rueda de prensa este martes por el presidente del Instituto Carabobeño de la Salud (Insalud), Juan Carlos Yánez, y la epidemióloga…
En nueve municipios del estado se registran los 81 casos de COVID-19 anunciados por el gobernador Rafael Lacava y confirmados en rueda de prensa este martes por el presidente del Instituto Carabobeño de la Salud (Insalud), Juan Carlos Yánez, y la epidemióloga del estado, María Auxiliadora Rangel. Según Yánez, 55 casos positivos son importados y 26 son de transmisión comunitaria, estos últimos ubicados en Bejuma, Guacara, Juan José Mora, Valencia, Miranda y Libertador. Yanez detalló que de los 55 casos importados, 34 pacientes están aislados en los Centros de Diagnóstico Integral (CDI) de Valencia Centro, Flor Amarillo, Santa Inés; La Begoña, en Naguanagua; Ciudad Alianza y Ruiz Pineda en Guacara; y Rancho Grande de Puerto Cabello. Esas personas residen en Naguanagua, Puerto Cabello, Diego Ibarra , Valencia y Guacara. Otros nueve pacientes están en hospitales centinelas, distribuidos uno en el hospital Simón Bolívar de Mariara, dos en el universitario Ángel Larralde de Naguanagua, cuatro en el González Plaza de Naguanagua y dos en el Hospital naval de Puerto Cabello. Trece personas ya se recuperaron, entre ellas la niña de 9 meses que reside en la parroquia Candelaria, de Valencia. En aislamiento domiciliario se mantienen 25 personas, entre casos importados y comunitarios, a las que se les hace seguimiento epidemiológico y visita domiciliaria a diario. “Los que están en aislamiento domiciliario es porque la carga viral es baja. El periodo de transmisión ya pasó, no están en riesgo de contagiar a ninguna persona. Están totalmente vigilados para darles de alta una vez que lleguen las pruebas control de PCR”. Yánez indicó que 95% de los casos positivos son asintomáticos y no hay pacientes en estado de gravedad en la entidad carabobeña. Más de 7 mil personas han ingresado a Carabobo El presidente de Insalud informó que hasta el momento 193 connacionales que llegaron de Colombia, Perú, Chile se encuentran en la Villa Olímpica. Se les aplicó la prueba rápida y están a la espera de las pruebas PCR. El presidente de Insalud detalló que desde el 12 de abril hasta le fecha han llegado a Carabobo 7 mil 451 connacionales, de los cuales 4 mil 92 son hombres y 3 mil 359 son mujeres, 134 de ellas en estado de gestación. Han realizado 653 pruebas PCR a las personas que llegaron de otras fronteras y casi 50 mil pruebas rápidas en todo la entidad carabobeña. Discrepancia en las cifras Las cifras de casos positivos por COVID-19 del Ministerio de Salud no concuerdan con las anunciadas por las autoridades regionales. El mapa del sistema patria Carabobo arroja 46 casos, pero las autoridades regionales confirmaron 81. Según lo explicado por Yanez, la discrepancia está en el conteo de los casos importados. “Los comunitarios los tenemos iguales porque son los PCR que salen desde aquí hasta el Instituto de Higiene en Caracas. Los casos importados se confirmaron con pruebas PCR hechas en frontera o en el estado, es ahí donde hay la diferencia”. Foco Planta Centro Yanez aseguró que el foco de contagio de trabajadores de la industria eléctrica en Juan José Mora está controlado. Los pacientes se mantienen aislados en los campamentos de Planta Centro. Con respecto a la niña de nueve meses en la parroquia La Candelaria de Valencia, aseveró que está recuperada y las autoridades monitorean el caso. Prevención El presidente de Insalud instó a los carabobeños a cumplir con la cuarentena voluntaria, usar el tapabocas, lavarse las manos y mantener el distanciamiento social para evitar un incremento en la cifra de contagiados por COVID-19
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