Posts tagged as scientist

Latvian scientist creates new antibacterial coating

Monday, November 2, 2020

Andris Šutka, scientist at Rīga Technical University (RTU), is developing a compound to use as antibacterial coating for surfaces, Latvian Television reported November 1. Over the recent years, Andris Šutka has focused on studies related to water purification with active iron and calcium compounds. The COVID-19 pandemic has led him to understand that this combination could also be used as antibacterial coating for door handles or, for example, table surfaces.…

Latvian scientist works on new material for bone healing

Monday, October 26, 2020

New materials that could help people to heal bone fractures are currently in progress by Jānis Ločs, director of the General Chemical Technology Institute of Riga Technical University (RTU), Latvian Television reported October 24. In the event of severe fractures, human bones are normally supported with metallic additions, but RTU scientists are developing a material which is dissolves in the body after the bone heals. “The main theme in my studies…

Aliens ‘may have travelled to Earth ALREADY – without us noticing’

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Aliens may have travelled to Earth already without us noticing, according to a NASA scientist. Silvano P Colombano, a computer scientist at NASA Ames Research Centre, says humans may not have even noticed the extraterrestrials arrival on earth due to the vastly different looks. Colombano says the aliens could have arrived to the planet in the form of something other than carbon-based organisms – meaning they would go undetected. In…

Who is wiser?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A scientist and a philosopher are being chased by a hungry lion. The scientist makes some quick calculations and says, “It’s no good trying to outrun it. It’s catching up!” The philosopher keeps a little ahead and replies, “I’m not trying to outrun the lion, I’m trying to outrun you!”