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Indian American Scientist Viral Patel Invents Ultrasonic Dryer, which doesn’t Involve Evaporation

In the latest invention, humans have been given an ultrasonic dryer that will not need heat to dry clothes

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  • Viral Patel, an Indian American Scientist, has invented a dryer that uses ultrasonic ways of drying clothes
  • The dryer does not use heat. And it is claimed to be five times more efficient than a regular dryer
  • The inventor is in talks with GE Appliances to bring it in the consumer market 

July 14, 2017: Viral Patel is an Indian American researcher and development associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennesse. A team of scientists led by him has invented an Ultrasonic Dryer, but unlike a conventional dryer, it would not involve evaporation.

Any conventional dryer, as he explained, is straightforward in its function. It collects air and pushes it in the washing drum, on the way passing through a heater. This heat further absorbs the moisture from clothes.

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However, in Patel’s Ultrasonic Dryer, the machine pulls up water from the wet clothes. It consists of transducers that vibrate (when the voltage is applied) at high frequency sucking the water out of clothes. There is no heat involved. As Viral Patel stated to Knoxville News Sentinel, “Instead of evaporation, its technically performing mechanical extraction of the moisture within the fabric.”

The Ultrasonic Dryer is five times more efficient than any other dryer before it.

– by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Non-invasive brainwave technology can potentially cut post-traumatic stress

The technology works through resonance between brain frequencies and the acoustic stimulation, where the brain is supported to make self-adjustments towards improved balance and reduced hyperarousal. It requires no conscious or cognitive activity.

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Brainwaves can now potentially cure PTSD.
Brainwaves can now potentially cure PTSD.
  • The new technology aims to reduce the effect of post traumatic stress in an individual.
  • It can reduce many post-traumatic symptoms, including insomnia, depressive mood and anxiety.

Researchers have developed a non-invasive brainwave mirroring technology that can significantly reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, especially in military personnel.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder characterised by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

PTSD can cause Insomnia, Anxiety and many other mental problems.
PTSD can cause Insomnia, Anxiety and many other mental problems. Wikipediacommon

The symptoms include insomnia, poor concentration, sadness, re-experiencing traumatic events, irritability or hyper-alertness, as well as diminished autonomic cardiovascular regulation.

“Ongoing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, whether clinically diagnosed or not, are a pervasive problem in the military,” said lead investigator Charles H. Tegeler, professor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina.

“Medications are often used to help control specific symptoms, but can produce side effects. Other treatments may not be well tolerated, and few show a benefit for the associated sleep disturbance. Additional non-invasive, non-drug therapies are needed,” Tegeler added.

In the study, published in the journal Military Medical Research, the team used a high-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREM) — a non-invasive method, in which computer software algorithms translate specific brain frequencies into audible tones in real time.

This provides a chance for the brain to listen to itself through an acoustic mirror, Tegeler said.

The results showed reductions in post-traumatic symptoms, including insomnia, depressive mood and anxiety after six months of using the brainwave technology.

The technology works through resonance between brain frequencies and the acoustic stimulation, where the brain is supported to make self-adjustments towards improved balance and reduced hyperarousal. It requires no conscious or cognitive activity.

The net effect is to support the brain to reset stress response patterns that have been rewired by repetitive traumatic events, physical or non-physical, the researchers said. IANS