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Samples From ISS Astronauts Help Develop Real-Time Bone Test

After analysing blood samples from Nasa astronauts, a team of US geochemists is set to develop a new bone test that will offer the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma (a form of bone cancer). The researchers from Arizona State University and Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic measured calcium […]

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Mystery of Saturn’s F Ring Cracked, Claims Study

An enigmatic ring of icy particles circling Saturn, herded into a narrow ribbon by two tiny moons, was probably born of a cosmic collision, according to a study published Monday. The so-called F ring, some 140,000 kilometres (87,000 miles) beyond the sixth planet from the Sun, orbits at the border between Saturn’s other rings and […]

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Music Created Using Star Oscillations

An astronomer in Turkey has composed a piece of music based on the chords recorded from the oscillations of a star. Burak Ulas from the Izmir Turk College Planetarium in Turkey used star oscillations as a source for a musical composition. Astronomers have long associated celestial bodies with music, the twinkling of some stars offers […]

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Robots Being Trialled to Help Improve Classroom Learning in Australia

Children in two South Australian schools will soon have new classroom companions – robots. For the first time in Australia, research is being conducted into how robots can be effectively implemented into primary and secondary school curricula to improve classroom learning. The three year research project, led by Swinburne University of Technology, will see two […]

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‘Super-Smart Mice’ May Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia

Scientists have created intelligent and bold mice by altering a single gene, an advance that may pave the way for new treatments for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The unusually intelligent mice were created by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely […]

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Nasa Testing Climbing Space Robot With Sticky Gecko Feet

Inspired by geckos, Nasa has equipped a climbing robot with next-generation sticky feet that could help them carry repair work on the International Space Station (ISS). Thanks to tiny hair on the bottom of geckos’ feet, these lizards can cling to walls with ease, and their stickiness doesn’t wear off with repeated usage. Aaron Parness […]