The Bling from Outer Space
This week, how computer design helps surgeons reconstruct breasts, why mammalian cells modified to contain a single set of chromosomes can help us understand the roll of individual genes, and the Bling from Outer Space - why our Earthly gold has less terrestrial origins. Plus, infra-red camoflague that can hide a tank, and Australopithecus sediba - why an incredible fossil find may be the missing link in human ancestry.
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This week, an international team of researchers reported how they have used computer-aided design (or CAD) to build a precise mould that can aid breast reconstruction in cancer patients.
Gold, platinum and many other precious metals are more common in the Earth's crust than models of the planet's formation would predict, causing some to question the current theory. But now it looks like the planet's surface was re-endowed with "bling" by a late meteor shower...
Researchers in Cambridge have created mammalian stem cells that only contain a single set of chromosomes. Most mammalian cells are diploid - they contain two copies of each chromosome. This is a complication for cell biologists and geneticists, hoping to study the function o...
A new form of thermal camouflage has been developed for military vehicles
New reports on Australopithecus sediba have shown that it displays characteristics of both modern humans and ancient australopiths...
Socialising to lose weight, polymers for probiotics, the never-ageing plant and picturing Moon landings...