This week, endoscopies for jet engines, how the aviation industry could have us cruising for an infectious bruising, the workings of radar, and whether cheap flights actually cost the Earth. Plus, in the news, why doctors could soon be culturing your cancer, the evolution of music, Messenger smashes into Mercury, and do you want to know if your DNA spells trouble for your future health?
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Balls of tumour tissue grown from a patient's cancer cane be used to optimise and personalise tumour treatments...
NASA’s Messenger probe crashed into Mercury in April 2015. But what did Messenger discover during four years orbiting our innermost planet?
Nearly 100% of respondents said they wanted to know what genetic risks
might be lurking in their genomes...
What does a study of 50 years of rock and pop reveal about the way music
has evolved in half a Century?
New technology enables jet engine engineers at Rolls-Royce to monitor the
health of their engines even in flight...
Three billion journeys are made by air every year. Are these passengers
cruising for an infectious bruising?
Radar stations can track distant objects, but how does radar work, and what
are its shortcomings?
We examine the environmental cost of the aviation industry and the
potential for mitigation strategies...
I keep hearing on the news about the search for the lost Malaysian aeroplane and the fact that its "black box" will soon run out of battery power so that it won't be able to send out any more "beeps" that are needed to locate the plane's wreckage.
So how do black boxes work a...