Hydrogen, HIV and Photographic Trickery
In this Naked Scientists NewsFlash, we hear how the Voyager missions can now detect radiation given out by the birth of stars, discover a new vaccine for HIV that can completely block infection in experimental animals, and explore the computer programme that can spot when a photo’s been “photoshopped”. Plus, we meet some clever birds and ask if heading a football can cause brain damage.
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This week a team of researchers in France, Russia and the USA have reported that Voyager Spacecrafts 1 & 2 – launched 34 years ago – have made it far enough out of the solar system to detect Lyman-alpha emission.
A modified virus encoding an anti-AIDS antibody can protect animals from HIV infection.
This week, researchers from the UK, Canada and Singapore have accomplished quantum entanglement on the macro scale, entangling two millimeter-sized diamonds.
A signal that controls the integrity of the blood brain barrier - the system that protects and chemically cocoons the brain from the rest of the body - has been discovered.
How heading footballs could lead to brain injuries, a new target for drugs against Malaria and more evidence for the cleverness of corvids...