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The European Space Agency's (ESA) planned Euclid mission, which aims to study dark matter and dark energy, has reached a key pre-flight milestone. The endeavour has now passed its preliminary design review, allowing the team to actually start building the spacecraft.
A new study has brought together more than 25 years of satellite data, combined with ground measurements, to assess the state of Earth's lakes. The results show a troubling rise in temperature that the researchers claim could have a big impact on our environment.
Scientists have analyzed data recorded during the lengthy decent of the US Air Force's Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) satellite into Earth's atmosphere. The observations will be extremely useful for future operations, significantly improving predictive models for satellite trajectory and re-entry.
A team of astronomers has made use of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe four distant stars, finding the best evidence yet of massive planets forming in the surrounding disk of dust and gas. The observations, which wouldn't have been possible without the instrument, have helped scientists to confirm an existing theory on planet formation.
A team of MIT scientists has created a pair of mechanisms designed to provide a fail-safe for genetically modified bacteria, with the aim of stopping them from escaping and proliferating outside their intended environment. The measure would make the engineered bacteria much safer.
An international team of astronomers has used multiple telescopes to study two large patches of sky, searching for the X-ray emissions from distant galaxy clusters. It's hoped that the work will provide insights into the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Lockheed Martin has announced who will build its latest autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) – the Marlin Mk3. The new vehicle boasts some impressive capabilities, including an operational depth of up to 4,000 m (13,000 ft).
A join team of researchers from Belgium's KU Leuven and from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has examined the fuel production process, developing a new method that allows for cleaner diesel. According to the team, the technique could easily be scaled up to industrial levels for use within the next decade.
Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a new delivery system for cancer treatment that attacks the condition simultaneously with three different drugs. According to the team, it's likely to prove particularly effective against cancers that spread through the lymphatic system, such as metastatic melanoma.
A recent study from researchers at the University of Oxford has looked at using a new technique to scan patients' hearts, without the need to inject a potentially dangerous substance. The method could significantly improve treatment, providing imagery that's much easier for doctors to understand.