Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 24/11/2011 - 15:40
The European Space Agency have managed to communicate with the Russian probe: Phobos-Grunt. The probe was built to land on the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, and scoop up rock to bring back to Earth. The ESA have managed to contact the probe with partail success (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15872653).
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 24/11/2011 - 14:59
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 17/11/2011 - 15:13
Potential breakthrough blood test to diagnose Tuberculosis. The IGRA test relies on measuring specific amounts of interferon gamma which are released by sensitised T cells in response to two specific mycobacterial proteins. The advantages of QuantiFERON is that it is not affected by BCG vaccination, can be available within 24 hours, only requires a single patient visit to draw blood and is not subject to bias as in the Mantoux test. Therefore the chance of passing the infection decreases.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/10/2011 - 14:31
It has been suspected that there is a strong correlation between Malarial infection and an individual to bacterial infection. However there is yet to be a proof of a direct cause. The bacteria is particullarly associated with Gram-negative bacteria in particular non-typhoidal salmonella infections. The investigation was undertaken in Kenya and Anothony Scott noticed that as malaria admissions decreased, so did hospital admissions with bacteraemia. For more read http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61146-X/fulltext#
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/10/2011 - 14:26
Recently, the European particle physics laboratory, CERN released some results from a 3 year experiment, timing how long neutrinos (a type of subatomic particle) take to travel the distance between CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland and Italy’s Gran Sasso National laboratory, Opera where they were detected. On average it appears that they are travelling faster than the speed of light.
Submitted by langton_faulkes_team on Wed, 12/10/2011 - 13:07
Welcome to the Langton Faulkes group. A group dedicated to observing objects of interest. We book sessions to observe from both Hawaii and Australia. Both telescopes are 2 m (79 in) Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes. The Australian telescope is located at siding spring obeservatry on Siding Spring Moutain 1165 metres up. About 300 miles north of Sydney.
The Hawaii telescope The Haleakala High Altitude Observatory 3000 metres up on the Haleakala mountain on the island of Maui.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:33
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:19
Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that our Universe's expansion is accelerating.The red shift
Submitted by demo on Mon, 18/07/2011 - 20:06
This idea came from a student at King's Canterbury. Could Young Scientists Journal organise a workshop on science writing open to young people to attend?
Science students need to be able to write cogently, express their ideas clearly and accurately, whether they are reporting their own work or, as journalists, the work of others. I'd like to invite readers to help us formulate some ideas for a workshop on science writing:
Where could it be held?
Whom could we invite to speak/teach?
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:29
Pigeons have learnt to distinguish between people that will feed them, and people that will chase them away, therefore maximising their time to eat food and less time is spent searching for food, this is an example of natural selection we can see in our lifetime.