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Jon Weeks and Rachelle Abbott

OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: First high-res images of Mars’s moon Deimos revealed

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency has managed to capture the highest resolution images of Mars’s smallest moon, Deimos.

The space agency’s probe Hope captured the images during a series of flybys of the moon.

Hessa Almatroushi, the science lead for the Emirates Mars Mission, tells Tech & Science Daily what they have learned from the images and data collected by the probe.

Nasa’s InSight lander has managed to measure and record seismic waves travelling through the core of Mars, allowing researchers to work out the materials within it.

Lead author of the study, Dr Jessica Irving from the University of Bristol, said the data suggests that rather than being just a ball of iron, Mars also contains a large amount of sulphur, as well as other elements including a small amount of hydrogen.

The University of Surrey is looking for entries to its 2023 Natural Robotics Contest.

Dr Robert Siddall from the university told Tech & Science Daily what the requirements are for entries, and explained the types of robot submissions they’ve had in previous contests.

Scientists have said they’ve made a significant step forward in their efforts to slow and potentially reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

Their findings from a study by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UCL indicate that, using a drug, they can alter the amount of tau – one of the proteins that cause Alzheimer’s – by silencing the messages from DNA that make the abnormal protein within each cell.

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