Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 31, 2015
Astrosat's Soft X-ray Telescope sees first light
The Soft X-ray focusing Telescope (SXT) onboard Astrosat, India's first satellite dedicated to astronomical observations, saw its first light from an astronomical source in a distant galaxy, on Oct.

Email, text or web portal? Study probes patients' preferences for receiving test results
The results of common medical tests are sometimes delivered to patients by email, letters or voice mail, but are these the most preferred methods?

Heat-activated 'grenade' to target cancer
Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed 'grenades' armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumours, according to two studies due to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Ancient pollen reveals droughts between Sierra Nevada glacier surges
Hidden below the surface of California's Central Valley are pollen grains from the Pleistocene that are providing scientists with clues to the severity of droughts that struck the region between glacial periods.
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