India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission, a cost-effective lunar endeavor, may face an early end as its Pragyan rover enters sleep mode due to the lunar night’s extreme cold. Unlike NASA’s Mars rovers with long-lasting power plants, Pragyan relies on solar energy. While it successfully met engineering goals by landing safely and showcasing lunar driving capabilities, its scientific objectives include detecting water ice, characterizing lunar regolith, and exploring the lunar atmosphere. Initial data reveals intriguing temperature variations near the South Pole and the first in-situ detection of lunar sulfur. India’s lunar achievement solidifies its growing space prowess and international partnerships, offering hope for Pragyan’s reawakening when lunar day returns on September 22nd.
A study led by Duke University reveals a correlation between nanoplastics, derived from polystyrene, and alterations in brain proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease. The research, conducted in solutions, cultured cells, and genetically modified mice, indicates an abnormal accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in the presence of nanoplastics. Notably, strong chemical bonds form between polystyrene nanoparticles and […]
California is facing an unprecedented weather crisis as Tropical Storm Hilary brought heavy rains, prompting a state of emergency declaration by Governor Gavin Newsom. The storm, originally Hurricane Hilary, struck the Baja California peninsula before heading to California, packing winds of 60 mph. Officials warned of catastrophic flooding in Baja California and the southwestern US. […]
The battle against cancer has witnessed a revolutionary shift with the emergence of personalized immunotherapy. Adoptive T cell therapy (ACT), a promising approach, empowers a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. However, individual responses vary significantly. A groundbreaking study published in Science Immunology sheds light on a crucial factor influencing success: preexisting immune networks […]