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This SEM image comes courtesy of Roey Elnathan and Nicolas Voelcker at Monash University, and their co-workers, demonstrating the use of vertical silicon nanotubes (SiNTs) to manipulate cell development and gene editing by way of intracellular supply of small molecules. The giant scale bar represents 10 µm, whilst the size bar in the inset represents just 2 µm.

Coronavirus News Roundup, July eleven-july 17

Comet Neowise wows stargazers and early risers in the northern hemisphere because it travels past Earth, though Australian lovers will sadly miss out. A flock of ‘socially-distanced’ galahs becomes an unlikely source of inspiration for 1000’s of individuals around the globe, however specialists say there is extra to this feathered formation than meets the eye.

A solar probe constructed by NASA and the European Space Agency delivers the closest photographs ever taken of the Sun’s floor, revealing tiny explosions on the surface called nanoflares. Three new spacecraft are launching to Mars this month and every of them will test new technologies in the race to succeed in the Red Planet subsequent yr, on a quest to find evidence of previous life. We clarify the missions and why July is the month to travel.

Get all the newest science stories from throughout the ABC. When Allie Chadburn talks about dropping her teenage daughter to suicide, there’s one aspect of her story many people find troublesome to accept — the concept mental sickness didn’t play an element. For many individuals like Cindy Black with despair, discovering the right treatment can take years of trial and error — but that could be about to alter, thanks to genetic testing and personalised medicine. Human trials are underway on one hundred twenty volunteers in the search to find a vaccine for coronavirus with preliminary results anticipated to be launched at the end of September. Documents obtained by the ABC reveal how the AFP made use of facial recognition expertise that’s now the main target of a federal investigation.

Ebony McIntosh devotes her time — and her home — to take care of sick and injured microbats. She explains what’s involved in bat rescue and why she is so keen about saving these animals. Experts say regardless of latest headlines we still don’t know the way long our immunity to COVID-19 lasts and they’re nonetheless optimistic a couple of vaccine. This version of Pioneers in Science celebrates physicist Wilhelm Röntgen, winner of the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of “a brand new sort of ray”.