New genetically engineered herpes virus kills cancer cells

New genetically engineered herpes virus kills cancer cells

“Our study shows that a genetically engineered, cancer-killing virus can deliver a one-two punch against tumors – directly destroying cancer cells from within while also calling in the immune system against them,” study leader Kevin Harrington, Professor of Biological Cancer Therapies at The Institute of Cancer Research, said in the statement. He added that it … Read more

American Airlines’ inflight announcements are being haunted by mysterious noises

American Airlines’ inflight announcements are being haunted by mysterious noises

He went on to create a thread where he reported further on the mysterious sounds collecting reports from other passengers. He mentioned other people who had tweeted about the event and responded to speculations that someone might have hacked the airline’s teleprompter. So… We’ve had a good dig into this.https://t.co/qVdJR6cUm0 — Cybergibbons 🚲🚲🚲 (@cybergibbons) ) … Read more

Scientists drilled two miles into the tectonic plate to understand Japan’s ‘great earthquake’

Scientists drilled two miles into the tectonic plate to understand Japan’s ‘great earthquake’

“It changes the way we’re thinking about stress in these systems,” added Saffer, who co-led the research and scientific mission that drilled the fault. In geology, a fault is a fracture along which the blocks of crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture. The results, documented in the … Read more

Russian aviation industry is afraid of losing staff due to military mobilisation

Russian aviation industry is afraid of losing staff due to military mobilisation

The partial military mobilisation of at least 300,000 Russian citizens is also affecting the Russian aviation industry. According to Russian daily newspaper Kommersant, employees of at least five Russian airlines (including Aeroflot) and of more than 10 airports have been summoned to join the army. Most of the commercial pilots have a military background, they … Read more

West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter overruns runway at Montpellier

West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter overruns runway at Montpellier

In the night of 24 September, a West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter (registered EC-NLS and operated by Swiftair) operated domestic cargo flight SWN5745 between Paris CDG and Montpellier, France.  During landing at Montpellier airport, the aircraft overran the runway. The Boeing 737 stopped partly over a nearby lake Rescue services rushed to the aircraft and … Read more

This ‘gazing car’ with robotic googly eyes recognizes pedestrian cues — here’s how

This ‘gazing car’ with robotic googly eyes recognizes pedestrian cues — here's how

“Self-driving autonomous cars are the future, but they’re based on forecasts, algorithms, or sensors. The artificial intelligence of the car system does not have much interaction with pedestrians. And that’s a problem. That was our starting point,” Igarashi tells Interesting Engineering (IE) in an interview. The researchers felt that there wasn’t much research or investigation … Read more

Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis based on fabricated data — here’s what it means

Alzheimer's disease diagnosis based on fabricated data — here's what it means

With millions of people needing an effective treatment, why are researchers still fumbling in this quest for a cure for what is arguably one of the most important diseases confronting humankind? Escaping the beta-amyloid rut For years, scientists have been focused on trying to come up with new treatments for Alzheimer’s by preventing the formation … Read more