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Juno Arrives

Juno Arrives

There was great excitement this week, as Nasa’s Juno Probe arrives at Jupiter. The daring mission to get close to the giant planet has taken more than five years to reach the point of orbit. Juno is constructed like an armoured tank, to protect it from Jupiter’s intense radiation which could disrupt most spacecraft electronics. We hear from the BBC’s Jonathan Amos who was there to watch it and Roland Pease talks to the Chief Mission Scientist, Fran Baganal.

Cutting-edge Medicine from the RS

The Royal Society Summer Exhibition is the place to see some of the latest technology transforming medicine. Insect repellent should, of course, deter mosquitoes - but on the other hand they need to be in contact with it for long enough to get the right dose of insecticide. Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are using infrared cameras to track the movements of malaria-carrying mosquitoes as they bounce around mosquito nets – to make sure they are landing on them for