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This edition features articles on: the Tactile Universe, from waste biomass to valuable products, how to use a quantum computer, the science ‘eyes’ of the Rosalind Franklin Rover and Improving natural antioxidants for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, we also hear from Dr Anna Hogg who has been monitoring Antarctica from space. We hope you enjoy.

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