Exposed to space and back on Earth05 July 2016
Exposed to space and back on Earth05 July 2016 In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride.
Cultivating microalgae using made-for-space formulas21 March 2016
Cultivating microalgae using made-for-space formulas21 March 2016 A new facility is offering researchers and industry an opportunity to experiment with microalgae on larger scales than before. Based in Saint-Nazaire, France, the AlgoSolis site is a stepping stone to industrial production of algae-based products.
Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers08 October 2015
Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers08 October 2015 How astronauts adapt to the stresses of living in space is helping researchers to pinpoint the causes of common disorders on Earth. From the brain’s point of view, living in space is very stressful. The signals from an astronaut’s body in space go ha...
Space Kombucha in the search for life and its origin29 July 2015 You might know it as a drink for hipsters or as an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, but the culture that ferments sugary tea into Kombucha is going around the world. Bolted to the outside of the International Space Station are the same bac...