How satellites can improve the health of city dwellers10 June 2019 Most people get a health boost from exercise. But for those with heart disease or a lung condition such as asthma, exercising during periods of high urban air pollution can exacerbate rather than improve their condition.
Personalised app for safe sunbathing wins support07 June 2019 A mobile phone app that uses space tech to identify the healthiest way to sunbathe has won the industrial approval of BASF, a giant chemical company that makes the ingredients for sunscreen and many other products.
Getting ready for Mars – on the Space Station 27 May 2019
Getting ready for Mars – on the Space Station 27 May 2019 From disrupted biological clocks to radiation and contamination hazards, Europe is running experiments on the International Space Station to take human exploration one step closer to Mars.
The air we breathe16 May 2019
The air we breathe16 May 2019 Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 8 milli...
Isolation time for science09 May 2019
Isolation time for science09 May 2019 Hundreds of thousands of kilometres away from home, astronauts travelling to the Moon will have to deal with isolation and confinement. ESA is now offering European researchers an opportunity to study how an international crew will cope in simulated d...
Stop ageing in space04 May 2019
Stop ageing in space04 May 2019 Wrinkles, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a clumsy brain are all natural consequences of getting old. As our cells rust over time, a key to fighting chronic disease may be in tiny, smartly designed particles that have the potential to become an a...