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Why study plants in space?

(Phys.org)—Why is NASA conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station? Because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it. ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Medical treatments from 200 miles up

In the hunt for cancer treatments, researchers have had some help from higher authorities -- way higher. The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at more than 200 miles in the sky, houses scientific ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Space Image: Man and machine

(PhysOrg.com) -- While Robonaut 2 has been busy testing its technology in microgravity aboard the International Space Station, NASA and General Motors have been working together on the ground to find new ways ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Smoke particles are not all the 'SAME'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Where there's smoke, you need a functioning smoke detector that can tell the difference between, say, smoke particles and dust. Yet in the microgravity environment of the International Space ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Space Exploration
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420 magical seconds in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new tool to calculate the orientation of a satellite with respect to the Earth, developed by EPFL students, will be on board a European Space Agency rocket scheduled to launch in March 2012. ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Spiders in space -- live!

Ever since they were announced, the spiders in space have been living in the limelight. This is, of course, the point -- to watch and learn as the pair of golden orb spiders, or Nephila clavipes, adapt to ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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