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NASA Send Cells Into Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA scientists are sending three fundamental life science experiments onboard space shuttle Discovery in hopes of better understanding exactly how spaceflight affects cell growth and how cells fight off ...

Apr 02, 2010
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High ride with Maxus-8

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched last week from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage. The ultimate results may ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Alternative Energy Crops in Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if space held the key to producing alternative energy crops on Earth? That's what researchers are hoping to find in a new experiment on the International Space Station.

Mar 10, 2010
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The 'Nose' Knows

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some might say it's as plain as the nose on your face. But detecting toxic or dangerous chemicals in the microgravity environment of space takes a little extra "sniffing." That’s why ENose, ...

Jan 12, 2010
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Nanomedicine project to be tested in space

When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

May 12, 2009
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