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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.

dateMar 10, 2010 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 experiments ...

dateMay 28, 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 Station, telling ...

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. This will be ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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