Oxygen-creating instrument selected to fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission
Whenever the first NASA astronauts arrive on Mars, they will likely have MIT to thank for the oxygen they breathe—and for the oxygen needed to burn rocket fuel that will launch them back home to Earth.
Direct reaction heavy atoms to catalyst surface demonstrated
Researchers from FOM Institute DIFFER are the first to have demonstrated that heavier atoms in a material surface can react directly with a surrounding gas. The so-called Eley-Rideal reaction has never previously ...
Unexpected phenomenon discovered at the surface of a transition metal oxide material
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists J. D. Burton and Evgeny Tsymbal, has discovered what they called an intriguing and entirely unexpected ...
NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
(AP)—NASA plans to make oxygen—a key ingredient of rocket fuel—on Mars early next decade.
Seeds keep vital much longer when stored without oxygen
If seed breeding companies, gene banks and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen should store plant seeds under oxygen-poor conditions, it would be possible to store them for much longer while still ...