News tagged with space environment

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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Cyborgs needed to save species

As the growing global population continues to increase the burden on the Earth’s natural resources, some historians and scientists think humans should prepare to colonize space. The problem is, we may have ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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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, ...

dateJan 12, 2010 in Engineering
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Image: IXV drop-test model

This drop-test model of ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be among the attractions on display at this year's ESTEC Open Day on 5 October.

dateSep 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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