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Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Astronaut with tissue chip

Chip devices with human immune system and stem cells are among the cargo set for launch today to the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

Growing wheat

Plant scientists in the U.K. and Australia are making available to their colleagues experimental techniques that speed-up breeding cycles for more commercial crop varieties. . . . → Read More: Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Infographic — International Space Station Crew Members

Chart: visitors to ISS

Our friends at Statista published a chart showing the nations represented among ISS crew members since it become operational, our infographic for this weekend. . . . → Read More: Infographic — International Space Station Crew Members

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Current and former Purdue University engineering students transformed their interest in rocketry into a new enterprise for launching small lower-cost satellites into low-earth orbit from high-altitude balloons. . . . → Read More: Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Among the experiments carried to the International Space Station in mid-December is a test of continuous separations of one liquid from another, used in drug and chemical manufacturing. . . . → Read More: Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Plant scientists in Australia and the U.K. developed a process that sharply cuts the amount of time needed to produce new breeds of plant crops including commercial varieties of wheat. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Will We Live To See Mars Colonized?

Humanity has overcome some pretty steep odds in the past, so who knows. Is colonizing Mars actually viable? . . . → Read More: Will We Live To See Mars Colonized?

Parkinson’s Protein Experiment in Space Station Cargo

An experiment to grow a crystallized form of protein associated with Parkinson’s disease is among the cargo that lifted off today from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Protein Experiment in Space Station Cargo