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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

Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Graphene samples

The material graphene, studied for more than a decade on earth, is the subject of tests for its ability to withstand the rigors of space travel. . . . → Read More: Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

CubeLabs

A university pharmacy lab and spin-off company building cargoes for space travel plan to test various plants in microgravity on their ability to produce therapeutic compounds. . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

WorldView-4 satellite

An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

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

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