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Chip Device to Test Gut Infections on Space Station

Tissue on intestine chip

A device with human intestine tissue and cells will be launched into space to test effects of weightlessness on immune functions and bacterial infections in the gastrointestinal tract. . . . → Read More: Chip Device to Test Gut Infections on Space Station

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

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