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Scientists say that lettuce grown on the ISS is as nutritious as Earth harvests

Published on 03/07/2020 @ 6 AM EST
NASA's Gioia Massa, Christina Khodadad and their colleagues examined and analyzed three batches of lettuce grown on the space station between 2014 and 2016. Their analysis says that the red romaine lettuce that was grown on the ISS a few years ago aren't just as good as Earth-grown lettuce, they're also as nutritious

Scientists Have Made it Possible to Generate Electricity from Rain

Published on 02/11/2020 @ 10 AM EST
The City University of Hong Kong researchers have developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG) which can briefly generate 140 volts from a single droplet of rain. 

Artificial skin recognizes when it’s touched

Published on 01/24/2020 @ 9 AM EST

Made of a jelly-like substance, new electrified artificial skin has responded to touch. There's potential that this orange epidermis could work on robots and prosthetics. Doing so would make them both much more capable of sensing their surroundings.

Scientists Find That Humans Can Hibernate

Published on 01/22/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Engineer John Bradford, a researcher for NASA, stated that it's possible for humans to hibernate. While this is currently limited to other animals, astronauts may be able to use hibernation as a tool for deep-space travel. This would mean they require less food and space, thus reducing overall travel costs.

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Gets a Driver’s License

Published on 12/28/2019 @ 3 AM EST

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover recently navigated over small ramps and rolling forward and backward inside a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California. Lead mobility systems engineer for Mars 2020 Rich Rieber said in a statement, “Mars 2020 has earned its driver’s license. The test unambiguously proved that the rover can operate under its own weight and demonstrated many of the autonomous-navigation functions for the first time. This is a major milestone for Mars 2020.”

Yale creates cellular lung “blueprint”

Published on 12/05/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Researchers at Yale say they have “created a cellular blueprint of the human lung” which could be used to bioengineer new lungs for patients. The blueprint also allows researchers to better understand lung function and disease.