It might look more like an engine from an ageing car than a piece of engineering fit for space, but this machine was a pioneering piece of apparatus that allowed astronauts to experiment with fluids in space.
Sometimes it feels like spilling coffee from your mug is inevitable. In fact, it turns out that hunch might be correct: scientists have shown that humans are biologically built to spill.
Here are the best images yet of “Fluid”: the stunning whale-inspired floating pavilion being built for World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. Designed by Australian architects, Peddle Thorp, Fluid will sail onto other Asian cities after the show.