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Astronauts Can Power Their Bodies And Spacecraft With Pee

Astronauts Can Power Their Bodies And Spacecraft With Pee

Astronauts have been able to drink their own (treated and filtered) urine for years, but scientists have managed to squeeze one more benefit out of an inevitable byproduct thanks to a new technique. Now, astronauts can use their urine to keep both their bodies and their spaceships running smoothly.

Why It’s So Hard To Find Alien LIfe

Why It’s So Hard To Find Alien LIfe

A big reason why the Fermi paradox has punch is the matter of time. Max Tegmark gets into this in his excellent new book Our Mathematical Universe (Knopf, 2014), where he runs through what many thinkers on the subject have noted: Our sun is young enough that countless stars and…

How Low Earth Orbit Astronauts Are The New Pioneers

How Low Earth Orbit Astronauts Are The New Pioneers

The first element of the International Space Station (ISS) launched over 15 years ago, on November 20, 1998. For more than 13 years at least two human beings have been continually living off the surface of our planet. Assembly of the Space Station is now complete. It is being utilised…