The first ever plant grown in space looks terrific! 1/28/2016 • chrissy
The mission of astronauts aboard the International Space Station is finally completed. Scot Kelly and his team have been trying to cultivate flowers in microgravity for nearly 2 years. Today the first flower grown in space makes its marvelous debut.
After a few failed attempts to grow flowers, the team managed to make the bunch of edible Zinnia flowers bloom in space. Does it mean that freeze-dried space food for astronauts may soon become a legend of the past? We think it really does. Last year Scott Kelly grew lettuce on board the same space station.
NASA wants astronauts to repeat their success by attempting to grow tomatoes in 2018. There is no need to say that such experiments are vital for future space missions as renewable food would enable astronauts to broaden their scope of space exploration.
The first "space flowers" are blooming!
The HST is a huge achievement of mankind. It allows us to learn more about outer space and the furthest galaxies. However, do you know something about the telescope that helped to disclose so many secrets about cosmos?
Beauty of Science project has published a video showing how chocolate dragees M&M'S are dissolved in water in slow motion. The camera with macro effect and 4K resolution gives the impression that a real supernova explodes. It drew attention of publishing company PetaPixel. This is so fantastic!
Technologies keep surprising us! Researchers from Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created an amazing example of biomimicry. A Bat bot is a robot that has silicone wings. Changing shape of the wings during flight the robot looks so natural you wouldn't believe it's a bot! Watch this exciting video and see for yourself.
If you agree that keeping the environment clean is important, then you'll like the thing that the Italians came up with. They developed a building consisting of eco-friendly materials that can purify the air.
There are so many professionals who can distinguish individual odors in a fragrance made of hundreds of scents. However, can an ordinary person develop such an ability? Watch the video about three simple steps to a better nose!