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New Jobs Await For Potential Martians
Willing to give up a year of a routine earthling day job and life  for an opportunity like this?NASA is seeking 4 applicants who would like to live for a year on what is simulated as the Maritian landscape in Houston, Texas.The habitat will simulate expected challenges of a mission to Mars.  This will include resource limitations, equipment failures, communication delays and other environmental stressors The volunteers will participate in simulated spacewalks, robotic operations, habitat maintenance, exercise, and crop growth.This exercise will allow for the planning and development of actual outposts on the red planet.
23 February 2024 by April Chepovs...

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Magnetic Attraction: Microplastics
A Kyushu University study (2021) estimated there were 24.4 trillion pieces of microplastics in the world's upper oceans or roughly 30 billion 500-ml plastic water bottles. Microplastics are tiny, toxic and very hard to remove from the environment. But researchers in the US have discovered that some Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES) can attract and bind microplastics, making it easier to remove them from the environment. And the N in NADES is key - natural - in this instance, think extracts from plants. https://www.research.uky.edu/news/researchers-develop-eco-friendly-magnet-battle-microplastics
13 February 2024 by Kylie Hargrea...

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6 February 2024 by Sage

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Biodegradable e-waste laminates?
According to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, the average Australian produced 20 kilograms of e-waste in 2019. Approximately 8% of that e-waste is estimated to consist of printed circuit boards (PCBs), which because of the composites and/or laminates used can be too costly to recycle. But JIVA, a company in the UK, has developed a fully recyclable and biodegradable PCB laminate which they call Soluboard®. And they are working with others to continue to commercialise and test even more biodegradable options.https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/new-partnership-to-help-develop-the-worlds-first-biodegradable-printed-circuit-boa
27 January 2024 by Kylie Hargrea...

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NASA Airless Bike Tyres
NASA's airless bike tyre, born from space tech, is now hitting everyday roads, originally designed for Mars rovers to handle rugged terrain without air-filled tires. See https://www.smarttirecompany.com/about
17 January 2024 by Michael Sharp...

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Moo-ving to Greener Pastures: Seaweed, the Secret Sauce in Cow Burp Control
Australia-based climate company Sea Forest has an unconventional approach to lessening those emissions: Seaweed. Introducing its algae-based supplement, SeaFeed, to a herd’s diet can drop its methane emissions by as much as 90%. See https://qz.com/sea-forest-seaweed-methane-emissions-1851095842
10 January 2024 by Michael Sharp...