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Cosmic radiation does not affect the sperm of mice and they can have young
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Cosmic radiation does not affect the sperm of mice and they can have young

The effect of cosmic radiation is one of the concerns for future space travel. To find out more about it, a team of scientists sent freeze-dried mouse sperm to the International Space Station and, six years later, it served to produce healthy "space babies" on Earth.ALSO READ: Astronomy and pathology unite knowledge for cancer immunotherapy A study by Japanese researchers published by Science Advances indicates that space radiation did not affect sperm DNA or fertility and "many genetically normal offspring were produced without reducing the success rate compared to the control group preserved on Earth."For future long-duration missions, for example to Mars, space radiation could become a serious health problem, therefore, the team led by the University of Yamanshi wanted to know if it c...
Neither servers nor served
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Neither servers nor served

Neither servers nor servants, in these public houses built in Cornellá all the spaces are at the service of the tenant. You enter through a courtyard that is a square open to the city during the day. Each corner has a wooden staircase: it is the entrance to the apartments from the terrace, as a corrala but with that private area, or from the staircase. Inside, everything is communicated. And everything can be isolated. Everything is taken advantage of: the corridors do not exist. They have been converted into a terrace or kitchen, the center of each floor. Jose Hevia The rooms look alike. With 13 square meters each, they have no hierarchy. They can be bedrooms, studies or living areas. They can be joined (by opening the sliding doors) or closed. Some have access from the out...
SpaceX Dragon successfully docked on the International Space Station
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SpaceX Dragon successfully docked on the International Space Station

The Dragon Capsule, from SpaceX, successfully docked this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS), after having been launched on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, United States of America, NASA announced this Saturday. According to NASA, quoted by the Spanish news agency Efe, the Dragon, which weighs more than 3,300 kilos, autonomously attached itself at 05:09, US time (11:09 in Lisbon), to the Harmony module from EEI, which at that time was over the Pacific Ocean. A @SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft autonomously docked at 5:09am ET, making it the fifth spacecraft currently parked at the @Space_Station. The Dragon is carrying @ISS_Research, crew supplies, and a pair of roll-out solar arrays in its trunk: https:/...
After many delays, the James Webb telescope sees the launch pad
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After many delays, the James Webb telescope sees the launch pad

No offense to Thomas Pesquet, in the small space industry, it is James Webb who is now the star. Not the late James Webb, NASA administrator in the 1960s and conductor of the Apollo program, but the space telescope that bears his name.After more than ten years of delay and a budget now approaching ten billion dollars, the craft designed by American NASA, European ESA and Canadian CSA is all ready for launch. If all goes well, takeoff is set for next fall from the space center in Kourou, Guyana. If all goes well. Because this project is as pharaonic as it is complicated.Technical problems and permanent delayAs early as 1996, NASA looked into a replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope, launched six years earlier. Estimated cost: around a billion dollars, a more than r...
Why what is seen of our houses in video conferences matters
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Why what is seen of our houses in video conferences matters

The outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis unleashed a series of unprecedented actions in the course of our lives and daily actions. One of them was home confinement, which lasted for almost 100 days, and which has continued through successive curfews and various restrictions on mobility. These situations have profoundly affected our way of relating professionally, accelerating processes such as digitization and teleworking, and have turned part of our private and domestic spaces into improvised meeting rooms, offices and workstations. New and diverse digital tools (such as Zoom, Meet, Jitsi, Teams ...) have allowed us to connect with other people to hold meetings or encounters virtually. All this caused videoconferences to multiply exponentially, and in them thousands of people connected f...
How do astronauts wash their clothes in space?
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How do astronauts wash their clothes in space?

In space missions there are no showers or washing machines, and clothes - including the interior - must be reused as much as possible. Before this problem, a group of Austrian researchers propose using microbes to maintain hygiene and ward off bad odors.With the research of these scientists, developed on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), it is hoped to equip astronauts with better suits and clothing to withstand the harsh conditions of future missions to the Moon and Mars. LIFE IN SPACE 400 kilometers from Earth, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) do not have showers or washing machines, so they must wash up with special wipes and shampoos.In each mission, tons of clothing must be sent into space, which is used as much as possible before being incinerated.Russian ...
Scientists detect a key molecule for life in space for the first time
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Scientists detect a key molecule for life in space for the first time

For the first time, ethanolamine, a molecule that contains four chemical elements essential for life, has been detected in space: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen.SIGHT: What was in the universe during the first microsecond of the Big Bang?Ethanolamine is part of the phospholipids, molecules that make up cell membranes, which were crucial in the origin and early evolution of life on Earth.The results of an international and multidisciplinary scientific team led by Víctor M. Rivilla, from the Center for Astrobiology (CAB, CSIC-INTA), will help to understand the evolution of the membranes that the first cells had, and are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).SIGHT: Hubble locates the origin of FRBs, the strange radio signals that reach Earth fr...
Returns the "red supermoon" to remember value of space exploration
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Returns the "red supermoon" to remember value of space exploration

A full moon, also in his point closest to Land, and to complete with a lunar eclipse total will match It is Wednesday In the call "red supermoon", a beautiful show, which also brings earthlings closer to space exploration and its achievements, as NASA planetary scientist Lucas Paganini explained to EFE.This rare "trifecta" lunar, what will redden the Luna by a ten from minutes", did not happen for a few six years, detailed in an interview Paganini, an Argentine from Mendoza who appreciates the opportunity provided by this natural phenomenon to "share the beauty of our skies." Besides, the "red supermoon" It allows to the community scientific bring the general public closer to space missions, especially to programa Artemis who plans to return to Luna on 2024, this time with the first woma...
Spanish scientists find for the first time the key molecule for the origin of life
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Spanish scientists find for the first time the key molecule for the origin of life

Researchers from the Astrobiology Center (CAB), a joint organization of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology of the Ministry of Defense, have detected in space, for the first time, ethanolamine, a key molecule at the origin of life because it contains the four fundamental chemical elements (oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen). The finding has occurred in a molecular cloud located in the center of the galaxy and highlights that the forerunners of life they are in space. "The basic ingredients for life are there", has stated in statements Víctor Manuel Rivilla, from the Astrobiology Center, who has led an international and multidisciplinary research that has involved astrophysicists, astrochemists and bioche...
The key molecule at the origin of life found for the first time in space
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The key molecule at the origin of life found for the first time in space

Is named ethanolamine, is the key molecule in the source from lifetime because contains the four of them chemical elements fundamental (the oxygen, the carbon, the hydrogen and the nitrogen) and an international group of researchers has detected it for the first time in space.The investigation has been led by Spanish researchers from the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), a joint center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology of the Ministry of Defense, and the finding has been produced in a nube molecular slocated in the center of theto galaxy. The ethanolamine is part of a group of molecules what constitute the cell membranes, The research centers underlined this Monday after the publication of the results in the journal Proceedings ...