microgravity

tech-science

Scientists Flew Sperm In Microgravity to See if Babies Could Be Born In Space

“In the future, having gametes and embryos stored in a bank outside the Earth will be very important.”
Becky Ferreira
6.24.19
brains

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
space spiders

MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.16.18
Motherboard

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
spacewear

Astronauts Try Out ‘Skinsuits’ To Prevent Slipped Discs and Spine Stretching

A taste of Earth’s gravity, now in unitard form.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
nasa

Watch What Happens When You Turn on a CD Player in Zero Gravity

Experimenting with CD players in microgravity.
Madison Margolin
7.6.16
Health

Space-Faring Mice Return to Earth with Liver Damage

A new concern for future Mars missions.
Michael Byrne
4.20.16
uk

Goodbye International Space Station, Hello Moon Village

ESA’s new director general lays out his vision for an international community on the dark side of the Moon.
Victoria Turk
7.16.15
deep dives

How Biosphere’s 'Microgravity' Became an Ambient Techno Classic

The 1991 album was re-released on June 23 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Bobby Power
6.24.15
Space

Why Use Artificial Leaves in Space When Real Leaves Work Just Fine?

As cool as the Silk Leaf is, you can’t eat one.
Becky Ferreira
7.31.14
nasa

The International Space Station Is About to Get Its First 3D Printer

Additive manufacturing goes orbital.
Becky Ferreira
6.12.14
Culture

Why SpaceX Is About to Launch Dinosaur Microbes and Toilet Germs Into Space

A collection of Earth microbes are going to be grown in space.
Becky Ferreira
4.18.14