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Michael Flynn – Synthetic Biological Membrane | NASA Public Lecture | Science Lecture

Welcome to that 2016 NASA Ames summer series To achieve human space exploration envisioned by science fiction authors we must take into consideration life support requirements When searching for habitable planets we look for liquid water Water is key to life as we know it and for human space exploration Today’s presentation entitled synthetic biological […]

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SpaceLab Biological Entry: The Reishi Mushroom

-Good day. I’m Thomas, and I’m 15. -I’m Ruby, and I’m 15. And I’m Francesca, and I’m 15. And this is our SpaceLab entry. During space flights of long duration, microgravity takes its toll on human body. Space flights of such nature can cause adverse health effects… …such as muscle wastage, chronic fatigue… …insomnia caused […]

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How Are Your Telomeres? They Could Be the Key to How Fast You’re Aging

Getting more sleep doesn’t just help you wake up refreshed in the morning. It can also literally keep you young. New studies show that those who are under stress and don’t get enough shuteye could age up to six times faster than they would otherwise, giving a whole new meaning to the term beauty rest. […]

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The science of expansion: Andromeda, gravity, and the ‘Big Rip’ | Michelle Thaller

One of the questions I get asked most commonly as an astronomer is if almost all the galaxies in the universe are flying away from us in space, why is the Andromeda Galaxy getting closer to us? Does that somehow mean that the Big Bang works differently in different parts of the universe? And the […]

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The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science | Michelle Thaller

So Jonathan you ask a question that actually gets to the heart of a lot of my ideas about science and culture. And you ask about the celebrity culture. We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than […]

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