a Breton SME in the race to produce millions of self-tests

Autotest assembly at the NG Biotech plant, in Guipry-Messac (Ille-et-Vilaine), January 6, 2021. LOUISE QUIGNON / HANS LUCAS FOR “THE WORLD” It feels like a race against time. Since the emergence of the fifth wave of Covid-19, the NG Biotech company, located in Guipry-Messac (Ille-et-Vilaine), has been under the control of its self-tests revealing an … Read more

Julio Urías is the first Mexican pitcher to produce a hitting career in an MLB postseason

Julio Urías became the first Mexican pitcher to drive in a career with a hit in a major league postseason in all time, and the fourth to do so in any situation, in the game started by the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series … Read more

Blood, Sweat, Tear, and Urine of Astronauts Can Produce Tough Concrete for Habitats on the Moon and Mars

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost over a million pounds sterling – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists at the University of Manchester have now devised a way to overcome this problem by creating a concrete-like material made from extraterrestrial dust along with blood, sweat and astronaut … Read more

Space travel: Rockets ‘produce 100 times more carbon than planes’ – raising questions on environmental effect Space travel: Rockets ‘produce 100 times more carbon than planes’

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos. On Sunday 11 July, Sir Richard ascended 80 km to reach the edge of space in his piloted Virgin Galactic VSS Unity spaceplane. Mr Bezos’ autonomous Blue Origin rocket launched … Read more

Dubai uses drones to produce artificial rain to combat the 50 °C heat wave

Although we do not control nature, we can to some extent, for better or worse, interfere. It’s usually more to the bad. Despite this, there are ways to “manipulate” natural events, such as the occurrence of rain, to combat the heat. The idea and successful execution took place in Dubai. The UAE emirate used drones … Read more

“The real solution is not to distribute food, but to help people produce”

Gilbert Houngbo at the headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome, October 30, 2018. TIZIANA FABI / AFP Gilbert Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has chaired the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 2017, one of the three United Nations agencies based in Rome, along with the United Nations Organization … Read more

SPEE3D to mass produce 3D printed rocket engines with SPAC3D project

Australian cold spray 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D has announced plans to “revolutionize” the space sector with low-cost metal 3D printed rocket engines. The company has received AUD $1.25 million from the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) ‘Space’ Translation Stream grant, and a further AUD $312,000 from the Northern Territory Government, to carry out its … Read more

After a Six-Year Sojourn in Space, Freeze-Dried Mice Sperm Produce Healthy Pups | Science

Biologist Teruhiko Wakayama envisions that one day, humans could populate other planets and seed new civilizations with animal sperm and egg cells they bring from Earth. Expanding humanity’s footprint into deep space will necessitate that humans ship out “Noah’s Arks” of this genetic material, each batch of cells a delegate of Earth’s biodiversity. But before … Read more