microgravity experiments

Fire Acts Strangely in Microgravity. Astronauts Have Lit More Than 1,500 Fires on the Space Station to Figure Out Why

Ever since childhood, we were all told to never play with fire. Despite it being relevant to our everyday lives,…

3 months ago

Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes

New research involving nemotode worms aboard the ISS have shown that the effects of microgravity extend to the genetic level.

2 years ago

This is Foam, Made in Space

Say hello to Space Foam. The ESA has a science lab on the International Space Station called Columbus. Inside that…

3 years ago

Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

A team of Australian researchers have found evidence that microgravity can disrupt the spread of cancer cells, which could lead…

3 years ago

Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space

What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity's space-faring future involving habitats,…

3 years ago