Tag: NASA

NASA selects Aequor to represent USA at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

NASA selects Aequor to represent USA at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

May 28, 2019 |

In California, Aequor was selected to represent the USA at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Hague June 3-5.  NASA recommended Aequor for this honor because, after 3 years of pilot testing, Aequor’s small molecules were the only non-toxic remedy for the microbial and biofilm contamination in the water recycling/reuse system used on board the International […]

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German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

February 14, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center say the use of aviation biofuels can reduce soot emissions and contrail formations. By blending 50% biofuel, soot-related ice crystal formation can but cut by 80% while contrail formation can halve. They argue that by reducing the amount of clouds created by aviation can help to reduce […]

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Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

July 4, 2018 |

In Virginia, last month a rocket thundered off a NASA launch pad, destined for the International Space Station. Nestled among the 7,400 lbs. of supplies was a handful of seeds designed to open new windows into our knowledge of how plants grow in space – information that could lead to growing fresh food in space […]

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German Aerospace Center teams with NASA to test alternative fuel emissions and contrails

German Aerospace Center teams with NASA to test alternative fuel emissions and contrails

January 18, 2018 |

In Germany, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration are set to conduct joint research flights in Germany for the first time. The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterization of ice crystals in condensation trails (contrails), using biofuel as […]

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NASA and DLR conducting flight tests on alternative fuel emissions

NASA and DLR conducting flight tests on alternative fuel emissions

January 14, 2018 |

In Germany, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are set to conduct joint research flights in Germany for the first time. The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterization of ice crystals in condensation trails, using biofuel as an example. The first joint DLR/NASA […]

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NASA, Bradley U launch 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

NASA, Bradley U launch 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

November 10, 2017 |

In Illinois, NASA and challenge partner Bradley University opened Phase 3 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for registration. The Centennial Challenges competition is seeking ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges citizen inventors to lead the way. The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is divided into phases. The Phase 1: Design Competition […]

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Puerto Rican researchers find Latin American oil palm expansion mostly on pastureland

Puerto Rican researchers find Latin American oil palm expansion mostly on pastureland

May 15, 2017 |

In Puerto Rico, researchers from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras say in a new study that most palm oil plantations under development in Latin America are on former pasturelands. The study looked at NASA satellite images for 10 Latina American countries. The region’s palm oil acreage under production has doubled since 2001. […]

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The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA says “affordable, achieveable”.

The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA says “affordable, achieveable”.

March 20, 2017 |

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds Since the election of Donald Trump as US President, we’ve heard a great deal less about “reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” from friends of the advanced bioeconomy, but two new studies out this week may rally supporters with striking findings relating to the potential of biofuels to […]

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NASA research proves aviation biofuels reduces GHG emissions by up to 70%

NASA research proves aviation biofuels reduces GHG emissions by up to 70%

March 15, 2017 |

In California, using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment. The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from […]

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Voyage to Mars: Braskem, NASA, MadeinSpace launch “3D printing in space” using renewables

Voyage to Mars: Braskem, NASA, MadeinSpace launch “3D printing in space” using renewables

December 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, a partnership between Braskem, NASA and MadeInSpace has developed a technology “hat is critical to future manned missions including Mars exploration” – and we are doing this with a bioplastic, Braskem “I’m green” polyethylene. In summary, the bioplastic is currently in use in the International Space Station where a zero-gravity 3D printer uses […]

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