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Spacesuits get skintight makeover

To provide better freedom of movement for astronauts, MIT scientists are designing a skintight spacesuit that uses shape-memory alloys to effectively shrink-wrap the suit around the astronaut’s body. The development of the second-skin spacesuit could see the end of the conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit. Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, explained […]

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Climatologists ponder Earth’s missing heat




Astonishingly, climatologists can’t account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on the Earth in recent years. “The heat will come back to haunt us sooner or later,” lament National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientists in an article in the journal Science. The scientists believe that satellite sensors, […]




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