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Space Meals & Mushroom Batteries

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Ever wondered about the foods that get sent into space? This nifty infographic covers everything from space food history, preservation, packaging and labeling, and fun facts such as why wine can’t go into space and “vomit comet”. Back on Earth, researchers at UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering used portabello mushrooms to create a new type of lithium-ion battery anode. This new battery is believed to stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time.
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Science of Sushi & Sushi in Space

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Dr. Ole G. Mouritsen discusses his book Sushi: Food for the Eye, the Body, and the Soul, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi prepares sushi aboard the ISS. Read more

Space Veggies & Bland Tomatoes

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Astronauts grow veggies in space, while Earth-bound scientists uncover a genetic clue that could lead to tastier tomatoes. Read more