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Motions in nearby galaxy cluster reveal presence of hidden superstructure
Gravity Probe B mission begins collecting science to test Einstein's theory
For release: 03/08/02
Satellite release #: 02-050
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New equipment destroys deadly Anthrax spores
Invention used to grow plants in space now wipes out bacteria on Earth
- It started out as a way to grow plants in space. Now it’s a tabletop-size metal box that kills potentially dangerous and deadly spores, like Anthrax.
- The Anthrax-killing air scrubber, mounted on a ceiling or wall, processes the air through a maze of tubes and zaps any remaining spores with ultraviolet light.
- The AiroCide Ti02 is a result of the NASA Commercial Space Center’s research in growing plants on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
- Grocers and florists are using AiroCide’s predecessor, Bio-KES, to remove ethylene — a damaging gas emitted by growing plants — to extend the life of vegetables, fruits and flowers.
- Talk to an expert about this NASA Space Product Development Program success story — and how it may help in the fight against bio-terrorism.
||John Hayman, President
KES Science & Technology, Inc.
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