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September 14, 2022

Space Food for Artemis Has Real-World Applications

NASA’s Artemis Program has also focused attention on topics such as food safety, reliability, and nutrition in space. This blog touches on novel approaches to these problems like 3D printed space food, the use of microbes to produce nutrients, and closed-loop space farming.

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August 22, 2022

With COVID BA.5 and BA.2.75 Variants, Are Masks Back in?

The COVID pandemic revealed deficiencies in mask development and production. Innovation will be crucial in slowing the spread of new variants of the virus. There are many factors that can be improved for masks, and this article focuses on the emerging science of improving filtration and microorganism removal.

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July 20, 2022

Why the Omicron BA.5 Variant Evades Vaccines

As COVID-19 cases rise again worldwide, the Omicron subvariant BA.5 is currently the dominant strain. This blog explores some key mutations that increase transmission, evade protective antibodies, and increase the rate of (re)infection.

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