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Astronauts drink a special brew you'll probably never have tasted. 0

Astronauts Drink Coffee Made From…WHAT?

Astronauts Drink Coffee Made From…WHAT? The cost to transport drinking water to space used to cost around $15,000 per pint, so engineers got to work. In an effort to reduce excess waste and weight, NASA started a recycling program aboard the International Space Station. A purification system was implemented, and by 2009, Astronauts were recycling their own waste, turning it into potable drinking water. Earlier this year, ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought on-board the ISSpresso machine, a promising new contraption that would bring ‘real coffee’ to station crew members. How is it made? According to NASA and Italian Space Agency operational...

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Back to the Future of Recycling with a DeLorean

  Doc, you built a time machine…out of a DeLorean?  Well, not exactly. But some creative and enterprising people in Japan have come up with what could be next best thing. True, it may not be as good as a time machine made from a DeLorean, but it’s certainly got to be the coolest way to get people interested in recycling. Michihiko Iwamoto, when he’s not piloting a stainless steel dream machine is no slacker. He helms a  Tokyo company called Jeplan, that focuses on innovative recycling technologies. It’s through this firm that his DeLorean DMC-12, a carbon-copy of the one from...