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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...


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...