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2010-11-04 09:31:40

Researchers at MIT have unveiled a new, skin-tight spacesuit that mimics the effects of Earth's gravity and could help prevent the loss of bone mass in astronauts, according to a new study scheduled for publication in the journal Acta Astronautica. Previous research has illustrated that astronauts lose between one and two percent of their body's bone mass per month while in outer space. While conditioning exercises are used to try and stave off this bone loss, it has remained a roadblock to...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.