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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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'