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Human Waste May Be Transformed Into Plastic And Nutrients In Long Space Journeys

Researchers have found a way to recycle biological waste for extended space travel. Astronauts can use their urine and breath to make 3D printer polymers.

Space August 25, 2017

Orcas Spew An Array Of Bacteria When They Exhale, And Human Waste May Be To Blame

New research has found that orcas or killer whales breath out good bacteria, pathogenic ones such as salmonella, and fungi when they exhale. Human waste contaminating the environment may be to blame.

Animals March 25, 2017

NASA Mulls Turning Astronaut Poop To Food And We're Not Joking

NASA is funding a research that would determine how human waste can be recycled into food and other products needed by astronauts when traveling through outer space. The technology could be crucial in the planned mission to planet Mars.

Space August 25, 2015

Wonder How They Do #1 Or #2 In Space? ISS Astronaut Gives You A Tour Of The Restroom

How do astronauts pee and dispose of their bodily wastes in low-gravity environments? A YouTube video uploaded by ESA shows Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti giving a walk through what astronauts do when nature calls.

Space May 11, 2015

Toxic Human Waste Could Be A Future Gold Mine: Here's Why

A team of researchers revealed that human waste can contain tiny gold nuggets and other precious metals which could be mined and could be worth millions of dollars. Scientists are finding various ways to extract metals from waste.

Business March 24, 2015

Poop May Soon Power Your Smartphone

Sometimes solutions come in the unlikeliest places. In this case, poop, where electrons happily hop in, a process that can be harnessed to produce electricity to power devices.

Energy November 20, 2014

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