From your sneakers to the glasses you wear: Inventions we use every day and from space – what’s next

What would it be like to live on Mars? Surely this is a question that you have asked yourself more than once, and you managed to solve it when you watched science fiction movies, in which we see man living on one of the still unknown planets. Well, this is something that can be accomplished in a short period of time.

Nine Catalan researchers wanted to experience what life would be like there and spent 12 days in the Utah (USA) desert, the closest thing to Mars possible on Earth. This work is called Hypatia I and it is a Simulation for a space flight, Originally done by women. They have taken it very seriously and lived with restrictions on water, food and communication. In ‘What’s Coming’ Alvaro Szas and Ana Rumi tell the details of this mission and the difficulties they encountered.

“Life on Mars is Possible, but When”

They must be present to perform this simulation Be physically and psychologically preparedBecause it was so difficult to disconnect from the rest of the world, one of the researchers expresses this: “I would summarize the experience in the Utah desert as a shared feeling. We were alone, but we didn’t feel like it.”. If there’s anything that’s helped them keep going, it’s the unity and bond they’ve formed with each other.

12 days is long. They say they want Reduce water consumption And a day they used a little more than 13 liters, a person uses an average of 150 liters, counting the use of water for sanitary purposes. The issue of food was not easy either, but they managed to get by by baking bread and growing cherry tomatoes, of which they had only half a portion each day.

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In the end it’s a thing Knowing how to survive and adapt, Despite these difficulties, it has been proven possible to live on Mars, as Álvaro Sáz comments, but one of the scientists tells us “It would be much less Earth-like because we would have to live underground because of the radiation on Mars.”

They mentioned that the task has a name Homage to Hypatia of Alexandria, an early fifth-century philosopher He excelled in the fields of mathematics and astronomy, and this was precisely the aim of the work: Scientific careers between women and youth.

Inventions we need to make for the space race

The Space Race (August 2, 1955- July 17, 1975) might seem like a long time ago and has little to do with our daily lives, but you’d be surprised. The inventions we use were discovered by astronauts on their space missions. BFor example, useful items such as items GPS, laptop, wireless vacuum cleaner and material for invisible mouth devices developed by NASA.

Did you know that inventions such as scratch-resistant glasses, the computer mouse or the shock absorbers of our shoes were made for space? The latter was already tested on the Apollo 11 mission, which reached the moon in those boots marked on the surface of the moon, but then they decided to change it to more common shoes, Using the same rubber molds they used for helmets. Listen to this and other discoveries on audio.

Arctic melt date

Write the date: September 2050. After that date the Arctic Ocean may be free of ice. According to NASA data, the polar caps are shrinking by 12.6% per decade. Reasons? Well, there is an increase in greenhouse gases that are warming the poles.

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In ‘Lo Que Viene’ we analyze this possibility Jose Abel Flores is one of the bases of his works. “Paleoclimatologist”, researcher and professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Salamanca. The results you can hear in this audio.

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