Thought for the month

“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).

Friday, 5 February 2021

 Wood you believe it? 

Trees have been used to fabricate conveyances since early humans devised simple barges and sleds.  With the increasing concerns about space debris researchers from Kyoto University are developing a satellite made from wood that should more completely burn up at the end of its life. They aim to launch a functioning flight model in 2023.

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