In this episode, we talk about NASA’s plan to make rocket fuel on Mars, a more sustainable method to make wood that’s transparent, and smart plants that protect you from poison. As always, you can find these and other interesting & impactful engineering articles on Wevolver.com.
(0:45) MOXIE Could Help Future Rockets Launch Off Mars –
NASA developed a device called MOXIE which will attempt to make oxygen out of thin air (Mars atmosphere) so it can be used in rocket fuel.
(4:45) Scalable Approach for Manufacturing Transparent Wood –
Wood, but make it see-through! A team from UMD discovered a sustainable way to make wood that’s transparent.
(10:00) Real Time Arsenic Detection Via Plant Embedded Sensors –
MIT’s SMART group made nanosensors that turn rice, spinach, and ferns into “smart” plants that detect pollutants like arsenic to protect you from getting poisoned.
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