Erick Hendrickson

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Space Station Astronaut Discusses Life in Space

Popular Science's Strange Reporting Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.<p>_This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. To honor it, _Popular Science _is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war …


The Greatest Space Hack Ever

How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts<p>In NASA’s 56 years of operation, it has put men on the moon and robots on Mars. But one of its greatest achievements is less well known: the hack that saved the lives of three stranded astronauts in 1970.<p>When an oxygen tank exploded as Apollo 13 …

Knowledge Management

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

A carnivorous plant has inspired an invention that may turn out to be a medical lifesaver.<p>Nepenthes, also known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, produce a superslippery surface that causes unfortunate insects that climb into the plant to slide to their doom.<p>Scientists at Harvard's Wyss …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …