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Conducting science experiments outside of Earth is always a problem. Now it can be much easier thanks to an unusual modular device – a new type of chip lab.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have discovered a way to improve the conduct of microbiology experiments in space. They have developed a device that can be used to activate and track the growth of bacteria Sporosarcina pasteurii for several days with minimal human involvement. Described in detail in astronautics law.

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