Scientist Jan Lukacevic checks a plant inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system at the Prague University of Life Sciences in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Growing strawberries on Mars? These Czech scientists are working on it

  • ‘Marsonaut’ experiment is based on aeroponics – growing plants in the air, without soil, and limiting water use to a minimum
  • Team has succeeded in growing mustard plants, salad leaves, radishes and herbs like basil and mint under extreme conditions
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Scientist Jan Lukacevic checks a plant inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system at the Prague University of Life Sciences in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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Bovine cells on-board the International Space Station were grown into small-scale muscle tissue using a 3D bioprinter. Photo: AFP

Space meat grown in lab for first time, 210 miles from Earth

  • Israeli company successfully cultures bovine cells on International Space Station
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Bovine cells on-board the International Space Station were grown into small-scale muscle tissue using a 3D bioprinter. Photo: AFP
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