What Makes Research in Space so Significant for Us on Earth? Experiments in space provide rather unique challenges to scientists. Obviously, we are not dealing with permanent microgravity, nor with absolute vacuum or cosmic radiation here on Earth - but we can still learn a lot from solutions and logistics developed for space travel and the astronaut’s special training and experiences for the everyday laboratory work on our home planet
The ISS is the largest and most advanced workshop that has ever floated in space. A large part of astronauts’ daily work consists of conducting experiments that could have a practical use for life on Earth.
Scientific findings and results are the basis for far-reaching decisions. But how are these results and findings accomplished? What are the hurdles that scientists have to overcome to ensure the integrity of their data? We talked with leading researchers about their scientific aspirations and their confidence in scientific knowledge.
For the handling of highly pathogenic viruses and infected insects, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine has laboratories of all biosafety levels (BSL), up to the highest level 4 (BSL-4). A laboratory of this kind is designed to diagnose and investigate extremely hazardous pathogens. Learn from the experience of top specialists how to perfect sample safety in your laboratory.