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Hey, I didn’t forget that I promised to talk to you about the NATO experiment!

On Wednesday I wrapped up NATO by removing the experiment containers from the Kubik incubator and putting them into the MELFI freezer, their biological state being frozen until researchers on the ground can get hold of them and do their post-flight analysis.

The full name of the experiment is Nanoparticles and Osteoporosis and, like Osteo-4 from the last logbook, it studies the bone. But while Osteo-4 is interested in determining the mechanisms that make us loose bone mass in microgravity, NATO want to see what we can do about it and, in particular, if a particular type of nanoparticles could be effective in counteracting bone loss.

See, it’s not very intuitive, but bone is a living tissue that is constantly destroyed and reformed. Cells called osteoclasts destroy bone, other cells called osteoblasts produce new bone. As long as destruction and production are in balance, everything is good, but in weightlessness this balance is disturbed and osteoclasts win. That’s also what happens when people suffer of osteoporosis, unfortunately a common problem!

NATO observes in vitro the effects of adding to bone tissue  various doses of “strontium-containing-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles”, or nHAP-Sr. Some ground studies have suggested that adding nHAP-Sr could be effective in impeding osteoclasts in their bone-destructing job, which would promote a more favorable balance in the bone destruction/production cycle. A promising research for us astronauts in space and for people on the ground suffering from bone loss!

But it’s not science all the time up here of course. We do need to keep the Station up and running, which also means periodically changing the Recycle Tank in our Urine Processing Assembly, or UPA. You can see the UPA in the picture, it occupies the deck area beneath our space toilet. What’s left of our urine after being processed in UPA, a dense greenish and not-so-pleasant-smelly liquid called brine, is collected in the recycle tank, which of course needs to be swapped when full.

But I did end the day with another cool new experiment called Nematode muscle. I’ll tell you all about it next time!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS 
qui: http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa  ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por
+Carlos Lallana Borobio
http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE)  Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de
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Hey, I didn’t forget that I promised to talk to you about the NATO experiment!

On Wednesday I wrapped up NATO by removing the experiment containers from the Kubik incubator and putting them into the MELFI freezer, their biological state being frozen until researchers on the ground can get hold of them and do their post-flight analysis.

The full name of the experiment is Nanoparticles and Osteoporosis and, like Osteo-4 from the last logbook, it studies the bone. But while Osteo-4 is interested in determining the mechanisms that make us loose bone mass in microgravity, NATO want to see what we can do about it and, in particular, if a particular type of nanoparticles could be effective in counteracting bone loss.

See, it’s not very intuitive, but bone is a living tissue that is constantly destroyed and reformed. Cells called osteoclasts destroy bone, other cells called osteoblasts produce new bone. As long as destruction and production are in balance, everything is good, but in weightlessness this balance is disturbed and osteoclasts win. That’s also what happens when people suffer of osteoporosis, unfortunately a common problem!

NATO observes in vitro the effects of adding to bone tissue  various doses of “strontium-containing-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles”, or nHAP-Sr. Some ground studies have suggested that adding nHAP-Sr could be effective in impeding osteoclasts in their bone-destructing job, which would promote a more favorable balance in the bone destruction/production cycle. A promising research for us astronauts in space and for people on the ground suffering from bone loss!

But it’s not science all the time up here of course. We do need to keep the Station up and running, which also means periodically changing the Recycle Tank in our Urine Processing Assembly, or UPA. You can see the UPA in the picture, it occupies the deck area beneath our space toilet. What’s left of our urine after being processed in UPA, a dense greenish and not-so-pleasant-smelly liquid called brine, is collected in the recycle tank, which of course needs to be swapped when full.

But I did end the day with another cool new experiment called Nematode muscle. I’ll tell you all about it next time!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS 
qui: http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa  ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por
+Carlos Lallana Borobio
http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE)  Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de
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Giovedì 7 maggio in tutta Europa si celebrerà il 10° compleanno di eTwinning. In tutti i Paesi aderenti all’azione sono in programma numerose iniziative per festeggiare questo avvenimento. In Italia, oltre che in molte scuole, una celebrazione si terrà anche a Firenze, all’interno delle iniziative dell’Agenzia Erasmus+ Indire previste per il Festival d'Europa, intitolate "Erasmus+Firenze=Europa". Qui le info su come partecipare: http://etwinning.indire.it/articolo.php?id_cnt=3609 ‪#‎eTwinningDay‬
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Giorno di lutto oggi per la letteratura e per l'umanità: è morto Gunther Grass, indimenticato autore de Il tamburo di latta

Quello che deve essere detto, Gunther Grass, 

Perché taccio, passo sotto silenzio troppo a lungo
quanto è palese e si è praticato
in giochi di guerra alla fine dei quali, da sopravvissuti,
noi siamo tutt’al più le note a margine.
E’ l’affermato diritto al decisivo attacco preventivo
che potrebbe cancellare il popolo iraniano
soggiogato da un fanfarone e spinto al giubilo
organizzato,
perché nella sfera di sua competenza si presume
la costruzione di un’atomica.
E allora perché mi proibisco
di chiamare per nome l’altro paese,
in cui da anni — anche se coperto da segreto —
si dispone di un crescente potenziale nucleare,
però fuori controllo, perché inaccessibile
a qualsiasi ispezione?
Il silenzio di tutti su questo stato di cose,
a cui si è assoggettato il mio silenzio,
lo sento come opprimente menzogna
e inibizione che prospetta punizioni
appena non se ne tenga conto;
il verdetto «antisemitismo» è d’uso corrente.
Ora però, poiché dal mio paese,
di volta in volta toccato da crimini esclusivi
che non hanno paragone e costretto a giustificarsi,
di nuovo e per puri scopi commerciali, anche se
con lingua svelta la si dichiara «riparazione»,
dovrebbe essere consegnato a Israele
un altro sommergibile, la cui specialità
consiste nel poter dirigere annientanti testate là dove
l’esistenza di un’unica bomba atomica non è provata
ma vuol essere di forza probatoria come spauracchio,
dico quello che deve essere detto.
Perché ho taciuto finora?
Perché pensavo che la mia origine,
gravata da una macchia incancellabile,
impedisse di aspettarsi questo dato di fatto
come verità dichiarata dallo Stato d’Israele
al quale sono e voglio restare legato.
Perché dico solo adesso,
da vecchio e con l’ultimo inchiostro:
La potenza nucleare di Israele minaccia
la così fragile pace mondiale?
Perché deve essere detto
quello che già domani potrebbe essere troppo tardi;
anche perché noi — come tedeschi con sufficienti
colpe a carico —
potremmo diventare fornitori di un crimine
prevedibile, e nessuna delle solite scuse
cancellerebbe la nostra complicità.
E lo ammetto: non taccio più
perché dell’ipocrisia dell’Occidente
ne ho fin sopra i capelli; perché è auspicabile
che molti vogliano affrancarsi dal silenzio,
esortino alla rinuncia il promotore
del pericolo riconoscibile e
altrettanto insistano perché
un controllo libero e permanente
del potenziale atomico israeliano
e delle installazioni nucleari iraniane
sia consentito dai governi di entrambi i paesi
tramite un’istanza internazionale.
Solo così per tutti, israeliani e palestinesi,
e più ancora, per tutti gli uomini che vivono
ostilmente fianco a fianco in quella
regione occupata dalla follia ci sarà una via d’uscita,
e in fin dei conti anche per noi.
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L+150: Logbook

Hey, I didn’t forget that I promised to talk to you about the NATO experiment!

On Wednesday I wrapped up NATO by removing the experiment containers from the Kubik incubator and putting them into the MELFI freezer, their biological state being frozen until researchers on the ground can get hold of them and do their post-flight analysis.

The full name of the experiment is Nanoparticles and Osteoporosis and, like Osteo-4 from the last logbook, it studies the bone. But while Osteo-4 is interested in determining the mechanisms that make us loose bone mass in microgravity, NATO want to see what we can do about it and, in particular, if a particular type of nanoparticles could be effective in counteracting bone loss.

See, it’s not very intuitive, but bone is a living tissue that is constantly destroyed and reformed. Cells called osteoclasts destroy bone, other cells called osteoblasts produce new bone. As long as destruction and production are in balance, everything is good, but in weightlessness this balance is disturbed and osteoclasts win. That’s also what happens when people suffer of osteoporosis, unfortunately a common problem!

NATO observes in vitro the effects of adding to bone tissue  various doses of “strontium-containing-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles”, or nHAP-Sr. Some ground studies have suggested that adding nHAP-Sr could be effective in impeding osteoclasts in their bone-destructing job, which would promote a more favorable balance in the bone destruction/production cycle. A promising research for us astronauts in space and for people on the ground suffering from bone loss!

But it’s not science all the time up here of course. We do need to keep the Station up and running, which also means periodically changing the Recycle Tank in our Urine Processing Assembly, or UPA. You can see the UPA in the picture, it occupies the deck area beneath our space toilet. What’s left of our urine after being processed in UPA, a dense greenish and not-so-pleasant-smelly liquid called brine, is collected in the recycle tank, which of course needs to be swapped when full.

But I did end the day with another cool new experiment called Nematode muscle. I’ll tell you all about it next time!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS 
qui: http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa  ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por
+Carlos Lallana Borobio
http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE)  Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de
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Thinglink est un outil en ligne qui va vous permettre de créer des images interactives et de les partager facilement.Autant l’avouer tout de suite je suis un grand fan de ThingLink, dont j’ai déjà parlé ici sur Allweb2.ThingLink a de mon point de vue un gros potentiel pour un usage en classe et plus largement dans l’enseignement. Thinglink permet d’insérer des points multimédias dans une image fixe. Autrement dit dans une photo. Via Frédéric DEBA...
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Scuola e distruttori. Da amici
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Renzi, Giannini, Profumo, Gelmini ... sono solo degli utili idioti al servizio di una strategia iniziata da tempo e tesa a distruggere l
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Ricordate Rosetta? la sonda in orbita intorno alla cometa 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Questa serie di immagini dalla prima all'ultima sono state prese dal 31 gennaio di quest'anno fino al 31 marzo scorso, denotano l'attività della cometa che piano piano va aumentando, lo testimoniano gli sbuffi sempre più grandi e presenti da circa metà degli scatti fino all'ultimo. Gas e polveri che cominciano a sublimare per l'effetto dell'avvivinamento dell'astro chiomato al sole. In questo momento precisamente sta avvicinandosi ed è posizionata tra l'orbita di Mrte e la Terra, il massimo avvicinamento al sole è previsto per questa estate ad agosto, allora il getto di polveri e gas che formeranno la coda  sarà lungo qualche milione di km.......
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