Category: Biology

Spinning Brains

Researchers have long known that spinning spaceships like a merry-go-round could solve a lot of problems: In weightlessness, astronaut’s bones and muscles weaken. It’s tricky to eat and drink, and even use the bathroom. Inside a spinning spaceship, on the other hand, there would be an artificial gravity (due to centrifugal forces) that keeps bodies strong and makes everyday living easier. The problem is, spinning spaceships also come with a strong Coriolis effect…

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