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NASA film astronauts from inside water ball in space

NASA astronauts have filmed themselves on the International Space Station - from inside a water ball.

Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst were investigating the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity last summer, but the video was only recently uploaded.

The trio submerged a Go-Pro camera in the water ball and filmed the experience:



Grand opening of £34m 'poo-powered' site

The conclusion of a two-year, £34 million project to create a self-powered sewage works in Bradford was marked with a grand opening today.

The new BioThelys Sludge Treatment Plant Credit: Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water’s Esholt site will become the company’s first entirely ‘poo-powered’ site thanks to one of the UK’s only operational BioThelys Sludge Treatment Plants.

The technology creates enough renewable energy to power the 750-acre site by generating biogas from the 30,000 tonnes of sludge that comes through the site each year.

Yorkshire Water Chief Executive Richard Flint and Community Engagement Manager John Bond formally open the new technology with Bradford Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Gibbons. Credit: Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water says it will reduce their carbon footprint by 9,000 tonnes a year.

The process also creates a product which can be used as a fertiliser by local farmers.

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