ISS GROWING PLANTS IN SPACE

From selecting the right type of plants and the right type of lighting, to dreaming up water delivery systems that work in zero gravity, the ISS team are currently growing food in an environment alien to plant life - and our NXplorers teams are doing the same back home on earth.

As we explored above, a NXplorers team in Qatar have made inhospitable soil fertile using magnetised water. In Oman, a team of NXplorers are using paper to feed their plants. And in Singapore, NXplorers are taking plant growing out onto the open seas.

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REIMAGINING MAGNETIC FORCES AS A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM

NXplorers students in Qatar Science & Technology School for Boys, in Doha, reimagined magnetic forces to develop a solution that reduced the acidity of native soil. Their project increases the arability of the land allowing crops to be grown so Qatar could become more self-sufficient as an economy. The reduction in the country’s reliance upon imports will directly contribute towards a more prosperous economy.
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Trinidad: Carbon Capture Filter

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Trinidad one winner Kaveer Phillips used NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine a carbon capture device to reduce emissions in engines.
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Singapore: Hydrobox water harvesting

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Singapore Team Hydrogen Bond used NXthinking tools like the Connections Circle Feasibility Funnel to identify a low energy method of harvesting clean water for the growth of crops.
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Qatar: Water filtration & emissions

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Qatar Team Elite used the NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine the ways in which water and energy interact to deliver water to the people of Qatar.
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