The Week In Technology, Jan. 11-15, 2021

Japan's Lignosat wooden satellite
Japan’s LignoSat mission in 2023-24 will test wooden satellite construction and tree growth in space.
Credit: Kyoto University
Japan to Launch Wooden Satellite In Larry Niven’s 1984 science fiction novel The Integral Trees, people live in giant trees orbiting a neutron star. Now, Japanese researchers intend to launch a wooden satellite to investigate the growth and use of trees in space. Kyoto University and Sumitomo...

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