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Algae space race tests Thais

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Four Thai students had a rare chance to conduct an experiment in a simulated zero-gravity environment in Japan to prove if they could raise algae in space. 

Four Thai science students prepare experiments on algae movements in a zerogravity environmenton board a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency parabolic flight in Nagoya. They aim to find out if Chlamydomonas reinhardtiicanberaised andturned intoasource of food and hydrogen at a space station. PHOTOCOURTESYOF THE NATIONAL SCIENCEAND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAGENCY

They want to test a theory that a single-cell green algae about 10 micrometres in diameter moves towards light as it usually does when on Earth.

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