Best Tech Stories around the web #234

This week: ESA plant shows how astronauts could extract oxygen from moondust, lexus designs space vehicles for humans on the moon and BCXSY's Reciprocal Syntax installation explores the nature of collaboration via a seesaw.

INNOVATION

ESA plant shows how astronauts could extract oxygen from moondust by designboom.com

the european space agency (ESA) has opened a plant in the netherlands designed to extract oxygen from moondust. the oxygen extraction uses a method called molten salt electrolysis, which involves placing the material in a metal basket with molten calcium chloride salt to serve as an electrolyte, heated to 950°c. Read more

DESIGN

lexus designs space vehicles for humans on the moon by designboom.com

the design team at lexus has unveiled a series of lunar vehicles intended to help future residents on the moon. one concept – which carries a single rider – is called zero gravity, and inspired by the brand’s LF-30 concept and electrified vision. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

BCXSY's Reciprocal Syntax installation explores the nature of collaboration via a seesaw by dezeen.com

Design studio BCXSY used a seesaw as a metaphor for the creative process in their installation Reciprocal Syntax, which allows two riders to together build an audiovisual landscape through play. Read more.