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Cultivating Mars colonization: 3-D printing method uses extraterrestrial soil to build biodegradable parts on site

April 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.


Other materials stories that may be of interest

March 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets could offer alternative to graphene, supercomputer helps design jets from composite materials that will burn less fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 15, 2017.



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