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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

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.


Five materials science wonders to watch in 2015

December 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha

Jessica and Eileen have already provided their reflections on the year that’s almost past and the new one that's about to unfurl, and there’s just enough time for April to sneak in my perspective before the calendar flips to 2015.



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