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

By April Gocha / April 14, 2017

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.

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X-rays provide microscale view of how materials perform in extreme conditions

By April Gocha / March 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab and NASA researchers are modeling details of how materials respond to atmospheric entry conditions to help develop new materials, including materials for better spacecraft heatshields.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 1, 2017

Advanced materials power next-generation molecular separations, Tethon 3D to print replicas of the Mars Curiosity rover landing site, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 1, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 21, 2016

New machine mills in nanometer precision, advancing lithium-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2016.

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Video: Adorable interplanetary pioneers—CubeSats to soon travel to Mars with NASA’s Insight mission

By April Gocha / August 3, 2016

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing to send CubeSats on their first interplanetary mission—a journey to Mars.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 29, 2016

Ultra thin lens resolves chirality and color, photovoltaics that mimic rose petals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 29, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 6, 2016

Hydrogen from titania gets closer, new catalyst splits water 3X better, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 6, 2016.

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‘Martian concrete’ could be key to future human colonization on Mars

By Stephanie Liverani / January 8, 2016

If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what’s available on the red planet and without using water.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 15, 2015

More manufacturing jobs, tech to boost to ceramic industry, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 15, 2015.

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Modular ceramic structures give coral reefs a place to call home

By April Gocha / April 7, 2015

Designer Alex Goad has fabricated ceramic Modular Artificial Reef Structure (MARS) that can help damaged coral reefs rebuild, repair, and rebound.

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