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Video: Watch this 3-D printed, jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle soar

By April Gocha / February 1, 2017

Additive manufacturing company Stratasys and unmanned aerial vehicle systems manufacturing specialist Aurora Flight Sciences have teamed to fabricate something light, fast, and revolutionary—the first jet-powered, 3-D printed drone aircraft.

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‘Green’ living concrete supports photosynthesis, breathes carbon dioxide

By April Gocha / June 16, 2016

Researchers from BarcelonaTech in Spain are working to perfect living concrete—a layered formulation that allows photosynthetic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, and other microorganisms, to grow within the material itself.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

Graphene electrodes for OLEDs, mantis shrimp inspires ultrastrong materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 8, 2016.

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Supersonic revival: NASA developing quieter, more fuel-efficient supersonic commercial jet

By April Gocha / March 8, 2016

NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.

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Local Motors debuts new LM3D Swim to drive mass production of 3D-printed cars

By April Gocha / November 18, 2015

While Local Motors’ previous 3-D-printed car Strati was a prototype, the company has taken the concept one giant leap further—at this year’s SEMA show earlier this month, Local Motors debuted the LM3D Swim, its first attempt to enter 3-D printed cars into the mass production market.

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Power of materials: These door handles use titanium dioxide to stop the spread of germs

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.

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Strontium aluminate keeps Nissan Leaf’s glow-in-the-dark paint shining bright after the sun sets

By April Gocha / May 8, 2015

Nissan’s European arm is the first vehicle manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark paint to a vehicle—and the results are glowing.

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