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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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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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Glass cockpit aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft sets the course for future space travel

By April Gocha / December 16, 2014

The Orion spacecraft, once ready for its human companions, will eventually be equipped with a glass cockpit control system, according to NASA.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 12, 2014

CoorsTek to acquire Japanese ceramics manufacturer, Purdue and GE form advanced manufacturing collaboration, prices to increase for raw materials, ceramic proppant plant to close, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 12, 2014.

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