Satellites are often thought of as being behemoths made of steel and solar panels, but an 18 year old Indian student named Rifath Shaarook has 3D printed a satellite that fits in the palm of your hand. The ultra-light...
Space travel requires us to be able to make use of materials which are present on extraterrestrial surfaces. Until now, much of the research into 3D printing objects from extraterrestrial materials has been done with hard materials. According to...
American global defense and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, recently announced plans to invest $1,000,000 in establishing an additive manufacturing facility at Denver's Metropolitan State University. This lab would be the first of its kind in Colorado, dedicated to developing...
Whizzing around the Earth at speeds up to 17,500 MPH are half a million pieces of space junk, according to NASA--and that was in 2013. Although we don’t like to litter up our streets, our orbit is chock full...
Image credit Nano3D BiosciencesAccording to the American Cancer Society, an estimate of nearly 1.7 million cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US alone in 2017. With many of us having family or friends battling this vicious ailment, new...
The many uses of graphene and other carbon-based structures such as carbon nanotubes have been making rounds in the news for the last decade. Usually, it’s alongside the terms lightest, darkest, strongest, and other -est’s, because carbon is one...
Right now, you can buy 3D printed shoes, 3D printed food, and, yes, even 3D printed fidget spinners. We even have 3D printed body parts.  It’s no surprise that the 3D printing trend is gaining momentum quickly, especially as...
NASA is experimenting with 3D printed radiation shielding and radiation sensors known as Radiation Environment Sensors (REMs) to determine the effects and levels of radiation in space on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) that launched on a SpaceX...
For decades, space exploration and experimentation has been the playground for world governments and wealthy academics. Exposure to space was limited to sci-fi, the odd government broadcast, and conspiracy theories. Normal people could only buy their loved ones stars...
Nasa recently delayed their manned mission to Mars, but even more recently, NASA decided to push forward with their plans to explore 16 Psyche, an asteroid that is composed of almost exclusively nickel-iron ore. The value of this asteroid...

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