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July 10, 2017
6 teams share honors and money in NASA's 2nd 3-D Print a Habitat challenge
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
ASA has awarded a total of $201,023 to teams of citizen inventors that have reached the latest milestone of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, completing the Phase 2: Level 2 Beam Member competition. The teams are working to find ways to 3-D print habitation structures using recyclables and simulated Martian soil, a technology goal that could support deep space exploration and advance construction capabilities on Earth. For this level, which is the second of three sub-competitions within Phase 2 ... read more

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Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral
In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry. ... more
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SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
SES and MDA, a global communications and information company, has announced an agreement for an initial satellite life extension mission using an on-orbit refuelling vehicle being built by SSL, a US ... more
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Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017
D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way through a dedicated device at the end of its mission, was successfully launched on Friday J ... more
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Scanning the surface of lithium titanate
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: ... more
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Custom-made clothes for all within reach says top designer
Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato claimed Wednesday that he has cracked a digital technique which could revolutionise fashion with mass made-to-measure clothes. ... more
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Seawater makes ancient Roman concrete stronger
Most people think of sea water as corrosive and erosive. But centuries of exposure to seawater has made ancient Roman concrete stronger. Now, researchers know how. ... more
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The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science
With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight ... more
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New measurement will help redefine international unit of mass
Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made their most precise determination yet of Planck's constant, an i ... more

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The sharpest laser in the world
No one had ever come so close to the ideal laser before: theoretically, laser light has only one single color (also frequency or wavelength). In reality, however, there is always a certain linewidth ... more
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Johns Hopkins scientists develop super-strong metal for next tech frontier
The technological future of everything from cars and jet engines to oil rigs, along with the gadgets, appliances and public utilities comprising the internet of things, will depend on microscopic se ... more
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NIST 'noise thermometry' yields accurate new measurements of boltzmann constant
By measuring the random jiggling motion of electrons in a resistor, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have contributed to accurate new measurements of the Bolt ... more
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New polymer goes for a walk when illuminated
Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology and Kent State University have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To this e ... more
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Fixation of powder catalysts on electrodes
Chemists at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have developed a new method to tightly fix catalyst powders on electrode surfaces. Currently, the high physical stress induced on catalyst films by gas evolving r ... more
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A bioplastic derived from soy protein which can absorb up to 40 times its own weight
Researchers from the group "Technology and design of multi-component products" at the University of Seville, together with experts from the University of Huelva, have obtained a natural bioplastic f ... more
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True romance in the air at Tokyo virtual reality show
It is Saturday night and you want to have a date with someone special, but you're too tired to get off the sofa. ... more
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Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. This debris poses a threat to satellites, space vehicles an ... more

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Study: Plants use hydrogen peroxide as sunscreen
Plants need sunlight to survive. But like humans, plants can suffer damage from overexposure. Plants can get sunburned, too. ... more
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Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system
Shortly after lasers were first developed in the 1960s, LiDAR - whose name originated as a combination of "light" and "radar" - capitalized on the newly unique precision they offered for measuring b ... more
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Scientists find 3,000-year-old cloth, earliest evidence of chemical dyeing
Archaeologists have recovered the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing. The evidence is a 3,000-year-old piece of cloth found in Israel's Arava desert. ... more
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Nagoya University chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainable future
The uncertain future of oil feedstocks and environmental pressure are forcing the chemical industry to adapt and find new renewable sources to sustain its activities. Biomass from sources including ... more
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Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elements
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory discovered that they could functionalize magnetic materials through a thoroughly unlikely method, by adding amounts of the virtually no ... more
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Ahead of the curve
3D printers have been around since the 1980s, but we are still far from maximizing their potential. One active area of research and development is "self-actuating" objects: flat materials that trans ... more
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Equipping form with function
Common toys such as steerable cars or waving wind-up figures are available as 3D-printable models, which also contain their mechanical components. However, these mechanical structures are optimized ... more
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New photoacoustic technique detects gases at parts-per-quadrillion level
A team of researchers has found a way to detect trace gases down to concentrations at the parts-per-quadrillion level using a new variation on the photoacoustic effect, a technique that measures the ... more
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