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NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via NASA.gov

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

Clean Energy: What about Nuclear Power Plants?

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by

Nuclear plant

Aerial View of Salem, NJ, Nuclear Power Plant (Source: Nuclear Street, https://nuclearstreet.com)

It has been nearly 75 years since the creation the world’s first artificial fission reactor by Enrico Fermi and his team.  Fermi’s reactor led to the development and construction of civilian nuclear power plants that supply electricity to the public in dozens of countries. Continue reading “Clean Energy: What about Nuclear Power Plants?” »

Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by

seaweed

Image by David Boozer [CC0 1.0] via pexels

The average American’s fondness for plastic disposable water bottles wanes quickly after consumption, recycling less than a quarter consumed annually with the remainder destined for the landfill. A London-based startup may hold the key to reversing this trend by eliminating the package – or at least the plastic. Continue reading “Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”” »

Space industry energy technology becomes mainstream

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by

Space Energy Technology

Developing technologies to operate under narrow constraints, like those necessary for anything designed for the space program, can lead down some innovative paths. Scientists and engineers are forced to think creatively about solving problems, and they are much more likely to draw upon newer or less well-known technologies to help.

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