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3D Printed Soft Muscle Could Mean Lifelike Robots

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed muscle

Image by ronymichaud [CC0 1.0] via Pixabay

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have further narrowed the gap between science-fiction and reality by 3D printing muscle. Continue reading “3D Printed Soft Muscle Could Mean Lifelike Robots” »

SpaceX’s Explosive Road to Reuse

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage

Image (crop from original) by SpaceX [Content on YouTube] via YouTube

Despite engineers at SpaceX having many innovation firsts to share, the millions of viewers of their latest video proves sharing what not to do can be as just valuable and entertaining. Continue reading “SpaceX’s Explosive Road to Reuse” »

‘Medical Selfies’ – Replacing Doctor Visits with Apps

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Kardia Mobile

Image (crop from original) by AliveCor, Inc. [Content on YouTube] via YouTube

Since first achieving mass adoption in 1999 in Japan, the smartphone has rapidly evolved, leaving many forms of technology by the wayside such as desktop computers, telephones, and televisions. Could its next immolation be physical doctor’s visits? Continue reading “‘Medical Selfies’ – Replacing Doctor Visits with Apps” »

NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Refabricator

Image by NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given [public domain] via NASA website

Instead of overcoming lengthy resupply trips for deep space exploration, NASA plans to eliminate them through recycling, reusing, and 3D printing. Continue reading “NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space” »

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