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How do you stop astronauts going mad?

When the space race started, some scientists worried life in space would prove too much for humans. Can we cope with missions that may take years?<p>"Impulsive, suicidal, sexually-aberrant thrill seeker." What kind of person might that describe? A Big Brother contestant? A Base jumper? A cult leader? …

Uber hires NASA aircraft engineer to help develop flying cars at Uber Elevate

Uber is making moves to expand the scope of its flying car experiment – the company just hired NASA engineer Mark Moore, who worked at the federal agency as an advanced aircraft engineer and basically kickstarted the current interest in vertical take-off and landing craft for short-haul urban …

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Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

Siemens completes key test of 3D-printed gas-turbine blades

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German engineering group Siemens has run a successful test of power generation gas turbine blades produced wholly by metal-based 3D printing by UK-based Materials Solutions, which it bought last year.<p>Siemens logo is pictured on a CT scan in the manufacturing plant of Siemens …

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How Profitable Is SpaceX, Really?

Last year, prior to the big SpaceXplosion -- which kind of knockedSpaceX off the rails-- we spent a lot of time digging into SpaceX's finances. We asked:How does SpaceX make money? And we answered the question: "How profitable is SpaceX" when it makes all that money?<p>Much of this was based on …

Investing

The Next Big Thing in 3-D Printing? Shapeshifting Materials

A team of researchers at MIT found a way to alter objects after they're printed.<p>Three-dimensional printers have brought major advances to every corner of manufacturing: Scientists have used the process to engineer human tissue, print a rubber material to make drones less dangerous to people on the …

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3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

Boeing says its 3D printed microlattice is 'world's lightest metal'

Oct 15, 2015 | By Benedict<p>Aerospace company <b>Boeing</b> have released a short film demonstrating the huge potential of their unique 3D printed microlattice …

Engineering

CIA puts almost 12 million declassified files online for the first time

The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. Included in the database are US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details …