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  • Watch: Self-Healing Fungus Could Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

    18 Jan 2018
    Source: Siobhan Treacy
    A new self-healing fungi concrete, co-developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, may be the key to fixing America’s crumbling infrastructure. The self-healing fungi concrete could help fix the cracks in aging concrete permanently.
  • Watch: the Arkyd-6 Space Resource Exploration Mission

    16 Jan 2018
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources announced the successful launch of the Arkyd-6, containing a demonstration of technology designed to detect water resources in space.
  • World’s Deepest Oil and Gas Project

    12 Jan 2018
    Source: Shawn Martin
    The world’s deepest oil and gas project is producing an estimated 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day at peak production, which is only made possible by deploying an innovative floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.
  • Four Aerospace Developments to Look for in 2018

    12 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    From Virgin Orbit’s new small satellite launching rocket to a stratosphere-breaching solar-powered aircraft, 2018 has a busy launch schedule filled with flight tests and product rollouts.
  • In-home Robot Capable of Cleaning Floors, Fetching Items

    12 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Making its debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Aeolus robot from Aeolus Robotics checks off a number of boxes for those in search of a robot that could lend a hand at home.
  • Boeing Reveals a New Cargo Drone Prototype

    11 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    The electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) will serve as a flying test bed for Boeing researchers to advance autonomous technologies for future aerospace vehicles.
  • 7 Materials that Only Exist or are Made in Space

    11 Jan 2018
    Source: Gary Kardys, Principal Engineer
    Here are several examples of materials that are not made or cannot be reproduced on earth. Many of these "space materials" have unique structures and properties.
  • Using Dog Waste to Power Street Lights

    11 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Frustrated by the amount of dog waste appearing on the sidewalks of his neighborhood, inventor Brian Harper developed a way to power UK street lights using dog feces as a fuel source.
  • Why Prefabricated Construction is Changing the World

    11 Jan 2018
    Source: Shawn Martin
    Prefabricated construction is slowly gaining market share, fueled by its cost-effectiveness as well as its ability to reduce project timelines and offset the need of a skilled workforce.
  • Generation Orbit’s Hypersonic Testbed Completes Flight Tests Successfully

    10 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    The GO1 Inert Test Article (GO1-ITA) testbed was mounted under the fuselage of NASA’s C-20A research aircraft.
  • Bell Helicopter Unveils Urban Flying Taxi

    09 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    Unveiled at CES 2018, the air vehicle has space for a pilot, three passengers and their luggage and promises to cut travel times compared to ground-based options.
  • Watch: Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle in a Lab from Just Human Skin Cells

    09 Jan 2018
    Source: Siobhan Treacy
    Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • 3D-printed Home That Can Be Built in Just Eight Hours

    08 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    Imagine being able to simplify the construction of a brand-new home so much so that instead of dealing with unending time frames and an ever-increasing budget, you could have an inexpensive home in just eight hours. Thanks to help from its 3D-printing robot, PassivDom has been able to achieve such a feat.
  • Watch: Wash and Recovery Method Speeds Decontamination

    07 Jan 2018
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Interchangeable equipment, tools and materials promise a faster, more efficient approach to radiodecontamination in urban environments.
  • NASA Video Pays Tribute to Astronaut John Young

    07 Jan 2018
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and was the first to fly into space six times.
  • Manufacturing in Space: Part 1

    05 Jan 2018
    Source: Eric Olson
    In-space 3D printing is a rapidly maturing technology that is poised to provide a number of benefits to space operations, from reduced launch costs to improved satellite designs.
  • More Amputees Returning to Active Duty Thanks to Technology

    05 Jan 2018
    Source: Marie Donlon
    It used to be that if service members experienced an injury as serious as the loss of a limb, his or her active duty career might effectively be over.
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