Tag Archives: 3D

SpaceX’s Dragon Returns from ISS with Cargo

 SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA. Dragon will then be prepared ...

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Global Warming? Nasa Satellite Images, Data Help Scientists Map Melting Layers Deep Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA’s Operation IceBridge has helped scientists to find new evidence of a drained and refilled sub-glacial lake beneath Greenland’s Flade Ice Cap, a rare sub-ice body of water detected that sheds light on how global warming affects the Greenland Ice Sheet. Subglacial lakes are found in Antarctica and recent have mathematically predicted hundreds of them in Greenland but few have ...

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Flip-side of 3-D Printer: Replica of Bullet Developed for Deadly 3-D Printed Guns

A Pennsylvania-based machinist has developed a bullet designed to be fired specifically from 3D printed guns. His ammunition uses a thicker steel shell with a lead bullet inserted an inch inside. The shell is deep so that it can contain the explosion of the round’s gunpowder instead of transferring that force to the plastic body or barrel of the gun. ...

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NASA Focusing on 3D-Produced Air, Water for Use in Outer Planets for Astronauts

To enable deeper future space missions, NASA is focusing on technologies for In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) – the ability to find and use natural resources beyond the Earth. The project includes refining and storing consumables like breathable air, drinkable water, and even using these to grow food, if required in outer planets. “With ISRU, future astronauts may even be able ...

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