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Take a look at the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine

February 15th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

3D printing in one piece avoids the weaknesses of welding. It’s a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket’s second stage. Inside the engineering prototype’s shell is what it claims is the “world’s largest” 3D printed rocket engine, which is […]



Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

January 18th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

A photo of the cotton sprout. ‘This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface,’ said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated onboard a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said. […]



6 of the most amazing things that were 3D-printed in 2018

December 29th, 2018 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

  From bridges to cars, 3D printing proved this year that it’s still relevant and exciting. The hype may have died down a little, but 3D printing was still creating waves in manufacturing in 2018. On the important-but-boring side, manufacturing companies are using the tech for things like weight reduction and cost savings. More interestingly, […]



19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019

December 28th, 2018 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

Last year was dizzying, with exciting moments that were both good (the Central Park duck! Lena Dunham’s comeuppance!) and bad (tiny sunglasses! market volatility!). But if the experts who track social change are to be believed, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Next year promises even bigger surprises both in real life and online…



Rocket launch in New Zealand brings quick, cheap space access

December 11th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Launch sends Rocket Lab to lead in global space competition Six satellites carried into low orbit from sheep farm launchCheap, quick access to space has officially arrived — and in some serious style.On a late Sunday afternoon in New Zealand, Rocket Lab successfully launched its third rocket. Dozens of employees gathered at the company’s headquarters […]



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