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Nasa to take first 3D-printer into space

Nasa to take first 3D-printer into space | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Nasa to take first 3D-printer into space
... A little larger than a shoe box, the printer has a metal shell with a glass window that offers a view of the goings-on within, so the crew can monitor the progress of the clips, buckles and containers they are printing. The designers say their machine could print anything from toilet pipes to life-saving tools, and imagine a future of game-changing capabilities – including the ability to manufacture kilometre-long megastructures that could not be launched from Earth, as well as construct entire spacecraft mined from asteroid materials."

 

from source: http://www.theguardian.com/

 

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ghbrett's insight:

This is an example of how 3D-printing and 3D-printers are being used in new and unusual environments. There have been discussions about how hospitals might use 3D printing for various medical purposes from external braces, to internal objects, or even printing tissue replacements. Also, 3D printers might be used at remote sites to manufacture replacement parts whether in plastic, steel, concrete, wood, or other materials not imagined yet.

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OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software

OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution." from source: http://www.openstack.org/

ghbrett's insight:

While MOOCs are a major topic these days. Big Data is near the top of the "What's Hot This Year" list for academia, research, government and business. OpenStack is  a solution from NASA and RackSpace to create an open source solution for many types of clouds to provide interoperability of search, retrieve, data, and content across differing cloud platforms or instances.

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