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NASA successfully tests 3D-printed rocket engine fuel injector

NASA successfully tests 3D-printed rocket engine fuel injector | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it
Nasa says it has successfully tested a miniature version of a rocket engine part produced by a laser-powered 3D printer.
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Giant solar plane could stay airborne for 5 years, replace some satellites

Giant solar plane could stay airborne for 5 years, replace some satellites | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

The Solara is intended to loft a payload to 20,000 meters [60,000+ feet] and then keep it there for 5 years, running entirely on solar power. It functions a bit like a satellite, except substantially cheaper and much more versatile. And, you can get it back when you're done.

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3D-Printed Lego-Like Blocks Can Be Assembled by Robots into Spaceships

3D-Printed Lego-Like Blocks Can Be Assembled by Robots into Spaceships | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Not too long ago, a couple of MIT scientists asked themselves a lofty question: "Can you 3-D print an airplane?" It didn't take long for them to realize that 3D printing anything on that scale was impractical. But 3D-printing thousands of small, Lego-like building blocks? That could work.

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