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The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop …

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Space X Launches Privatized Space Travel into the Mainstream

Space travel, the next frontier, has largely been a governmental expedition to this point in history. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk are working to privatize this process and successfully transition space travel and exploration from governments to the private sector. Elon Musk not only is heavily involved in privatized space exploration, he is also …

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Enables 3D Printing of Alloy Metals

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he technology to 3D print a single part from multiple materials has been around for years, but only for polymer-based additive manufacturing processes. For metals, jobs are typically confined to a single powdered base metal or alloy per object. However, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say they are in development of a 3D printing …

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The Creative and Business Lessons of the Mars Rover

Forget the rarified image of NASA projects. Before it even reached Mars, the Mars rover Curiosity had already influenced and borrowed from an eclectic range of industries back on Earth. As the most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, prepared to touch down on the red planet at 1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6 after an eight-month journey, …

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DARPA Funds Starship to Develop Human Interstellar Flight Capabilities

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Voyager 1, which is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere that forms the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space, is set to be the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. It has taken the car-sized probe over 35 years to reach its current point, but at its current speed …

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