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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Building houses with 3D printing technology

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:34pm by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to form an object. The "inks" are most commonly plastic polymers and metals. The technology has existed since the 1980s although, until now, it has not been capable or cost-effective ... manufacturers surveyed, two-thirds were already using 3D printing. Foster + Partners started its journey in January 2013, joining a European Space Agency consortium set up to explore the idea ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Jamie Carter

    ... the development of new communications technologies. That might seem vague, but even a quick glance at your smartphone will reveal a glaring example of how research and development for space missions has ... biopsy technique is sparing millions of women pain, scars and radiation exposure. Other space technologies also finding life-saving uses back on earth include SunDanzer Refrigeration's ...

  3. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... of the launch, and meets Nasa’s strict safety standards. The space agency envisions astronauts one day cranking out spare parts as needed. For now, the printer will be used as a technology demonstrator, ... Agencies in Camp Canaveral and Washington A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies – including offbeat cargo ...

  4. News - World - ACCIDENT

    Unmanned Antares space rocket explodes on lift-off after failed US launch

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 08:15am by Reuters

    ... Technologies, or SpaceX, which is preparing for its fourth flight under a separate US$1.6 billion Nasa contract. Outfitted with a new, more powerful upper-stage engine, the Antares rocket launched ... is developing technology to mine asteroids. The satellite, designated A3, was to be released into space by a commercially owned small spacecraft launcher aboard the station. ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ...X, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, had already won a Nasa contract to ferry cargo to the space station. But this is another mark in Musk's favour as he lobbies to level ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Contracts awarded to Boeing and newcomer SpaceX to launch astronauts into space and end dependence on Russia for space station flights Nasa launches ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... and technology- couldn't be more different. Musk, the billionaire who shook up the car industry with Tesla Motors' battery-powered cars, nurtures a Silicon Valley start-up culture at Space ... Bloomberg in Chicago and Los Angeles Companies in running for contract to ferry astronauts to international orbiter by 2017 SpaceX, Boeing wait on space taxi funding Entrepreneur Elon ...

  7. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Google executive makes historic 42,000-metre skydive from the edge of space

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 01:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Roswell, US Alan Eustace breaks the sound barrier, with his freefall making a sonic boom on the ground, in a record-breaking feat of space engineering Supersonic ... from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, Reuters

    ... denied the project had anything to do with creating a "space weapon" that could knock down other satellites. The US Air Force says the X-37B can test technology for "reusable" ... for reusable-space-vehicle technologies". The total costs of the programme and budget line items associated with it are likewise classified. The latest mission was the third and the longest so far ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    When fiction hits lull, novelist turns to technology

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh Fiction novelist finds a technology book in him Indian novelist Vikram Chandra was 12 years old when he wrote his first work of published fiction- a sci-fi story that appeared ... writing at the University of California in Berkeley, spoke with Ajay Singh about how information technology is transforming our lives. You could have probably written this book in any given year ...




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