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Humans are taking down trees by the billions and reforestation efforts can’t keep up. Now there’s a company that plans to repopulate our forests from the sky.
Lasers are one of the most widely used tools in manufacturing and can create fine features that are difficult or impossible to make using traditional machining equipment.
Rapid advancements in 3D printing that have fueled the development of advanced manufacturing applications are well-known. New printing techniques and their ability to print objects from a growing variety of materials such as plastics, metals, ceramics, and more allow developers and manufacturers to speed prototyping, streamline supply chains, and produce complex designs not previously possible. Even so, there are limits to what can be done because the materials are rigid. What is the next step? It's 4D printing.
Over fifty years ago, NASA astronauts made history when they first stepped onto the moon. Fast forward to today, and instead of government-funded missions fueled by discovery and national pride, a crop of private companies are emerging with missions of returning to the moon to exploit its resources with the hopes of planet-sized profits.
A new study by researchers at Corning, The Pennsylvania State University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital (China) evaluates the ability of bioactive glasses to stimulate muscle regeneration.