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Title: 3-D Printer Makes Structures with Lunar-Like Material

3-D Printer Makes Structures with Lunar-Like Material

December 4th, 2012

A proof-of-concept 3-D printing job using lunarlike material shows that quick-and-dirty tools or spare parts could be manufactured on the moon. John Matson… Go to Episode

Forensic Astronomer Dates Monet Vision

September 11th, 2014

Texas State University astronomer Donald Olson combined solar, tidal and weather data to identify the likely moment of the image in the Monet work Impression,… Go to Episode

Dark Matter Looks WIMPy

September 24th, 2014

Data from the International Space Station-based Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment supports the idea that dark matter consists of the invisible particles… Go to Episode

Star-Forming Clouds May Spit Out Life’s Building Blocks

October 9th, 2014

Astronomers have discovered one of the largest and most complex organic molecules yet in a gaseous star-forming region of interstellar space. Clara Moskowitz… Go to Episode