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3D-printed Mars habitat could be a perfect fit for early SpaceX Starship colonies

by Eric Ralph, TESLARATI

Space architecture startup AI SpaceFactory achieved second place in the latest phase of a NASA-led competition, pitting several groups against each other in pursuit of designing a 3D-printed Mars habitat and physically demonstrating some of the technologies needed to build them.

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MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

by Lucas Mearian, Computerworld

The research also disproved that 3D graphene could replace helium in balloons

MIT researchers have been able to use graphene to print 3D objects with a geometry that has 10 times the strength of steel but only a fraction of the weight.

The discovery using the strongest material there is has the potential to enable lightweight products for airplanes, cars, buildings and even filtration devices because of the printed objects’ porous designs. Continue reading MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel