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NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

With a 3-D printer to be launched next year, the astronauts will not require to take every tool they might need in the space from Earth. NASA is in the final stages of launching this game changer in the size of a toaster.

With the help of this 3-D printer, numerous designs could be created. The printer will extrude various plastic layers upon layers from long coiled strands.

These strands are extensively used by the jewellery makers for making exquisite jewellery and also by the doctors for creating replacement joints.

‘Gravity’ Shows Space Struggle of 2 Astronauts

‘Gravity’ Shows Space Struggle of 2 Astronauts

Gravity, a movie by Warner Bros, shows two astronauts' survival after their spacecraft gets ruined due to space debris. Though the movie is a fantastic Hollywood entertainment, the risks shown in the movie are often witnessed by NASA astronauts.

NASA ensures that their astronauts in the space remain safe irrespective of the conditions seen by them there. To talk about the movie then actress Sandra Bullock, who is playing the role of one of the astronauts, has affirmed that in order to know about astronaut's job, she called up astronaut Cady Coleman.

USA can Reduce Greenhouse Gases Emissions by 17%

A draft report has been prepared that will be submitted to the United Nations. The draft report has unveiled that if the USA wants to reduce its greenhouse gases emissions relative to 2005 levels then it needs to make certain change.

The changes include decline in pollution coming from power plants as well as to bring a decline in the level of methane leaks. The U. S. State Department said that if these and other changes are included than the country is able to reduce its emissions by 17% and that too by 2020.

Judge Orders to Revaluate Sonar Usage Permits

Judge Orders to Revaluate Sonar Usage Permits

The Environment activist groups have now something great to celebrate for. The extensive use of sonar in training exercises along the West Coast by the U. S. Navy will be revaluated. The action will be taken considering the long term impact of these activities on the ocean life and especially on whales.

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USDA Designs Special Trap to Capture Everglades Pythons

USDA Designs Special Trap to Capture Everglades Pythons

It seems something is going wrong in the Florida Everglades. Federal wildlife officials have warned the people about invasion by Burmese pythons.

Wildlife Officials are trying their level best to control the invasion by such species. They tried radio tracking collars, a massive public hunt and even snake-sniffing dogs to protect the Floridians from these species.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) got an official document to design a special trap, the previous month.

Thomson Reuters Forecasts Nobel Laureates for this Year

Thomson Reuters Forecasts Nobel Laureates for this Year

The annual pre-Nobel Prize study has named Nanoscientist Chad A. Mirkin as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate 2013. This study is called as "Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates".

At present, Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University and is known worldwide for his distinguished contributions in the field of nanotechnology. He is also known for his extraordinary work in DNA nanotechnology.

The First of its Kind of Matter

The First of its Kind of Matter

The conventional wisdom about light is being challenged by scientists from Harvard and MIT. And it is suggested that they don't even need to visit a far away galaxy.

The research is being led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic. Along with their colleagues, they were successful in coaxing photons by binding them together to obtained molecules.

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U.S. Facility on the path of Major Nuclear fusion Development

U.S. Facility on the path of Major Nuclear fusion Development

It was a difficult task to re-generate the same nuclear reaction that becomes the power-source for the sun, up till now.

However, the engineers at the U. S. government's National Ignition Facility (NIF) said that they are about to reach the level where the impossible turns possible. The credit for the same goes to the intensely powerful laser arrays that are being brought in application by them.

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