New autophage rocket devours itself for fuel

New autophage rocket devours itself for fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A rocket that consumes itself for fuel could dramatically reduce the cost of future satellite launches.   A team of engineers from Scotland and Ukraine have developed what they call an “Autophage” rocket that would consume its own structure as it hurtles into space, and...

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PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours

PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As 3D printing techniques improve we’ll see more house builders embrace the technology to build bigger and better homes faster and cheaper than they do today.   Building a house by hand can be both time consuming and expensive, which is why more and more...

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Ukraines army uses Hololens to make their tanks invisible

Ukraines army uses Hololens to make their tanks invisible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Augmented reality systems can be used in novel ways to change how you see the world and they have cross industry applications.   In the latest example of consumer technology adapted for military applications, Microsoft’s Hololens is being put to work to allow tank crews...

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