- NASA plans to launch a 3-D printer to the International Space Station
- The tool will let astronauts replace lost or broken items
- Launching spares takes up space and adds weight to launches
- Printer will be ready in June for a SpaceX mission to the station
- The printer will be used to make tools and parts
- Inventor: 3-D printing in space is ‘like Christmas’
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.
The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools. Doctors use them to make replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite jewelry.
In NASA labs, engineers are 3-D printing small satellites that could shoot out of the Space Station and transmit data to earth, as well as replacement parts and rocket pieces that can survive extreme temperatures.
‘Any time we realize we can 3-D print something in space, it’s like Christmas,’ said inventor Andrew Filo, who is consulting with NASA on the project. ‘You can get rid of concepts like rationing, scarce or irreplaceable.’
The spools of plastic could eventually replace racks of extra instruments and hardware, although the upcoming mission is just a demonstration printing job.
‘If you want to be adaptable, you have to be able to design and manufacture on the fly, and that’s where 3-D printing in space comes in,’ said Dave Korsmeyer, director of engineering at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, about 35 miles south of San Francisco.
For the first 3-D printer in space test slated for fall 2014, NASA had more than a dozen machines to choose from, ranging from $300 desktop models to $500,000 warehouse builders.
All of them, however, were built for use on Earth, and space travel presented challenges, from the loads and vibrations of launch to the stresses of working in orbit, including microgravity, differing air pressures, limited power and variable temperatures.
As a result, NASA hired Silicon Valley startup Made In Space to build something entirely new.
‘Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death repair on the International Space Station,’ said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space. ‘Rather than hoping that the necessary parts and tools are on the station already, what if the parts could be 3-D printed when they needed them?’
When staffing his start up in 2010, Kemmer and his partners warned engineers there would be ups and downs – nauseating ones. In more than a dozen flights in NASA’s ‘vomit comet’ reduced-gravity aircraft, Made In Space scientists tested printer after printer.
Once I asked a Rothschild family member about the Mayan calendar and she laughed…then I said that I believe that this calendar is one of 13 then she went quiet.[Top]
Scientists use sound waves to levitate, manipulate matter (+video)
A team of scientists in Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a method of acoustic levitation that allows them to float objects next to each other and bring them into contact.
Using ultrasonic waves – that is, sound waves whose frequency is too high for humans to hear – scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have made water droplets, instant coffee crystals, styrofoam flakes, and a toothpick, among other objects, hang in midair, move along a plane, and interact with each other. It is the first time that scientists have been able to use sound to simultaneously levitate several objects next to each other and move them around. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes how objects placed between two horizontal surfaces, the bottom one emitting high-pitched sound waves and the top one reflecting the waves back, can be levitated and manipulated. As anyone with a subwoofer and a teenager knows, sound waves exert pressure. When those waves are bounced between carefully aligned surfaces, they can create what is known as a standing wave, in which the total pressure from the original wave and its reflection cancel each other out. Objects placed at spots along the wave with the lowest amplitude, known as node points, tend to stay put. In the past, scientists have been able to acoustically levitate bits of styrofoam and even small insects and fish. But until now, nobody has figured out how to get acoustically levitated objects to do anything other than just hang there, even though moving them has long been known to be theoretically possible. “Theoretically there’s no difference between theory and practice,” says engineer Daniele Foresti, the study’s lead author, in a phone interview. “But in practice there is.”
Scientists Achieve Levitation with Acoustics
The incredible cargo vessel with a hull so huge it acts as a SAIL: Innovative design could reduce fuel needed by half
- A Norwegian firm designed the vessel, which could achieve fuel savings of 60 per cent while reducing emissions by 80 per cent
- The Vindskip by Lade AS, uses a hull designed to act as a giant airfoil, which helps harness a force akin to lift to pull the ship along
- The firm says the design could eventually be used for giant cruise ships
It is a return to the days of wind-powered cargo ships – but with a very modern twist.
A Norwegian firm has unveiled plans for a radical new cargo ship with a hull so large it acts as a sail.
The Vindskip, designed by Lade AS, uses a hull designed to act as a giant airfoil.
The makers of the wind-powered hybrid merchant ship say that while engines are still needed, their design could achieve fuel savings of 60 per cent while reducing emissions by 80 per cent.
Special software will monitor the wind conditions and calculate the best route for the ship.
The design has a large opening for cargo, and lifeboats that drop from a ‘lip’ around the top of the boat if needed.
The firm also says the design, which draws inspiration from the Aerospace industry to create the ‘symmetrical airfoil’ hull, could eventually be used for giant cruise ships.
The company claims the airfoil helps harnesses a force akin to aerodynamic lift, pulling the ship along.
It would use a liquefied natural gas-powered electrical generator for the remainder of its energy requirements and to get going from a standstill.
Lade says it hopes to license the design to ship builders around the world.
Last month, the world’s largest solar boat – the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar – docked in London as part of its epic scientific discovery along the Gulf stream.
The eco-friendly boat’s crew of nine was collecting data on the sea and atmosphere between the United States and Norway as part of an investigation into climate change.
The impressive vessel crossed the Atlantic in a record breaking 22 days earlier this year when it travelled from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to Saint Martin in the Caribbean.
The catamaran, which is a scientific research platform for the University of Geneva (UNIGE), has a top speed of 14 knots and has 809 solar panels that can generate up to 480 kWh on a sunny day.[Top]
If you still believe that 911 was hit by real plains, beware for the upcoming event…it will blow your brain right out of your skull!
For those who do understand that those plains were a hologram projected by Blue-beam…educate yourself on the subject of Free Energy and DARPA!
CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE 911 Proof Of Plane Fakery
Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth
Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City.
Taken by Canadian photographer Greg Girard in collaboration with Ian Lamboth the pair spent five years familiarising themselves with the notorious Chinese city before it was demolished in 1992.
The city was a phenomenon with 33,000 families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect.
Mir Lui was assigned to work in the city as a postman in 1976 and had no choice but to go. He was one of the few people who knew the ins and outs and wore a hat to protect him from the constant dripping
Ungoverned by Health and Safety regulations, alleyways dripped and the maze of dark corridors covered one square block near the end of the runway at Kai Tak Airprot.
‘I spent five years photographing and becoming familiar with the Walled City, its residents, and how it was organised. So seemingly compromised and anarchic on its surface, it actually worked and to a large extent, worked well,’ said Mr Girard on his website.
Dating back to the Song Dynasty it served as a watch post for the military to defend the area against pirates and to manage the production of Salt before eventually coming under British rule.
However, during the Japanese occupation on Hong Kong in the Second World War parts of it were demolished to provide building materials for the nearby airport.
Once Japan surrendered from the city, the population dramatically increased with numerous squatters moving in. Eventually it became a haven for criminals and drug users and was run by the Chinese Triads until 1974.
The shrieks of children playing on rooftops were frequently drowned out by the sounds of jet engines as aircraft powered through their final 100 metres on the runway at Kai Tak Airport
Are YOU ready to understand the real knowledge?
Are YOU ready to receive the divine powers of the source?
Are YOU ready to see the power within?
Were do we as people stand?
Why?…because we are following the propaganda MSM news and act on this false information.
Through all the technical gadgets we need to buy (which are useless to us and only useful to our oppressors), we forget to educate ourselves.
We think that we are so smart by pushing a button on the remote-control but even a freaking monkey can do that!
If we really want to wake up from the illusions we think of as life, we have to stand up from behind the TV-dinners and walk through the mirror of our mind.
Educating ourselves about the symbols which are used for billions of years now is understand the horror that is coming for us in the near future.
It’s not the symbol that is wrong…it’s the user of today who’s mind is fucked up.
(like whit the swastika symbol)
When you people talk about God I assume that the God you are talking about is the one from the bible.
Well let me tell you this (and it will probably piss you off like hell)…the God that is mention in the bible is fake!
This figure is a symbol for your own divinity based on chemical and electrical reactions in your head.
Jesus on the other hand, I believe that this man DID walked the earth and tried to let the people from his era understand the knowledge of their own humanly powers.
He tried to teach the people how they could gain control over their own lives and think as one by accepting the differences between nations.
This is why he was crucified….he was seen as a rebel that took away the fake powers of the church leaders in that era.
Jesus had only one message for the whole world; You are your own god.
Directly after his crucifixion, secret society were made which today is known as the war between the Angles and Demons…the holy war you are talking about.
Some people say that I don’t know God…maybe, just maybe they’re wrong about tats.
I’ve been to a Sunday-school and later in life I talked to several spiritual people like priests, Buddha monks, Sangoma’s etc and they all told me the same story… “you can find the holy divinity through yourself.”
Now think about THAT one.
Now what happened to me is that I did the one thing the Vatican never want us to do…to combine science whit faith.
If you do that, after a while you’re starting to walk between them and look to both sides at once…during this quest you slowly will see and understand the truth about the lies they are telling us.
You will understand the “WHY” and the “HOW” about it all.
Science is faith and faith is science like good is bad and bad is good.
You know what the sad part of this all is, this ancient knowledge is our heritage and we have the right to understand it but when I look into the world these days I wonder if it is the right time to give this knowledge to the people.
I wrote a second book about this all…but do I have to publish it?
The power that mankind can achieve with this is immense and it can destroy our globe with one single thought.
This is the reason why I’m kicking ass, to wake up the people and to show them what power can do if it fells in the wrong hands.
Again the question; are you strong enough to receive the divine powers of the source?
Are you willing to trow away everything you have ever learned in life and to start over again?
Do you have the guts to walk the border and learn about your true origin?
The emerging field of treatment called “regenerative medicine” or “cell therapy” refers to treatments that are founded on the concept of producing new cells to replace malfunctioning or damaged cells as a vehicle to treat disease and injury. Our focus is the development of effective methods to generate replacement cells from stem cells. Many significant and currently untreatable human diseases arise from the loss or malfunction of specific cell types in the body. This is especially true of diseases associated with aging such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, type IIdiabetes, heart failure, osteoarthritis, and aging of the immune system, known as immunosencence. This is also true for medical conditions resulting from damage to cells due to acute disease, such as trauma, infarction and burns. We believe that replacing damaged or malfunctioning cells with fully functional ones may be a useful therapeutic strategy in treating many of these diseases and conditions.
A stem cell is a cell that has the ability to branch out and change, or differentiate, into two or more different cell types. Stem cells are self-renewing primitive cells that have the ability to develop into functional, differentiated cells. In general, there are two broad categories of stem cells: adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells are derived from various tissues in the human body. Because they can branch out into many different cell types, they are referred to as “multipotent.” Multipotent means these cells develop into multiple, but not all, types of cells in the body. Embryonic stem cells, referred to as ES cells, which are derived from pre-implantation embryos, are unique because they are “pluripotent,” which means that they can develop into all cells and tissues in the body, and they self-renew indefinitely in their undifferentiated state. The ability of ES cells to divide indefinitely in the undifferentiated state without losing pluripotency is a unique characteristic that distinguishes them from all other stem cells discovered to date in humans. Because of the potential of ES cells, one of our primary efforts is the development and commercialization of ES cell based technologies.
Since the discovery of the human ES cell, medical researchers worldwide have generally recognized the significance of this new technology and have begun to focus research on the translation of this discovery into important new therapies. Specifically, researchers have focused on several key challenges including:
- isolating and purifying cell lines;
- growing stable cell lines in culture for long periods without mutations;
- manufacturing cell lines in numbers sufficient for therapy;
- differentiating ES cells into all of the cell types desired for therapies; and
- solving the potential rejection of ES cells used in therapies due to immuno-incompatibility with the patient.
We believe that solving the potential rejection of ES cells in patients is the greatest scientific obstacle to developing successful therapeutics. Our research and technologies are focused on solving this obstacle by creating stem cell therapeutics with compatible tissues. Compatible tissues are referred to as being histocompatible.