Image: El País
Image: Nokia Bell Labs
NASA have selected Nokia to provide a 4G/LTE network on the moon. The network will be used for data transmission of vital command and control functions, remote control of rovers, real time navigation and video streaming. I'm looking forward to all the moon tiktoks :-p
MIT media lab student Jack Forman used the under extrusion of a 3D printer to print a flexible textile material. Under-extrusion is when not enough plastic is consistently poured from the nozzle of a 3D printer, resulting in gaps in the printed material. By purposefully introducing these gaps, the printed material is solid and flexible. Check out the demo video which shows rolls of material being printed as well as applications like clothing and shuttlecocks.
Image: 2020 EPFL Alain Herzog
A team at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created a winged and feathered drone that can change the position of its wings to control speed and maneuverability during flight. In other drone news, a team at Imperial College London have created a drone that can shoot darts with sensors on them.
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