Scanadu, a startup based at the NASA Ames Research Center, has made the science-fiction of Star Trek a reality by creating a non-invasive tricorder that, within 10 seconds, can gather medical information about a person and then relay it to their smartphone.
For decades, Landsat satellites have documented the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Once one of the largest seas in the world, it shrunk to a tenth of its original volume after Russia diverted its feeder rivers in the 1960s. Show More Summary
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This NASA video shows a satellite pass over a huge swath of land, from Russia to South Africa, in stunning detail. Cue up some soaring music and sit back and enjoy. NASA’s Landsat satellites have provided incomparable views of Earthen landscapes since the 1970s. Show More Summary
Good news, guys. There'll be pizza on Mars.
NASA won't be printing out pizzas on Mars anytime soon, but the space agency is planning to pay out $125,000 to study the use of 3-D printing technology for food preparation in space. "We will be building the components for a prototype" over the grant's six-month period, David Ir …
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A mechanical engineer (awesomely) named Anjan Contractor has won a NASA grant to prototype a 3D printer for food -- specifically pizza. It will lay down layers of food and flavor powder and melt them together; the powders are room-temperature stable for long periods and can be made from relatively abundant, sustainable foodstocks like insects [...]
NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid for astronauts as a deep-space dry run for a future mission to Mars has some members of Congress wondering if the space agency would be better off setting its sights on the moon instead. The asteroid mission was announced when President Barack Obama unveiled his 2014 NASA budget request. Show More Summary
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Still no jetpacks, but your inner 9-year-old has to be excited about this: NASA is developing a 3D printer that can print "nutritious and flavorful" food during space travel. The agency says its current space food is "not adequate in nutrition or acceptability through the five-year shelf life required for...
One Austin, Texas-based company is working on a food synthesizer that could help reduce food scarcity on Earth.
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NASA and printable food. I can’t stop thinking about the Jetsons enjoying their utopian food pills. Which never happened, of course, because it’s a dumb idea. Printable food doesn’t sound all that much more appealing than those Jetsons food pills. But the stories deal with that issue – “If eating something spat out by the […]
Nothing can top astronaut ice cream. It won't be long before we can travel into space for $200,000 and solve global hunger by printing healthy pizza made with grass and insects. NASA has given mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor a $125,000 grant to create a prototype for a food synthesizer that uses his 3-D printing technology. Show More Summary
NASA has captured the world's largest panoramic photo showing a swath of land 6,000 miles long and 120 miles wide using a satellite orbiting 438 miles (705 km) above the Earth. At 19.06 gigapixels, "The Long Swath” is far from the highest...Show More Summary
Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. Show More Summary
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These are incredible photos taken by NASA of the two-mile-wide tornado that ravaged the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore yesterday, whose destruction killed at least 51 people and left hundreds injured. The town was leveled by the storm, which one meteorologist in the area described as the "worst in the history of the world." [ more › ]