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NASA tests one of the most complex, 3D-printed rocket turbopumps ever made

In the recent times, NASA has certainly dabbled with varied contrivances and notions, ranging from the credible modular robotic vehicles to the fantastical Venus-exploring blimps. But this time around, the focus was on practicality - with the design in question entailing a 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump. This rocket turbopump was designed by the engineers at…


Gecko-inspired adhesive could be used to remove junk from outer space

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA research center in Pasadena, California, are currently developing a powerful adhesive which, unlike duct tape, leaves no residue, and retains its stickiness even after multiple uses. Inspired by the remarkable technique employed by geckos to cling to walls and surfaces, the researchers have devised an incredibly innovative…



NASA releases stunning satellite images of algal blooms in the North Sea

During late spring and early summer, every year, the North Sea is flooded with massive algal blooms, which bring about a visible change in the color of the water. This curious phenomenon is caused due to the proliferation of microscopic, plant-like organisms, called phytoplankton. Photosynthetic in nature, the algae’s blue-green tint actually alters the color…


New technology could help produce breathable oxygen on Mars

For mankind to conquer Mars, there needs to be an environment congenial enough for human habitation. Despite the reported presence of water in the planet’s ice caps, Mars is currently inhospitable to life, of any kind. As part of a recent project, NASA has teamed up with Indiana-based engineering firm, Techshot Inc, to develop the…