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This Week in Tech: NASA Releases Two Decades of Data about the Earth

Plus, former Autodesk executives join forces to launch an autonomous manufacturing startup, the Van Alen Institute establishes Climate Council, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi When launched in 1999 and 2002, NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites were...
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NASA’s bold space habitats inspired a generation of designers. The drawings by artist Rick Guidice mix familiar designs with futuristic imagery. (Courtesy NASA Ames Research Center)

NASA’s bold space habitats inspired a generation of designers

By Fred Scharmen In the 1970s, artists and scientists imagined the space habitats of the future. These ideas have since remained embedded in the popular imagination. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Space Settlements, about the architectural, historical, social, and...
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This Week in Tech: NASA 4D Prints a Metal Fabric and Autodesk releases Revit 2018 | Architect Magazine

Plus, automation in the manufacturing industry creates new jobs, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu NASA has create both the geometry and function of a metal fabric through additive manufacturing, or what it calls “4D printing.” The...
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How NASA Accidentally Found a Way to Make Buildings Safer During Earthquakes – CityLab

A new device can counteract the frequency at which a building vibrates. Margo Pierce NASA technologists are typically focused on making it safe for humans to explore outer space. Now the space agency says it’s found a way to make earthquakes safer for people on the ground. NASA...
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