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construction material

ESA tests prospect of 3D printing Moon bases with lunar soil

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Building a base on the Moon poses a rather large logistics problem when all the construction material has to make a 238,900-mile journey. The European Space Agency has proposed packing light: it's teaming with Foster + Partners to test the possibility of 3D printing not just the tools, but...
ESA tests prospect of 3D printing Moon bases with lunar soil

China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

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Signs have emerged indicating that a new Apple store is under construction in Beijing and may be open by year’s end. A piece in today’s Beijing Business Daily describes a not-yet-completed building with a strong resemblance to a typical Apple retail outlet, located in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center...
China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits

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Sharp has announced an unusual photovoltaic panel for the Japanese market that collects energy from the sun while still allowing the light to shine on through. Though it's rated at a lowly 6.8 percent / 98 watt max efficiency, the glass-like properties make it useful as a construction material...
Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits
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