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Origami—Engineering Inspiration

Researchers are using origami as the inspiration to create programmable surfaces that alter the physical properties of a uniform substance across a range of directions. Published in Advanced Materials, they describe programmable…

NASA Covers Webb Deployments Live

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is on its way, completing the intricate process of unfolding as it travels. The telescope’s sun shield and primary mirror were folded origami-style to fit into the Ariane rocket, its taxi into space. The…

Why Does America Need a Space Force?

If you pay attention to anything “space” related, recently, General John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson had a discussion about the critical national imperatives for the United States Space Force. Tyson…