Reaching greater depths with 3D printing

Syntactic foam is a strong and buoyant material commonly used in the manufacturing of submarines. Now, a team of researchers have developed a method of 3D printing components of syntactic foam that could take submarines to greater depths. Nikhil Gupta, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, […]

SciTech Now Episode 430

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore a library full of millions of insects in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes; explore a method of 3D printing taking submarines to greater depths; the next generation of the space telescope; and a technological defense against earthquakes.

Discovering what lies beneath

The ocean covers nearly three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet 95 percent of the underwater world is still unexplored. Using small high tech submarines, a Florida organization called Project Baseline offers a rare glimpse of what lies beneath.