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3D Printer Cleared for Launch to International Space Station in August - Posted June 18, 2014
(3DPrinterPlans) Made In Space's 3D printer has passed the final set of stringent NASA checks, which means it is set to launch to the International Space Station in August of this year. The printer has been specially designed to function in a zero-g environment. It will make its way to the... [3D Printing Insider]

Swedish Artist Crowdfunds Construction of 3D Printed House on the Moon - Posted June 3, 2014
(IBT.com) Swedish artist Mikael Genberg has launched a crowdfunding project to build a tiny, red house on the surface of the moon by 2015. It will be created using a 3D printer and Genberg has developed a special cloth that will erect the carbon-made materials using pressurized gas, which will inflate... [3D Printing Insider]

Not-So-Breaking-News: CNN Says We Will All Die on March 35, 2041. Really. - Posted May 30, 2014
UGM -- These three letters have pretty much meant the end of the world as we know it, to quote a notable lyric. Only this time, it was literal. What does it mean? User-Generated Media. Have smartphone, will report. This means all that journalism studying done by serious reporters doesn'... [PRNewser]

NASA Selects Tethers Unlimited to Produce Recycling System for 3D Printer Plastic - Posted May 13, 2014
(ParabolicArc) NASA has selected Tethers Unlimited for a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 award. The company will produce a system that will recycle leftover plastic from 3D printers aboard the International Space Station for use in those same printers. "By enabling reclamation of materials used by NASA's on-orbit 3d printing... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA 3D Prints Block Island, Largest Meteorite Photographed on Mars by Rover - Posted May 1, 2014
(Personalize) Mars Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera has been able to capture pictures of a the largest meteorite yet found on Mars, a 67 cm iron meteorite that has been named Block Island. With these pictures and the rover's precise measurements, NASA scientists have been able to reproduce an exact replica... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Helps Educators Learn About 3D Printing - Posted April 21, 2014
(Herald-Dispatch) Training at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is providing dozens of teachers across West Virginia the tools and skills they need to deliver interactive lessons to their students. In collaboration with NASA Independent Verification and Validation Educator Resource... [3D Printing Insider]

Like Science? Participate in NASA's Space App Challenge - Posted April 2, 2014
NASA's two day Space Apps hackathon is coming up, which means, it's time to talk about technology and science! If those subjects interest you, then you should definitely plan to attend the International Space Apps Challenge. You don't have to be a developer or scientists - te... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook's Connectivity Lab: Drones, Planes, Satellites, Lasers To Further Internet.org Mission Of Bringing Connectivity To The Whole World - Posted March 27, 2014
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a drone from Facebook? Th... [AllFacebook]

Astronaut Excited about 3D Printing on International Space Station - Posted March 27, 2014
(Space.com) Astronaut Reid Wiseman, bound for the station in May, is eager to use the first 3D printer in space this summer. Wiseman, flying into space for the first time as a member of the Expedition 40/41 crew, thinks that the implications for 3D printing in space are exciting and far-reaching.... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Uses Gravity Oscar Wins for Promo Opp - Posted March 3, 2014
Last night Ellen went viral, Pink went over the rainbow, Bette Midler went way over the top and Alfonso Cuaron went home with the Best Director award for Gravity, aka George Clooney's Abbreviated Mid-life Crisis. While the film didn't win Best Picture, it did score seven statues--and NASA took the opportunity... [PRNewser]

Kim Jong Un Keeps North Korea in the Dark, Literally - Posted February 27, 2014
Must have something to do with Dennis Rodman or those damn pistachios See this colorful -- or absence thereof, depending on whether you call Pyongyang home -- picture from NASA? It's making the rounds for one particular reason. That black hole in the middle of the Sea of Japa... [PRNewser]

Russia's Cosmonauts Hit Instagram for Good Publicity - Posted February 21, 2014
Given the many, many technical and cultural difficulties broadcast to the world during the Sochi Winter Games, we understand why the former Soviet Union's space program Roscosmos has taken a cue from our own NASA... [PRNewser]

NASA Boards the 3D Printing Train - Posted February 7, 2014
(Controlled Environments) NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate has launched a number of formal programs to prototype new tools for current and future missions using 3D printing techniques. "We're not driving the additive manufacturing train. Industry is," says Ted Swanson, the assistant chief for technology for the Mechanical Sy... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Supports 'Blacker than Black' 3D Printed Sculpture - Posted January 22, 2014
(3Ders.org) Belgian artist Frederik De Wilde worked with Melotte, a Belgian 3D printing company and NASA to 3D print a titanium "Blacker than Black" sculpture, coated with graphene, of ancient Limburg mines named 'M1ne #1'. De Wilde is a guest professor at the Transmedia program at the LUCA School of Arts in... [3D Printing Insider]

Is It Just Us, Or Is NASA Everywhere These Days? - Posted January 7, 2014
There have been no shortage of stories about the goings on at NASA. Just today, there's news that five new planets are among a number of "alien worlds" (CBS N... [AgencySpy]

Seven Key Shifts in 3D Printing - Posted December 11, 2013
(The Guardian) Several recent developments have furthered the "second industrial revolution", making 3D printing more useful, expanding its possibilities way beyond simple plastic trinkets and putting it within the grasp of anyone with an interest. The key developments discussed by The Guardian's Samuel Gibbs are ... [3D Printing Insider]

Made in Space Launches Microgravity 3D Printer for International Space Station - Posted December 2, 2013
(Al Jazeera) Made in Space has partnered with NASA to launch a microgravity 3D printer - and hope that it will soon begin 3D printing parts for the International Space Station. "They've got over a billion dollars worth of spare parts being ordered right now to go on the ISS," says... [3D Printing Insider]

At Least Google and NASA Still Make Good Promo Videos - Posted October 14, 2013
If you like scientists explaining difficult "are we alone in the universe" and "what does it mean to be human" concepts with heavy European accents, you're in luck. A couple of days ago everyone's favorite hairless sage Seth Godin took to his blog to ask whether Google was in the process of... [PRNewser]

3D Printing Plays Significant Role in New Space Telescope - Posted October 11, 2013
(3DPrintingIndustry) 3D printers from MakerBot have played a significant role in the development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) which is scheduled for launch in 2018. The new telescope promises amazing images of our universe using the NIR... [3D Printing Insider]

Instagram Turns Three; Shares 10 Favorite Moments - Posted October 7, 2013
Happy third birthday to Instagram, which launched Oct. 6, 2010. Whi... [AllFacebook]

Researchers Looking to Make 3D Materials Stronger - Posted September 19, 2013
(Product Design & Development) Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are running computer simulations of 3D printing processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for NASA. The Missouri S&T researchers also plan to fabricate some of these new materials soon, says Dr. Frank Liou, directo... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Wins Instagram - Posted September 11, 2013
No selfies, parties or brunch pics here. NASA uses Instagram in the best way: by posting incredible, professional images that remind us, without words, how valuable the organization was and is. Here's the moon as seen from the International Space Station: ... [PRNewser]

3D Printing Transforms Manufacturing, But in Unexpected Ways - Posted September 10, 2013
(Economist) 3D printing is evolving in a way that defies two extremes of commentary. Fans insist it will have a dramatic impact, undermining the economics of mass production and repatriating jobs to the West.Critics denounce it as overblown hype--"a gimmick" accor... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Launches Instagram Account - Posted September 9, 2013
NASA has launched an Instagram account "that will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond," according to a news release from the federal agency known for its use of social media. It plans to use both new and archived photos and videos. NASA has posted 11... [SocialTimes.com]

NASA Selects Tethers Unlimited to Develop 'On-Orbit' 3D Printing Technology - Posted September 3, 2013
(Tethers.com) NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program has selected Tethers Unlimited, Inc's SpiderFab technology for award of a $500,000 Phase II contract. Under the SpiderFab effort, TUI will continue to develop technologies to enable spacecraft to use 3D printing and robotic assembly techniques to fabricate and integrate large components on-orbit. The... [Bitcoins Insider]

NASA Selects Tethers Unlimited to Develop 'On-Orbit' 3D Printing Technology - Posted September 3, 2013
(Tethers.com) NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program has selected Tethers Unlimited, Inc's SpiderFab technology for award of a $500,000 Phase II contract. Under the SpiderFab effort, TUI will continue to develop technologies to enable spacecraft to use 3D printing and robotic assembly techniques to fabricate and integrate large components on-orbit. The... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA's Test of Largest 3D Printing Rocket Engine Component a Success - Posted August 29, 2013
(Aerospace Manufacturing & Design) The largest 3Dprinted rocket engine component NASA ever has tested blazed to life August 22 during an engine firing that generated a record 20,000 lb of thrust. This test is a milestone for one of many important advances the agency is making to reduce the cost of space... [Bitcoins Insider]

@SocialTimes to Join @NASASocial for the Orion Stationary Recovery Test - Posted August 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_134327" align="alignleft" width="304"] Photo via Naval Station Norfolk on Facebook.com[/caption] On Thursday, August 15, NASA and the Navy's United States Fleet Forces Command are giving a group of 30 social media followers an inside look at the Orion Station... [AllFacebook]

NASA Awards $100,000 for On-Demand 3D Printing of Biomaterials - Posted July 30, 2013
(MedCityNews) NASA has selected to fund a 3D bioprinting project at the Ames Research Center as one of the 12 projects for study under its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. The program, which "aims to turn science fiction into fact," awards $100,000 to Phase I recipients to projects that are "revolutionary... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA to Host Google+ Hangout on Hurricanes Over the Atlantic Ocean - Posted July 22, 2013
NASA, which began a five-year mission in 2012 to research changes in hurricane formation and intensity over the Atlantic Ocean, will send two unmanned aircraft over the ocean this summer to learn more. The U.S. government agency will host a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Podcast: Pinterest Tips | NASA on Twitter | OpenDyslexic Font - Posted June 11, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed how social media is changing the world. A free, open-sourced font called OpenDyslexic could ... [SocialTimes.com]

NASA Partners with Made-In-Space to Create First Space Bound 3D Printer - Posted June 7, 2013
(SlashGear) NASA has officially partnered with Made in Space to develop a printer for space. The goal is to launch the first ever 3D printer in space next year, allowing devices and parts to be manufactured in a zero-gravity environment. Officially called the 3D Printing in Zero-G Experiment, the project will... [3D Printing Insider]

3D Printer to Space Station in 2014 - Posted June 3, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) NASA will send a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014. According to Made In Space, the organization that is working NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, more than 30% of the spare parts currently aboard the ISS can be manufactured with their advanced, custom 3D... [3D Printing Insider]

Google Gets Into Quantum Computing; Advancing Machine Learning Is A Goal - Posted May 16, 2013
Google, in the midst of its I/O conference (see our story here), also has teamed up with NASA to form the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the agency's Ames Research Center. ... [semanticweb.com]

Feeding the Final Frontier: 3D Printers Could Make Astronaut Meals - Posted March 25, 2013
(Wired) The ability to 3-D print meals could be particularly handy on long-duration space missions. A 3-D printer in space could mix vitamins and amino acids into a meal to provide nutrients and boost productivity. There are limitations to the types of fresh foods that can be grown in space -... [3D Printing Insider]

Hot Technologies: Augmented Reality and 3D Printing - Posted March 6, 2013
(ComputerWorld) Tom Soderstrom, chief technology officer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, recently explained how the first uses of augmented reality and 3D printing could be effective in educational settings. Soderstrom presented at the Premiere 100 conference and said students could learn how tools and devices look a... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Uses 3D Printing to Build the Next Generation of Rockets for Mars - Posted February 26, 2013
(3ders.org) NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is using additive manufacturing to create parts for a next-generation rocket that will launch astronauts to distant destinations. The emerging technology will build parts for America's next flagship rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS, which is designed to take humans... [3D Printing Insider]

NASA Releases Free eBook About Hubble Telescope - Posted December 28, 2012
Science nerds can rejoice because NASA is getting into more digital publishing with its latest books, Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries and Webb Space Telescope: Science Guide. The books are available in Apple's iBookstore and in PDF format. NASA's eBooks are extremely interactiv... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Education Is The Key To Preventing Facebook Leaks - Posted December 21, 2012
Many companies don't have a seasoned social media guru at the helm, often relying on interns or marketers to present the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. This sometimes leads to leaks, hacks, and other nigh... [Lost Remote]

Education Is The Key To Preventing Facebook Leaks - Posted December 21, 2012
Many companies don't have seasoned social media gurus at the helm, often relying on interns or marketers to present the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. This sometimes leads to leaks, hacks, and other night... [AllFacebook]

NASA Students Create Educational 'Gangnam Style' Parody - Posted December 18, 2012
NASA wants everyone to know that its staff doesn't consist of a bunch of stuffy nerds with pocket protectors using joysticks to drive little dune buggies around the surface of Mars while arguing about the quality of CGI in Game of Thrones (which is somewhat disappointing, BTW). Not only do these... [PRNewser]

Ask NASA About the End of the World This Afternoon - Posted November 28, 2012
Even if you do happen to be one of those fortunate few who live under a large rock, we have no doubt that you've still heard some of the eschatological nonsense about The Mayans and December 21, 2012, aka "122112": the cosmic forces of good and evil will throw down, the... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Tweet | Facebook Gifts | Google Search - Posted November 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

NASA Challenge Seeks Solution to Big Data Problems - Posted October 5, 2012
Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports that NASA has launched a series of ... [semanticweb.com]

Crowdfunding via Kickstarter: A New Kind of PR? - Posted September 20, 2012
Chances are you've heard the name Kickstarter, the fundraising startup that calls itself "the world's largest funding platform for creat... [PRNewser]

Rhizomer Wants Users To Revel In Working With Linked Data - Posted August 13, 2012
How can users - especially those who don't have deep roots within the semantic web community - make Linked Data useful to them? It's not always apparent, says Roberto Garcia, a mind behind the Rhizomik initiative that has produced a tool called Rhizomer. Its appr... [AllTwitter]

Rhizomer Wants Users To Revel In Working With Linked Data - Posted August 13, 2012
How can users - especially those who don't have deep roots within the semantic web community - make Linked Data useful to them? It's not always apparent, says Roberto Garcia, a mind behind the Rhizomik initiative that has produced a tool called Rhizomer. Its appr... [semanticweb.com]

Speaking of Curiosity, Who's Behind the @MarsCuriosity Twitter Account? - Posted August 8, 2012
In case you were wondering, Veronica McGregor, Courtney O'Connor, and Stephanie Smith form the trio of tweeters behind the adorable, yet accurate Twitter account chronicling NASA's mission to Mars. McGregor had also handled the social media efforts for the Phoenix Mars Lander in May 2008. In the feed, an anthropomorphic Curiosity Rover... [AllFacebook]

Speaking of Curiosity, Who's Behind the @MarsCuriosity Twitter Account? - Posted August 8, 2012
In case you were wondering, Veronica McGregor, Courtney O'Connor, and Stephanie Smith form the trio of tweeters behind the adorable, yet accurate Twitter account chronicling NASA's mission to Mars. McGregor had also handled the social media efforts for the Phoenix Mars Lander in May 2008. In the feed, an anthropomorphic Curiosity Rover... [SocialTimes.com]

Oreo Celebrates Mars Landing with Red Cr me Cookie - Posted August 7, 2012
The red planet now has a matching cookie counterpart -- or at least a picture of one. The latest installment of Oreo's "Daily Twist" camp... [PRNewser]

Watch: Relive The Curiosity Rover Mars Landing On YouTube - Posted August 6, 2012
Over 25,000 people watched the NASA live stream last night to see if Curiosity Rover would land successfully following what was being referred to as the "Seven Minutes of Terror," the seven-minute time period it took Curiosity rover to enter Mars' atmosphere and land. In case you missed it (or want to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mars Landing | Nokia Rumor | Reuters Hacked - Posted August 6, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

NASA Releases 3-D iOS App - Posted July 13, 2012
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has built a 3-D iOS app using augmented reality that animates its robotic spacecraft. The Spacecraft 3D app uses the Apple device's camera to overlay information on the device's main screen, guiding users to print an ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Stardog RDF Database Bites Into Fat Part Of The Market - Posted May 30, 2012
Clark & Parsia's Stardog lightweight RDF database is moving into release candidate 1.0 mode just in time for next week's upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco next week. The product's been stable... [semanticweb.com]

New York Stations Go Live for Shuttle Landing - Posted April 27, 2012
As a jet carrying the space shuttle Enterprise touched down today at JFK airport around 11:21 a.m. ET, every major news station in New York was carrying live coverage of its arrival. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., WABC, ... [TVSpy]

NASA Joins Google Plus, Now in Over 44,850 Circles - Posted November 23, 2011
NASA has evolved as a federal agency that is exceedingly active on social media sites. Of late, the space agency took another innovative move and became the first federal agency to join Google Plus. The a... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantics of NASA's POPS Project - Posted May 31, 2011
The W3C recently interviewed Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech. Holm also leads the Knowledge Management team at ... [semanticweb.com]

NASA Crew To Field YouTube Questions Live From Space - Posted April 28, 2011
YouTube interviews have become a really cool way for every day people to get their questions answered by everyone from President Obama to Elmo and now NASA... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Earth Day Social Media Activities - Posted April 22, 2011
In 1970, Earth day was started by a senator from Wisconsin after witnessing a massive 1969 oil spill off the coast of California. Earth Day has become a global event with more than 500 million people in 175 countries taking time each April 22nd to celebrate our planet and keep it... [SocialTimes.com]

Viral Radar: Space-Earth Flute Duet Pays Tribute To Yuri Gagarin - Posted April 12, 2011
If you haven't already noticed the space-themed Google doodle or YouTube logo, today is the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. Fifty years ago today, on April 12, 1961, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin completed the first space orbit ... [SocialTimes.com]

NASA Launches Space Campaign On Twitter - Posted April 8, 2011
Over on the official blog, there's an announcement about a new campaign from NASA on Twitter, which includes access to astronauts, competitions and more. Using various Twitter... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Savvy Astronaut to Host DC Tweetup - Posted March 1, 2011
He was the first person to check-in from space. He's posted pictures of the earth as seen from the International Space Station on his Twitter account. And with almost 100,000 followers, he's the most popular astronaut on Twitter. NASA's Doug Wheel... [AllTwitter]

Clark & Parsia: New Products to Save Data From Death In An ECM Repository, And To Tackle Smaller Data Sets of Big Strategic Value - Posted February 28, 2011
Is your enterprise content management system the place where your information goes to die? It doesn't have to be that way. At the SemTech conference in June, Kendall Clark of Clark & Parsia will formally launch Spanner and Stardog, the former of which is already in use at NASA and the... [semanticweb.com]

Japan to Launch Tweeting Robot into Space - Posted February 18, 2011
Japan is contemplating sending a humanoid robot into space who will monitor the astronauts' health, space station conditions, and tweet it all back to Earth. As the ... [AllTwitter]

NASA, White House, and PETA Top Digital Index - Posted November 24, 2010
Findings from the first-ever Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector are out and the top in "digital competence" are NASA, the White House, a... [PRNewser]

Guest Post: Social Media Lessons from NASA - Posted November 10, 2010
[caption id="attachment_8704" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Photo: Mark Brett, Western News"][/caption] A couple of weeks ago, we reported on ... [PRNewser]

NASA Will Be The Mayor Of Outer Space - Posted October 28, 2010
NASA has launched (sorry!) a social media campaign that includes a partnership with Foursquare, tweets from the Space Shuttle Discovery, and a tweetup for the shuttle launch next week at the Johnson Space Center. Last week, Commander Douglas Wheelock became th... [PRNewser]

4M foursquare Users, But Only One Has the NASA Explorer Badge - Posted October 22, 2010
Location-based mobile app foursquare may have just surpassed the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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