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Making a Home from Materials on Mars

Making a Home from Materials on Mars

UCLA team aims to build prototype habitat with materials found on Red Planet for NASA contest’s next stage By Matthew Chin Buoyed by their success in the first stage of a recent NASA challenge, a team of UCLA engineers and architects aims to design and build a...
Pirouz Kavehpour: Penguins’ Anti-Ice Trick Revealed

Pirouz Kavehpour: Penguins’ Anti-Ice Trick Revealed

BBC Earth Penguin’s Anti-Ice Trick Revealed Bird feathers are known to have hydrophobic, or non-wetting, properties. But scientists from UCLA, University of Massachusetts Amherst and SeaWorld wanted to know what makes Antarctic penguins’ feathers extra ice repelling....