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Engineering Update #18: NASA's 3D printer and BMW's electric car

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:31am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

In this week's headlines:

-- An accidental lab oversight resulted in the creation of a non-toxic magnesium carbonate called Upsalite, a material researchers thought was impossible to produce.

-- NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station to be used for printing spare parts and tools.

-- BMW has its first all-electric hatchback called the i3. The car offers an 80 to 100 mile range and multiple eco-friendly, low energy options.

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