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Explore Mars w/ NASA’s Mars Trek

Shhhhh, I know, I know. Comic Con is over and you’re sad-poor baby. Don’t worry your pretty little head, I’ve got something extra cool to soothe those geek pains.

NASA has created an app that is an interactive map for Mars called Mars Trek. Kind of like Google Earth, but on Mars… so like a Google Mars, but called Mars Trek.

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Anyway, you can view Mars in either 2D or 3D, and can zoom in and out to look at the topography in more detail.

You can even pick out sections of the map and download STL files that you can then load into a 3D printer and print out 3D sections of Mars. WHAAAA?! It’s like it’s the FUTURE!

The entirety of Mars is mapped, mostly through rover data, so go ahead, get to being a Mars explorer.
Go put on your Star Trek uniform, strap on your phaser, pin that electronic starfleet communicator on your shirt, tell your friends to call you Captain Picard, and go where no man has gone before~

And if that doesn’t work…

Here’s a little Linda to put some soothing salve on those ComicCon wounds~
Stay strong nerd brothers and sisters, Comic Con is only a year away~

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3D printed Cars

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Local Motors has revealed a 3D printed car. Fully customizable and more energy efficient than cars on the market today.

While today’s cars use a stamping method which does not allow any sort of customization, (unless you’re a millionaire or some sort of person of notoriety) 3D printed cars are easily tweaked, just by changing the programming of the printer and in a couple of days, voila, new customized car. Local Motors is saying that they are trying to debut the vehicles by the first quarter of next year and the price range will be around $18,000-$30,000.

Along with that, LM is hoping that by tweaking the programming of things in the interior, like using honeycombing on the inside of structures, versus having a solid mass, will help to cut down on weight, which will make the cars more energy efficient.

In other words, ‘times, they are a changing’ get ready to get your car printed.

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3D printed cars SHUT YOUR LYING MOUTH!

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