Designing for the Planet Mars

Living and Working on Mars “Creative design concepts of USC students meet the challenge of the harsh Mars environment.”   Bob Calverly USC ETTC intern Madhu Gupta, a master’s degree candidate in the USC School of Architecture, has designed living quarters for a Mars habitat as part of an aerospace engineering class at USC this spring. […]

New 3-D printing process could lead to construction on Mars and the moon

Science/Technology USC Viterbi professor’s invention uses lunar and Martian dust to develop material for a zero-gravity environ BY Amy Blumenthal April 4, 2016 A NASA competition mandated that competitors use materials found on Mars. (Illustration/Courtesy of NASA) Selective Separation Sintering (SSS), a new 3D-printing process developed by a USC engineer to enable the construction of […]

Scientists Design Mars Bricks

Scientists Design Mars Bricks By SONJA BARISIC Ryan McGlothlin takes a sugar-like powder, stirs in a substance that resembles flour, pours the mix into a mold and bakes it. The end result is not a cake but a small, shiny, black bar designed to shield against radiation. The “sugar” really is polyethylene, and the “flour” […]

Kids Talk Radio Science and Hyperloops

Hyperloop One succeeds at first of many much-hyped tests Kids Talk Radio Science is currently studying volcanoes on the Cabo Verde Islands.  We hope to share some of our action research by the end of May.   At present, our team is learning as much as when can from our new hyper loop team in […]

Cabo Verde Photo Essay One

Kids Talk Radio Science is exploring the the country of Cabo Verde.  We will be visiting a live volcano on the Island of Fogo and will be posting a series of photo essays for our Occupy Mars Geology Team in Los Angeles, California.  Our XQ Super School member Angelo Barbosa will be hosting the science […]

Bob Barboza is speaking in Cabo Verde, West Africa

      Bob Barboza, educator, STEM journalist and founder of the Barboza Space Center is speaking at the III Strategic Dialogue at the Institute of Pedro Pires. Although there is no unanimity on the relationship between education and development, there is consensus around three fairly provable statements: The geography of education coincides with the geography of well-being: […]