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Title: NSF Engineering News: Historic Wall PDF
Url: http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=ENG
Publisher: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Description: This edition of Engineering News by NSF announces "The Most Historic Wall Since the Great Wall of China." What makes this wall original is that it was built entirely by a robot, making it "the first wall ever constructed entirely by machine, with no use of human hands." A link to a related website describes the technology used to build the wall known as Contour Crafting. Contour Crafting builds the structures layer-by-layer in a process by which structures can be "'printed out' from computer design software, much as ink jet printers produce documents from word processing software." Researchers hope that one day the technology can be used to build a 2000 square foot home in day or to construct extraterrestrial habitats.
LC Classification: Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Research
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Research
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General) -- Periodicals. Societies. Serials
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Research
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial engineering -- Study and teaching -- Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Language: English
Rights: http://www.nsf.gov/policies/reuse.jsp
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2005-11-02 15:33:49 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-24 08:47:16 (W3C-DTF)
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