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Ramillea Shah, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and her Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Laboratory have discovered a way of using lunar and Martian dust as the base with which to 3D print materials and tools. This process could make way for the production of 3D graphene, carbon nanotubes, and hyperelastic synthetic bones, in space.

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