HRL Laboratories has received an award from NASA, allowing the company to continue to develop its process of 3D-printing ceramic components. HRL will 3D-print ceramic rocket engine components that will be used by micro satellite startup Vector.
A team of researchers led by University of Rochester professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has found a way to generate terahertz waves from water. Because water absorbs the light frequencies used to generate this radiation in other forms of matter, this accomplishment was previously thought to be impossible.
Scientists at the John Innes Center have found a way to create a polio vaccine using a tobacco plant. The result was a "virus-like particle" that was similar enough to polio to prevent the disease, but unable to cause it.