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Inside the cutting-edge labs developing "the next industrial revolution": 3D printing

by VICE News
May 29 2018, 11:45am

This week on VICE on HBO, the team explores what some people are calling the next industrial revolution and sets out to answer the question that has captivated the human imagination for centuries: Are we alone in the universe?

Printing Tomorrow

3D-printing innovations in recent years have brought a sea change in the fabrication of everything from automobile parts to human bio-tissues. VICE's Krishna Andavolu delves into the cutting-edge research behind what's being called the next industrial revolution, meeting the scientists and entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, material science, and even space exploration.

Are We Alone?

Scientists are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. It's the goal of current NASA missions to Mars and Saturn’s moons, and many of the 3,500 planets NASA has identified outside our solar system have habitable temperatures. The number of possible life-hosting planets is quickly growing as space travel technology improves and probes go deeper into the galaxy. Nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson explores one of our civilization's most haunting questions: Are we alone?

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