Teams Engineer Complex Human Tissues, Win Top Prizes in NASA Challenge

Teams Engineer Complex Human Tissues, Win Top Prizes in NASA Challenge

Two teams of scientists from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have won first and second place in NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.

Team Winston, the first-place winner of NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge, used a chamber to hold the printed tissue and test a process called perfusion.

Credits: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

Competing as teams Winston and WFIRM, each used a different approach to create lab-grown human liver tissues that were strong enough to survive and function in ways similar to those inside the human body. The teams each used a varied 3D printing technique to construct a cube-shaped tissue about one centimeter thick and capable of functioning for 30 days in the lab.

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French aeronautical players to fly 100% alternative fuel on single-aisle aircraft end of 2021

Toulouse, Paris, 10 June 2021– Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA and Ministry of Transport are jointly launching an in-flight study, at the end of 2021, to analyse the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single-aisle aircraft and commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems, as well as with helicopter engines. This flight will be made with the support of the “Plan de relance aéronautique” (the French government‘s aviation recovery plan) managed by Jean Baptiste Djebbari, French Transport Minister.

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First Flight!

First Flight: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
Last week, after grilling brats and hotdogs for “First Friday Lunch” at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri, demo pilot Roger Dubbert headed to northwest Indiana in his personal STOL CH 701 aircraft to perform the first flight of David Mason’s recently completed Zenith CH 750 Cruzer aircraft. Check out the video as Roger flies his “low and slow” STOL CH 701 cross-country and prepares for the first flight.

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Ucore’s ALASKA2023 Plan Bolstered by President Biden’s 100-Day Review of the Critical Mineral Supply Chain

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — June 9, 2021Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (“Ucore” or the “Company”) (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF)i is pleased with recent developments in Washington D.C. that are poised to strengthen United States supply chains and spur the domestic production capacity of rare earth elements (“REEs”) and other critical materials.

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Airbus Helicopters calls all industry stakeholders to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

Marignane, 9 June 2021 – Airbus Helicopters is bringing the industry together to drive the deployment of biofuels, through the creation of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) User Group dedicated to the rotary-wing community. As a pioneer in the civil turbine rotorcraft market, the company is calling all major stakeholders to join the initiative, which aims at reducing aviation’s impact on citizens and the environment.

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Airbus Helicopters strengthens its MRO capabilities with the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

Donauwörth, June 8 2021 – Airbus Helicopters and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH by Airbus Helicopters as part of its strategy to strengthen its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. This step is also a contribution to improving and maintaining the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF Luftfahrttechnik product portfolio. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is currently an MRO service partner for the majority of the German Bundeswehr helicopter fleet. It has also delivered more than 10,000 gearboxes all over the world. It is a supplier of the H135 main gearbox, the tail gearbox of the Tiger helicopter, and has a share in the H145 programme. In 2020, the company achieved revenues of € 85.3 million and employed 370 people. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is located in Kassel-Calden.

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