Hilarious webcomic story imagines the lunar colonies turned into the…

Zach Weinersmith's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is always funny and thoughtful, but he's at his sharpest when he's spinning quick comic science fiction stories. This week, Weinersmith takes us to a moon populated entirely by winners of silly contests, and what happens when the lunar colonies are turned into a… » 3/02/13 12:30pm 3/02/13 12:30pm

3D printers could fabricate tools out of moon dust

One of the challenges of putting a colony on the moon is the need for stuff: building materials, food, and tools. Fortunately, researchers at Washington State University are working on a project that would help lunar colonists make some of those tools right at home: developing 3D printers that can print tools out of… » 12/01/12 11:00am 12/01/12 11:00am