MISSILES: Last Line of Defense
Features 4/24/1995 1 comment Many nations can build tactical ballistic missiles capable of delivering chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. In a Hobbesian world, active defenses may prove the only means of dealing with such missiles. Working in a charged political environment, defense engineers and military officers are attempting to devise effective theater-level missile defenses.
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An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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