Using Chitin, a Bioinspired Material, to Manufacture Tools and Shelters on Mars

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Press Release by PLOS

SUTD: Ng Shiwei, Stylianos Dritsas and Javier G. Fernandez

An image of a Martian and a shelter made from Martian Biolith.

A simple manufacturing technology based on chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on Earth, could be used to build tools and shelters on Mars, according to a study published September 16 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Javier Fernandez of Singapore University of Technology and Design, and colleagues.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2020/9/using-chitin-to-manufacture-tools-shelters-on-Mars

2021-09-27T14:14:21+00:00