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(Photo credit: CDC/James Gathany)

Maj. Whit Collins, Thunderbird No. 4, said that the bubble canopy is the best part of the F-16. In the mid-1970s, the Flight Dynamics Laboratory (FDL), now part of AFRL’s Aerospace Systems Directorate, developed the design, structure and materials for the F-16 canopy, the transparent enclosure over the cockpit. (Courtesy photo/AFRL)

This artist's rendering depicts the Archinaut payload during its deployment in space. The project uses additive manufacturing to produce new or replacement structures including beams and struts too large for today's conventional rockets to haul to space. (Photo credit: NASA/Made in Space)

A new ARS-developed, starch-based coating makes paper water-resistant. (Photo credit: USDA/Peggy Greb)

Photo credit: The IZone Crew @ CAMI