6 Start-Ups Joining Forces With Scientists

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3D Systems | Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources hopes to use robots, spacecraft and some telescopes to mine asteroids and create space depots. Earlier this summer, the printing giant 3D Systems decided to help out, providing financing as well as fabricating components. It's a win for both sides, as 3D Systems will be get to expand past industrial printers into funding scientific ideas.