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April 17, 2015
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) Apr 17, 2015
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Friday at the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit. European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti grappled the capsule with the space station's robotic arm at 6:55 am (1055 GMT) as the space station flew over the northern Pacific to the east of Japan, NASA said. "Houston, capture is complete," said NASA astronaut Terry Virts, after high-fiving Cristoforetti in the space statio ... read more
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Robotic Arm Gets Busy on Rock Outcrop
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater near the entrance of "Marathon Valley," a putative location for abundant clay minerals. The rover is positioned on a light-toned outcrop next ... more

Research for One-Year Space Station Mission Launched On Falcon 9
Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX ... more

Scientists hold breath for comet lander to wake
Europe's comet lander Philae has remained obstinately silent since a new bid was launched to communicate with it, mission chiefs said Tuesday, but chances for contact were improving daily. ... more
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Comet 67P springs magnetic surprise
In a new twist in a landmark exploration, Europe's comet-chasing Rosetta mission has found that its target, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has no magnetic field, scientists reported Tuesday. ... more


Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. Elastic technologies c ... more
Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Long Beach CA - May 19-21, 2015 The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas 26th Space Cryogenics Workshop Human 2 Mars Conference Mat 5-7 2015 - Washington DC

All dolled up: China sex toys play for real
She lay quietly on a narrow bed, greeting potential customers with an impassive stare and a disproportionately buxom form: meet "156", a stand-in companion for Chinese men with empty beds. ... more

Fukushima robot dies three hours after entering reactor vessel
A robot sent to inspect a reactor' containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stopped responding three hours into the operation. TEPCO hoped to take a look inside the vessel con ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Allies concerned at China's maritime moves

Iran poses growing cyber threat to US: study

Lithuania eyes German Army artillery

Chinese president to visit Pakistan next week: Islamabad

Russia Should Consider Launching Super-Heavy Rockets From Vostochny


Saucers, totes, cans, passion and dedication shape local students at JSC
Flying saucers have landed at Johnson Space Center-and they are taking over the minds of our youth. OK, so they are not really flying saucers. Those landed a few years back. Actually, this year they ... more

DARPA Seeks to Create Software Systems That Could Last 100 Years
As modern software systems continue inexorably to increase in complexity and capability, users have become accustomed to periodic cycles of updating and upgrading to avoid obsolescence-if at some co ... more

NASA selects proposals for ultra-lightweight material development
NASA has selected three proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures. The proposals will mature advanced technologies that will ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

KUKA Systems Aerospace opens French facility
A new facility for the research, development and production of robotic manufacturing systems has been opened in France by KUKA Systems Aerospace. ... more

Home Away From Home: NASA Spider-Droids to Build in Space
A company called Tethers Unlimited is developing a futuristic "Arachnid-like" droid system, funded by the North American Space Agency, that hopes to help humanity's journey into - and settlement in ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Allies concerned at China's maritime moves

Iran poses growing cyber threat to US: study

Lithuania eyes German Army artillery

Chinese president to visit Pakistan next week: Islamabad

Russia Should Consider Launching Super-Heavy Rockets From Vostochny


Ultra-realistic robot proves there's more than one way to scare a fish
In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares. And while the species has no natural reason to fear robots, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of ... more

How To Train Your Astronauts
Training an astronaut is no easy task. Astronauts go through years of rigorous technical, health and safety training to learn simple and complex tasks for a typical four to six month mission. They d ... more

Modular brains help organisms learn new skills without forgetting old skills
New research suggests that when brains are organized into modules they are better at learning new information without forgetting old knowledge. The findings - published this week in PLOS Computation ... more

Researchers build brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand
A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. The technique, de ... more

Soft, energy-efficient robotic wings
Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high-energy conversion efficiencies. Thi ... more
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Computer sharing of personality in sight: inventor
The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says. ... more

Artificial hand able to respond sensitively using smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexib ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say UK scientists

Russia, Japan to Continue Developing Joint Nuclear Energy Projects

Combined effort for structural determination

Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters

Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics

Russia Ready to Tender for Malaysia's First Nuclear Power Plant

Light in a spin


Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting


Winged drones look and move like real butterflies


Future US Navy: robotic sub-hunters, deepsea pods


Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots


Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative


Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders


NASA rover completes 11-year Mars marathon


Robot finds bodily posture may affect memory and learning


Robotic materials: Changing with the world around them


Robotic SPACE Explorers Need Smarts to Survive

USAF funds sense-and-avoid technology development

Chilly Philae still slumbering, says comet mission

'Robo-advisor' growth hits Wall Street money managers

Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer

Design your world - online robots, 3D printers at CeBIT

Anti-robot march held at SXSW

US loses contact with drone over Syria: officials

Curiosity Rover Arm Delivers Rock Powder Sample

Liquid Metal Robots Are Almost Here

New preschool lesson teaches programming theories

Comet mission in bid to contact dormant Philae probe

Wake up Philae! The world awaits news

Billionaire Teams Up with NASA to Mine the Moon

Dawn: We Have Arrived at Ceres

Russian SAR-401 Space Robot Ready for the ISS

Kids and robots learn to write together

Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover

25 teams to participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

Curiosity confirms methane in Mars' atmosphere

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp

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