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January 24, 2015
ICE WORLD
UNL drillers help make new Antarctic discoveries
Lincoln NE (SPX) Jan 23, 2015
Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle designed, built and operated by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering team, scientists have made new discoveries about Antarctica's geology and biology. In addition to new observations about how Antarctica's ice sheets are affected by rising temperatures, the expedition also uncovered a unique ecosystem of fish and invertebrates living in an estuary deep beneath the Antarctic ice. "UNL team members once again demonstrated their ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

Upgraded Atlas ready to go wireless at next DARPA Robotics Challenge
A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of which will be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, C ... more
ROBO SPACE

Musk donates $10M to keep Artificial Intelligence friendly
American entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced that he would contribute $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) for a global research program aimed at ensuring that artificial intelligence ... more
ROBO SPACE

Artificial intelligence future wows Davos elite
From the robot that washes your clothes to the robot that marks homework: the future world of artificial intelligence wowed the Davos elite Thursday, but the rosy picture came with a warning. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

This robot has the mind of a worm
Scientists working on the ragtag research operation known as Open Worm are blazing the path toward real artificial intelligence - artificial worm intelligence, that is. Everyone's got to start somewhere. ... more


UAV NEWS

US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots
Facing a shortage of drone pilots, the US Air Force said Thursday it will increase pay for those who operate the robotic planes and draw on airmen from the reserves to fill the gap. ... more
Military Radar Summit 2015
Small Modular Reactors - USA - 2015
Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe May 2015

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
IRON AND ICE

Europe comet mission deserves Nobel: space chief
A European mission that made the first landing on a comet deserves the Nobel prize, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robots learn to use tools by watching YouTube videos
Imagine having a personal robot prepare your breakfast every morning. Now, imagine that this robot didn't need any help figuring out how to make the perfect omelet, because it learned all the necess ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Anti-IS coalition talks focus on jihadist threat

Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

New Iran-US nuclear talks this week in Switzerland

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Russia Ready to Supply India With Anaerobic Submarines

EU Forced to Oppose Russian Resolution on Arms Ban in Space

Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

STATION NEWS

Fresh supplies and experiments for Samantha
Yesterday, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore captured the Dragon spacecraft with its supplies and new experiments for the six astronauts living 400 km above our p ... more
ROBO SPACE

Vision system for household robots
For household robots ever to be practical, they'll need to be able to recognize the objects they're supposed to manipulate. But while object recognition is one of the most widely studied topics in a ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
She stood on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, carried on conversations, blinked her eyes and sang a convincing rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads." ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

CAR TECH

From Rovers to Self-Driving Cars
NASA's Ames Research Center and Nissan North America have signed a Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement and the first annex to that agreement. The umbrella agreement allows for partnerships in ... more
ROBO SPACE

NASA Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure
Volcanoes have always fascinated Carolyn Parcheta. She remembers a pivotal moment watching a researcher take a lava sample on a science TV program video in 6th grade. "I said to myself, I'm going to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Anti-IS coalition talks focus on jihadist threat

Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

New Iran-US nuclear talks this week in Switzerland

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Russia Ready to Supply India With Anaerobic Submarines

EU Forced to Oppose Russian Resolution on Arms Ban in Space

Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

SPACE TRAVEL

Consumer tech show spotlights gadgets for healthy living
From bracelets that measure body fat to robots that coach children through chemotherapy, the Consumer Electronics Show brimmed with gadgets promising prescriptions for healthier lives. ... more
ICE WORLD

Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica
New robot technology leads Antarctic exploration into a new epoch. It is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially ... more
STATION NEWS

Astronaut feels the force
In a milestone for space robotics, the International Space Station has hosted the first full run of ESA's experiment with a force-reflecting joystick. Think of the kind of tasks you can do wit ... more
INTERN DAILY

DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications
If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind. The project is th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Comet probe 'may revive in March': French space chief
A probe that made the first landing on a comet but fell silent when its battery ran down may revive with sunlight in March, France's space chief said Monday. ... more

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ROBO SPACE

I, Tormentum
Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and Zeroth Law from his 1950 novel "I, Robot" concern helping humans and not hurting them, but they do not cover robots playing basketball. To Megan Meehan, ins ... more
TECH SPACE

Gecko Grippers Get a Microgravity Test Flight
There are no garbage trucks equipped to leave the atmosphere and pick up debris floating around the Earth. But what if we could send a robot to do the job? Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Scientists set quantum speed limit

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials

Study yields surprising insights into the effects of wood fuel burning

Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

Is glass a true solid?

Protection against radiation exposure

EXO LIFE

Tiny 'life detector' could sense alien movement: study

IRON AND ICE

Risky Business

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Glenn Research Center Completes Stirling Generator

ROBO SPACE

QinetiQ North America refurbishing, modernizing Talon robots used by the military

ROBO SPACE

Pitt team publishes new findings from mind-controlled robot arm project

MARSDAILY

New idea for transporting spacecraft could ease trip to Mars

VENUSIAN HEAT

NASA theorizes a manned mission to Venus

ROBO SPACE

Robot named 'Athena' becomes first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight

ROBO SPACE

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA, SpaceX reschedule next week's ISS resupply launch

Opportunity In No-Flash Mode: Kludge Ready To Radiate

Early adoption of robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients

New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions

Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility

Engineer Applies Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

Artificial intelligence: Hawking's fears stir debate

Finland Parliament Approves Nuclear Power Plant Construction With Russia

Mini Rovers Hold Big Promise for Community College Students

Hawking warns AI 'could spell end of human race'

Carnegie Mellon Unveils Lunar Rover "Andy"

Astrobiology Acupuncture: Collecting Data from Non-Planar Surfaces

An eel-lectrifying future for autonomous underwater robots

Within Rover's Reach at Mars Target Area 'Alexander Hills'

An alternative to 'Turing Test'

Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice

Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?

Schker-blop! The sound of a comet touchdown

Comet probe 'sniffed' organic molecules: early data

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