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September 19, 2014
STATION NEWS
ISS Crew Trains to Capture Dragon
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2014
While they await next week's launch of the other half of their crew to the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst focused Wednesday on health checks, cargo operations and robotic practice for the capture of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship set to launch Saturday. Commander Suraev began the day downloading micro-accelerometer data from the Identification experiment. This study measures the loads on the station during dyna ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

Cutting the cord on soft robots
When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Developers from Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'
NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has reached the base of the Martian mountain it aims to explore and should start drilling rocks there soon, US space agency scientists said Thursday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Top trends at IFA 2014, Europe's biggest gadget fair
From smartwatches to "phablets" to precision robot vacuum cleaners, Europe's IFA consumer electronics show showcases the latest in gadget wizardry. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

iRobot supplying its PackBots to Canada
Nearly two dozen robotic reconnoitering systems are to be provided to the Canadian Department of National Defense by Massachusetts-headquartered iRobot Corp. ... more


MARSDAILY

Robots do battle over Mars exploration
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required - in Space
NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assemb ... more
ROBO SPACE

Watch MIT's Atlas robot carry heavy objects
A robot that can carry objects of different weights in each of its hands could be valuable to industries like construction, warehouse work and much more. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

ROBO SPACE

DARPA issues RFI for robotic space services for satellites
The U.S. military is looking for space robotic services for critical satellites in geostationary Earth orbit. ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016. Called th ... more
ROBO SPACE

Magal introducing RoboGuard security system in Israel
A sensor system that travels a monorail attached to a perimeter fence for surveillance has been introduced by Magal Security Systems Ltd. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


ROBO SPACE

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet
Robo Brain - a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources - is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 1 ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming
Expedition 40 participated in health checks, Robonaut upgrades and Soyuz emergency drills Wednesday. The International Space Station also boosted its orbit setting the stage for a crew departure and ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

MOON DAILY

China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth ... more
UAV NEWS

Delivery by drone
In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggestin ... more
ROBO SPACE

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more
NANO TECH

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step to ... more
ROBO SPACE

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada
A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road. ... more

MARSDAILY

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the Dust Removal Tool on its robotic arm to brush aside reddish, more-oxidized dust, revealing a gray patch of less-oxidized rock material at a target called "Bonanz ... more
ROBO SPACE

A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University. "Form a sea star shape," directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

ROBO SPACE

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation

CHIP TECH

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage

ROBO SPACE

Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away

STATION NEWS

The ISS just dumped 3,300 lbs of space trash to burn up in Earth's atmosphere

ROBO SPACE

Robo-cook: android restaurant boots up in China

ROBO SPACE

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots

ROBO SPACE

'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape

ROBO SPACE

Robots to up-end the world of work, for good and bad

SPACEMART

Last European cargo ship docks with space station

ROBO SPACE

Small, origami-inspired pop-up robots function autonomously

Robotic-assisted imaging will help in daily hospital practice

Space cargo ship set for docking with ISS

More Tasks for China's Moon Mission

NASA Selects Proposals for Advanced Energy Storage Systems

Toxic red tide nears Florida coast

US EVAa Delayed; Crew Preps For Russian EVA, Robonaut Upgrades

Robotic Rock Climbers Could Uncover Clues to Mars' Past

Robonaut Upgrades, Spacewalk Preps and Cargo Ops for ISS Crew

Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

China's Circumlunar Spacecraft Unmasked

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

End dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying "Housekeeper" Robots

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Wake up, robot

Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel

Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide

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