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February 28, 2015
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 25, 2015
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. The pale "Pahrump Hills" outcrop surrounds the rover, and the upper portion of Mount Sharp is visible on the horizon. Darker ground at upper right and lower left holds ripples of wind-blown sand and ... read more
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Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware
Researchers unveiled a software system Wednesday which had taught itself to play 49 different video games and proceeded to defeat human professionals - a major step in the fast-developing Artificial Intelligence realm. ... more

Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed. ... more

NASA wants to send a submarine to Saturn's moon Titan
The seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, are no place for astronauts. The frigid bodies of liquified natural gas are a study in inhabitability. But scientists suggest its possible some strange forms of life exist under the of icy surface of Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea. ... more
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Europe destroys last space truck to ISS
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Sunday said it had destroyed its last supply ship to the International Space Station, bringing a seven-year venture to a successful close. ... more


HAPTIX Starts Work to Provide Prosthetic Hands with Sense of Touch
Despite recent advances in technology for upper-limb prostheses, artificial arms and hands are still unable to provide users with sensory feedback, such as the "feel" of things being touched or awar ... more
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Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth
A pint-sized Japanese robot that became the first android to converse with an astronaut in space has returned to Earth after 18 months in orbit, project organisers said Thursday. ... more

Europe tests space plane in step to strategic goal
Europe on Wednesday said it successfully launched and brought back to Earth a prototype space plane in a strategy to join an elite club of space powers. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port


SpaceX cargo craft returns to Earth
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth on Tuesday, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after a month-long stay at the International Space Station. ... more

IBM brings Watson supercomputer to Japan via SoftBank
IBM announced plans Tuesday to bring its Watson supercomputer to Japan with mobile telecom group SoftBank, in a deal aimed at developing new applications for robotics and other services. ... more

Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion
Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles. Most fast aquatic a ... more
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Tiny robotic 'hands' could improve cancer diagnostics, drug delivery
Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of 'soft robotics.' One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic ... more

Human insights inspire solutions for household robots
People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers like Siddharth Srivastava, a scientist at the United Tec ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port


Researchers determine how the brain controls robotic grasping tools
Grasping an object involves a complex network of brain functions. First, visual cues are processed in specialized areas of the brain. Then, other areas of the brain use these signals to control the ... more

International partnership will develop first market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot
12 February 2015 will be the start of SWEEPER, an innovation driven international research programme for the development of the first generation market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot. The resea ... more

U.S. Navy unveils firefighting robot SAFFiR
At the Naval Future Force Science & Technology Expo, held Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, D.C., military engineers showed off their latest invention - a firefighting robot. ... more

Safe production in Industry 4.0
Beautiful new production world: For value-creation chains that span multiple locations, equipment, robotics, systems components, minicomputers in components and sensors are all networked with each o ... more

NASA planning Europa mission, Jupiter's potentially life-hosting moon
The big ticket items - the Space Launch System, the Orion capsule, the Commercial Crew program - grabbed the big bucks and the headlines, as NASA unveiled the White House's 2015 budget proposal. But some astronomers and science fans are most excited about the inclusion of a new mission: a trip to Europa, Jupiter's fourth largest moon. ... more

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Robot acquires chef skills via YouTube instructional vids
The Internet is filled with useless info, but buried in the rubble are nuggets of information - whole instructional videos, in fact. Building off of previous artificial intelligence work, scientists have engineered a robot capable of acquiring and demonstrating cooking skills learned by watching YouTube videos. ... more

Canadian students design robotic sailboat for Atlantic challenge
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by an unmanned sailing boat? Yes, this is a dream of a group of students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver in west Canada. They've designed a rob ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Wrench thrown in British shale gas gears

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year

Moving molecule writes letters

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

Lithium from the coal in China

New research predicts when, how materials will act

Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography


NASA's CATS Installed on ISS by Robotic Handoff


Privacy is dead, Davos hears


Scientists find translucent fish living under Antarctic ice shelf


UNL drillers help make new Antarctic discoveries


Upgraded Atlas ready to go wireless at next DARPA Robotics Challenge


Artificial intelligence future wows Davos elite


This robot has the mind of a worm


Musk donates $10M to keep Artificial Intelligence friendly


US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots


Europe comet mission deserves Nobel: space chief

Robots learn to use tools by watching YouTube videos

Fresh supplies and experiments for Samantha

Vision system for household robots

The 'human' side of robots at electronics show

From Rovers to Self-Driving Cars

NASA Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure

Consumer tech show spotlights gadgets for healthy living

Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica

Astronaut feels the force

DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications

Comet probe 'may revive in March': French space chief

I, Tormentum

Gecko Grippers Get a Microgravity Test Flight

Tiny 'life detector' could sense alien movement: study

Risky Business

NASA Glenn Research Center Completes Stirling Generator

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

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

New idea for transporting spacecraft could ease trip to Mars

NASA theorizes a manned mission to Venus

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