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August 21, 2014
MARSDAILY
Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2014
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 "Bonanza King," visible in this image from the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam). The Mastcam's right-eye camera, which has a telephoto lens, took this image on Aug. 17, 2014, during the 722nd Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. The brushing activity occurred earlier the same sol. The rover team is e ... read more
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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
ROBO SPACE

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation
Exoskeltons from Lockheed Martin that boost a person's strength and endurance are to be tested and evaluated for industrial use by the U.S. Navy. ... more
TECH SPACE

Robotic-assisted imaging will help in daily hospital practice
While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In ... more
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ROBO SPACE

On the frontiers of cyborg science
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human ... more


CHIP TECH

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage
The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away
It starts out laying flat, like a sheet of paper. Then it springs up, almost lifelike, and folds into moveable parts much like origami art. And then it crawls away. ... more
STATION NEWS

The ISS just dumped 3,300 lbs of space trash to burn up in Earth's atmosphere
At some point on Sunday, nearly 3,300 pounds of trash will burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, disposing of waste produced by the International Space Station and giving astronauts a chance to study atmospheric re-entry. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

ROBO SPACE

Robo-cook: android restaurant boots up in China
It's more teatime than Terminator - a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots
Robots used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in disposal of unexploded ordnance are to be upgraded by their manufacturer, Remotec Inc. ... more
ROBO SPACE

'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape
Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shape like a star or the letter K, US researchers said Thursday. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robots to up-end the world of work, for good and bad
Robots and artificially intelligent devices will take over many jobs now done by people, and experts are divided as to whether their spread will do human society more good than harm. ... more
SPACEMART

Last European cargo ship docks with space station
Europe turned a page in its space flight history on Tuesday when it delivered supplies to the International Space Station for the last time. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

ROBO SPACE

Small, origami-inspired pop-up robots function autonomously
Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl a ... more
SPACEMART

Space cargo ship set for docking with ISS
Europe's final robot cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to dock on Tuesday - its manoeuvres webcast live from several angles, France's CNES space agency said on Monday. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

More Tasks for China's Moon Mission
Later this year, China will launch a robotic spacecraft to the Moon and back. We have known about this mission for some time, and we know roughly what the mission hopes to achieve. A bell-shaped re- ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Selects Proposals for Advanced Energy Storage Systems
NASA has selected four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions. Development of these new energy storage devices will hel ... more
WATER WORLD

Toxic red tide nears Florida coast
A toxic red tide continues to bloom and expand in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the coast of South Florida. Officials say the maroon-tinged algae bloom is one of the largest Florida's waters have seen in a decade. ... more

STATION NEWS

US EVAa Delayed; Crew Preps For Russian EVA, Robonaut Upgrades
The six-person Expedition 40 crew of the orbiting International Space Station spent Wednesday conducting medical research, gearing up for a Russian spacewalk and preparing the station's robotic crew ... more
MARSDAILY

Robotic Rock Climbers Could Uncover Clues to Mars' Past
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life. The latest experiments with this "Cliffbot" showed it could help examine places otherwise dif ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information

STATION NEWS

Robonaut Upgrades, Spacewalk Preps and Cargo Ops for ISS Crew

ROBO SPACE

Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

SPACEMART

Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

DRAGON SPACE

China's Circumlunar Spacecraft Unmasked

MARSDAILY

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

ROBO SPACE

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'

MARSDAILY

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

STATION NEWS

End dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role

ROBO SPACE

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying "Housekeeper" Robots

ROBO SPACE

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

ISS 'space truck' launch postponed: Arianespace

Getting a grip on robotic grasp

New launch date set for ISS delivery vessel: Arianespace

Squishy robots

NASA Announces Early Career Faculty Space Tech Research Grants

Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later

Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact

'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot

Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future

Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities

Orbital cargo ship reaches International Space Station

Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen

Drone lighting

Your next opponent in Angry Birds could be a robot

University Students Developing Robotic Gardening Technology

Collisions with Robots - without Risk of Injury

Power consumption of robot joints could be 40 percent less

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