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November 07, 2017
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing



Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of the Noachian-aged Endeavour Crater. The rover is investigating a site where there is evidence of scouring, by wind or otherwise. On Sol 4890 (Oct. 26, 2017), Opportunity bumped uphill about 13 feet (4 meters) to reach some targets of interest to the science team. Because of the steep terrain, the left rear wheel popped up as a wheelie. Before another further motion or robotic arm use on the rover, th ... read more

ROBO SPACE
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The res ... more
TECH SPACE
Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin glows when it gets hurt
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond effectively to a harmful blow. N ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" ... more
ROBO SPACE
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning tech ... more
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ROBO SPACE
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided ... more
UAV NEWS
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
We've seen RoboBees that can fly, stick to walls, and dive into water. Now, get ready for a hybrid RoboBee that can fly, dive into water, swim, propel itself back out of water, and safely land. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes. Researchers at the University of Sussex and Swansea University have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid m ... more
ROBO SPACE
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. ... more
MARSDAILY
Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics ... more
WATER WORLD
Ben-Gurion introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed Israel's first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The robotic "HydroCamel II" will be commercially available for use in the military, security, and ... more


Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duel

SPACE TRAVEL
Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship
Miami (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Two American astronauts on Friday wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives in early November, NASA said. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Samsung's revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Samsung on Wednesday announced it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon's Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial intelligence. ... more
SPACEWAR
OFFSET "Sprinters" encouraged to share innovative ideas for swarm systems
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
DARPA's OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarm ... more
ROBO SPACE
Self-taught, 'superhuman' AI now even smarter: makers
Paris (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring "intuition" has become even smarter, its makers said Wednesday. ... more



Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government said Saturday. The decision comes a month after jihadists ambushed a joint US-Niger patrol in a volatile area near the border with Mali, killing four American soldiers and four Nigerien troops. But Defence Minister ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Boeing invests in autonomous flight technology company
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Five massive radar sites arrayed throughout the northern hemisphere, mostly designed and installed during the Cold War, provide missile warning information and track space-based objects for ... more
Mumbai, India (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts - for the cost of a $10 microchip. Doctors and engineers from Duke and Stanford universities will demonstrate their device Oct. 31 at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum in Washington, D.C. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Resistive memory components the computer industry can't resist
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Nanoelectronic breakthrough may lead to more efficient quantum devices
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Mattis looks to diplomacy as IS crumbles in Syria
Helsinki (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he supported a diplomatic solution for the Syria conflict, as America and its partners look beyond the defeat of the Islamic State group in the war-torn nation. Speaking to reporters ahead of his arrival for talks in Finland on Monday, Mattis said intelligence assessments - based primarily on the numbers of jihadists who have surrendered, des ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families
Washington (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Guantanamo judge orders US general's detention for contempt
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Jihadists at large: 3 most wanted for Paris, Brussels attacks
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Scientists create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices - which could revolutionise future generations of data storage and sensors. The innovative new study by a team of international researchers including Professor Gino Hrkac from the University of Exeter, created a magnetic system capable of extracting thermal energy using a specif ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space
Paris (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Sixty years after Laika the dog became the first living creature to go into orbit, animals are still being sent into space - though these days much smaller creatures are going up. Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station programme, explains what we are still learning from animals in orbit. - Why no more dogs, cats or monkeys? - When those animals were sent ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space
Paris, France (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Orbital ATK's to deliver supplies to International Space Station
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Color-discerning capabilities that NASA's Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing. These capabilities go beyond the thousands of full-color images Curiosity takes every year: The rover can look at Mars with special filters helpful for identifying some minerals, and also with a spectrometer that sor ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Insight will carry over two million names to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 01, 2017
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Launch your design with Cheops
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite. The design will be placed on the Soyuz rocket's fairing, the tough outer shell that protects the satellite during launch and as it passes through the atmosphere into space. At an altitude of about 100 km the fairing will be jettisoned and fall back to ... more
Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA Selects Studies for Gateway Power and Propulsion Element
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russia embezzlement probe at rocket firm Soyuz
Anchorage AK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company
Are elevated levels of mercury in the American dipper due to run-of-river dams?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry used American dippers to determine if run-of-river (RoR) dams altered food webs and mercury levels at 13 stream sites in British Columbia. Run-of-river dams are deemed "green energy" because they produce lower greenhouse gas emissions, have lower water storage, barrier size, extent of flooding and water level fluctuations than con ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
UK car sales skid in October: industry body
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
British car sales sank in October for the seventh successive month on disappointing consumer demand, industry data showed on Monday. New car registrations sank 12.2 percent year-on-year to 158,192 vehicles last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement. The SMMT blamed the sharp drop on falling consumer confidence - and confusion surrounding the governmen ... more
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
New York (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Tesla slides on murky outlook for fixing Model 3 production woes
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technology could one day enable smart factories that use one production line to mass-produce customized devices combining soft materials such as engineered tissue with hard materials that add functions such ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Five massive radar sites arrayed throughout the northern hemisphere, mostly designed and installed during the Cold War, provide missile warning information and track space-based objects for ... more
Mumbai, India (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A soil scientist from RUDN University has found out how plant root secretions affect microorganisms and biochemical processes in paddy soils (rice fields, for instance). Rice field soils play a very important role in the agriculture of Southeast Asia, since they cover > 160 Mio ha and are used to produce food for a quarter of world population. The results of the study were published in the Europ ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The advent of 'green' cattle
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Marijuana farming is harming the environment, study shows
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