Infrared video released by NASA shows how future robotic landers might hover and land autonomously on asteroids or lunar surfaces. The agency has been testing the compact vehicles for missions to airless environments where parachutes will not work.
TheStreet (Oct. 7, 2014) Cooler temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect the same harsh weather that chilled much of the nation last year. Low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced ... watch video
NASA (Mar. 2, 2015) Join NASA EDGE as they cover the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft live from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Special guests include NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, ... watch video
AP (Apr. 10, 2014) Teams looking for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are trying to narrow the 500-square-mile search zone in the Indian Ocean so the U.S. Navy can send down Bluefin-21, a robotic sub designed to map the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 19, 2015) Researchers in Singapore have developed an autonomous robotic swan that collects real time data about water quality in an effort to efficiently monitor reservoirs. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 3, 2015) A robotic drone designed to collect spewing whale snot could potentially usher in a new hands-off approach to marine mammal research. Ben Gruber has more.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 12, 2016) Researchers are developing soft robotic tools for underwater research. The pressure-driven systems will allow marine biologists to examine delicate sea life without harming it. Ben Gruber ... watch video
AFP (Apr. 1, 2014) Spring in Japan brings explosions of pink and white cherry blossoms that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics across this nature-loving country but it also signals the start of the 'hayfever' ... watch video
Aug. 30, 2016 Researchers have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. Previously, this involved collecting and identifying all the organisms living in it. Using ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial regime' ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 The sun's impact on our planet's climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 In the future, the breeding of the climate-friendly cow can be sped up by using genetic information. A recent study identifies areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region by accounting ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 The lifetime of perovskite solar cells is significantly enhanced by using few-layer MoS2 flakes as an active buffer interface layer. Researchers show that interface engineering with layered materials ... read more
Aug. 29, 2012 With a whistle and a roar, the "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28 at NASA's Marshall Space ... read more
Nov. 21, 2011 NASA successfully completed the final flight in a series of tests of a new robotic lander prototype at the Redstone Test Center's propulsion test facility on the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal in ... read more
Nov. 3, 2011 NASA will conduct a 100-foot robotic lander altitude test flight Friday, Nov. 4, to mature the technology needed to develop a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers capable of ... read more