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
Sep. 26, 2016 Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion conservationists think trophy ... 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