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
July 25, 2016 As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential ... read more
July 25, 2016 As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of ... read more
July 21, 2016 The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California's San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling ... read more
July 22, 2016 A team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating ... read more
July 21, 2016 There is some consolation in how the fossil fuel-induced climatic changes we increasingly experience through droughts and storm surges are playing out. It could have happened sooner, and therefore ... read more
July 22, 2016 A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing ... 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