Posts Tagged ‘Tech’
 

 
 

Mars Rover Curiosity Drives Itself For The First Time

The rover Curiosity, our best friend on Mars, has always had the ability to pilot itself around its new home. But for its first year away from Earth, it’s been piloted remotely by humans here on its birth planet. That jus...
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Why The U.S. Is Building A High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab In Kazakhstan

In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then Kazakhstan’s capital, for New York. When Dr. Alibekov—now known as Ken Alibek—sat down with the CIA, he had a terri...
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Gel-Based Super-Roomba Concept Is Improbable And Amazing

Let’s just say this up front: this design concept, for a Roomba-like vacuum army, is pretty out-there. But, man, I want to believe. The idea, from Korean designer Juan Lee, is for a set of eight remote-controlled balls th...
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Watch Live As NASA Crashes A Helicopter For Science

NASA is about to drop a helicopter’s body from 30 feet in the air because they are NASA and that sounds awesome to test new seatbelts and seats, as well as gain data on crashworthiness, the measure of how safe people will...
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NASA Tests Largest 3-D Printed Rocket Part Ever

In NASA’s latest exploration of combining 3-D printing and space travel, the agency ran tests on the largest ever 3-D printed rocket engine component at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The engine part was a complex subs...
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How To Commemorate The March On Washington Without Ever Leaving Your Computer

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Somewhere around the 30th anniversary of the speech, my parents bought...
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