After "seven minutes of terror" involving guided entry, parachute and powered descent, and even a sky crane, NASA’s Curiosity rover has successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. Better yet, the 2,000lbs (900kg) science lab has established communications with Earth and is sending back telemetry
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Less than an hour ago, NASA accomplished a new feat of engineering supremacy with the landing of the Curiosity Rover to the surface of Mars – and the first photos from that craft have been sent back to Earth already. As it was revealed about and around the landing sequence for this craft, the delay
Photos courtesy of Wired reveal that Apple’s new "tactical" data center at its Maiden, North Carolina facility is well on its way to completion. Captured with the help of a decidedly low-tech airplane — a 1949 Piper PA-11 Cub Special, if you must know — the shots feature what appear to be the facade
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Over the past few weeks we’ve been watching NASA’s work with their newest Mars Rover to make its way to the red planet. Three hundred and fifty million miles away from Earth, Curiosity landed on the planet after having worked through the sequence outlined by the group over the past few weeks.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been prepping for the big day – today – when NASA releases the Curiosity Mars Rover to the red planet with live feeds from all directions. If you’re currently tuning in, you’ll want to head over to http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl and watch live
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The Biorobotics lab at Harvard has interests extending beyond robot hands. The team is doing some fascinating stuff in the medical field, as well, including the exploration of heart surgery while the heart itself is still beating. They’ve explored some motion compensating tools, and we just couldn’t