Air & Space

Hey, Mr. Spaceman: An Interview with Edgar Mitchell

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Hot Water from Outer Space

Hot Water from Outer Space

You’re not in hot water.  Water that used to be very hot is in you… water from the cold depths of Interstellar Space. Let me ask you a question.  Don’t say anything, just think of the answer.  What is the formula for water?

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence

As announced at the end of March, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories has upgraded the Opportunity rover (already stationed on Mars) with artificial intelligence firmware, code-named AEGIS.

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Robots In Space

“I think it very likely — in fact inevitable — that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon, a fleeting phase in the evolution of the universe,” writes Paul Davies a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, and SETI scientist at Arizona State University.

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EXPO21XX: Where the Bots Are

You no longer need to contend with crowds, parking, lousy food, or noise to visit the halls of a conference center. EXPO21XX has created an online exhibition hall to showcase projects in more than 100 university robotics labs from around the world.

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Robot see, Robot Do

It’s not just the Japanese and Americans who are building humanoid robots. An ambitious coalition of researchers from German, French, and Italian universities and research labs recently met in Berlin to tackle the problem of how bots can autonomously learn and develop motor skills in open-ended environments.

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