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NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event
Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live
Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation
SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2
People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs
Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition
A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the
Antares orb-3 accident
UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet
Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The agreement includes an
Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies
The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month. It was thrilling to see
One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

SPORT NEWS

Qualified success? Manfred, for one, likes current free-agency system

Qualified success? Manfred, for one, likes current free-agency system

By Jon Paul Morosi Nov 10, 2015 at 9:55p ET BOCA RATON, Fla. — All week at the Major League Baseball general managers' meetings, team executives and agents have wondered aloud whether any of the 20 qualifying offers to top free agents will be accepted. Even a single "yes" before Friday's
11 November, 2015 No Comments Sports,

Research & Innovation

Final days to register for $1m UAE competition
Final days to register for $1m UAE competition

The first UAE Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Awards for Good aim to encourage research and development to meet challenges in the health, education and social services sectors. But less than two weeks remain to enter

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Bioinspired robotics #1: Swarm collectives, with Radhika Nagpal
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Short video: In situ Fabricator a “game-changer” in construction methods
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Four influential technologies with roots in robotics
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Four-legged robot that efficiently handles challenging terrain
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Self-flying drone dips, darts and dives through trees at 30 mph: Video demo
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Emotionally literate tech to help treat autism
18 November, 2015 No Comments Research & Innovation,

Space

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live
Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. where

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SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2
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Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition
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Antares orb-3 accident
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Lifestyle Tips

Section Four

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Midnight Blue

Stunning 6-inch Quad HD display is great for movies, videos, gaming, e-books, and surfing the web, with round-the-clock battery life. It includes Phone, Charger and Quick Guides. Compatible with Google Project Fi wireless network (Google

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Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Midnight Blues
14 November, 2015 No Comments Technology,
Google to follow in Apple’s footsteps again
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4 things NOT to buy on Black Friday
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Tech Q&A: Printers, Wi-Fi and more
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A next-gen helicopter for the next US president
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Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. where student teams from the US and other countries will join NASA, ESA,MIT, DARPA, the Center

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation below A brief but as always interesting press conference by Elon Musk presented the new version of the Dragon capsule, with substantial improvements over Dragon v1.

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs and image platforms for social purposes, and though selfies may just be a trend, they say a lot about the narcissism of people and the zeitgeist

Antares orb-3 accident

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the Cygnus spacecraft on the ISS exploded a few seconds after its launch from NASA’s Wallops flight facilities. No casualties or even small injuries were reported,

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET), it’s the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved and it’s a great milestone for

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The agreement includes an additional $200 million to refurbish the hangars and improve the site with a museum and educational facilities. Hangar One, the biggest and most colorful

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month. It was thrilling to see an ambitious 10-year program – spanning billions of miles traveled, with four separate gravity assists from the Earth and Mars – finally enter orbit around

World

UN calls for creation of special court to investigate alleged atrocities during Sri Lankan civil war

UN calls for creation of special court to investigate alleged atrocities during Sri Lankan civil war

The U.N.’s top human rights official is urging the creation of a special court to look into atrocities committed during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, which left tens of thousands dead. Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual abuse by security forces, as well as suicide attacks, […]

11 November, 2015 No Comments World,

US

US sanctions UN agency under whistle-blower law in unprecedented move

US sanctions UN agency under whistle-blower law in unprecedented move

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. State Department has taken a symbolic step to withhold money from a United Nations organization, in order to show concern about the ethical standards and whistle-blower protection at the scandal-tarred World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO. The amount of money involved is puny — less than $370,000 — compared to the billions in […]

11 November, 2015 No Comments World,

Tech

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Midnight Blue

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Midnight Blue

Stunning 6-inch Quad HD display is great for movies, videos, gaming, e-books, and surfing the web, with round-the-clock battery life. It includes Phone, Charger and Quick Guides. Compatible with Google Project Fi wireless network (Google invite required), see details at https://fi.google.com/about/faq/ Stunning 6-inch Quad HD display is great for movies, videos, gaming, e-books, and surfing […]

14 November, 2015 No Comments Technology,
Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Midnight Blues
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Google to follow in Apple’s footsteps again
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4 things NOT to buy on Black Friday
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Tech Q&A: Printers, Wi-Fi and more
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Recent News Boxed Style

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them

Antares orb-3 accident

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Antares orb-3 accident

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month.

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

We asked Alan Winfield what the first successful landing on a comet means for the future of space mining. Find out

Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,
Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

Several hours ago, ISS astronauts opened the cargo bay of the Dragon spacecraft that was recently berthed to the space station. It

Recent News Masonry Style

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. where

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation below A brief but as always interesting press conference by Elon

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs and image platforms for social purposes, and though selfies may just

Antares orb-3 accident

Antares orb-3 accident

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the Cygnus spacecraft on the ISS exploded a few seconds after

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET), it’s the first time in

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The agreement includes an additional $200 million to refurbish the hangars and improve the

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month. It was thrilling to see an ambitious 10-year program – spanning billions of miles traveled,

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

We asked Alan Winfield what the first successful landing on a comet means for the future of space mining. Find out his answer below. The successful landing of Philae on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this November was an extraordinary achievement

Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

18 November, 2015 No Comments Space,

Several hours ago, ISS astronauts opened the cargo bay of the Dragon spacecraft that was recently berthed to the space station. It was both the 7th successful Dragon mission and the 5th successful ISS dock (under NASA’s

Section Eleven

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live
Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live

Watch Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge live


NASA, MIT and DARPA will host the Fifth Annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Student Challenge today at 7:30am (EST). The event will take place at MIT’s

Read More
SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2
SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2

SpaceX unveils its next generation Dragon V2


Tonight at 7PM PT SpaceX will reveal Dragon V2 -their next generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. UPDATE: read our de-briefing of the presentation below A brief but as always

Read More
Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition
Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition


People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs and image platforms for social

Read More
Antares orb-3 accident
Antares orb-3 accident

Antares orb-3 accident


A very unfortunate incident for NASA and the commercial orbital transportation services program took place yesterday. The Antares rocket that was about to send the Cygnus spacecraft on the ISS

Read More
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae makes first ever landing on a comet


UPDATE: ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET),

Read More
Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies
Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies

Google commits $1.36 billion for NASA facility, to house their robotics, space and flight technologies


Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures has committed to a 60-year $1.16 billion lease of the 1,000 acre Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The agreement includes an additional $200 million to refurbish

Read More
One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier
One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier

One giant leap: Rosetta and the space mining frontier


The Rosetta mission’s dramatic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured the attention and imagination of the world earlier this month. It was thrilling to see an ambitious 10-year program –

Read More
Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing
Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing


We asked Alan Winfield what the first successful landing on a comet means for the future of space mining. Find out his answer below. The successful landing of Philae on comet

Read More
Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft
Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft

Despite hard landing, Falcon 9 recovery attempt bodes well for future of reusable spacecraft


Several hours ago, ISS astronauts opened the cargo bay of the Dragon spacecraft that was recently berthed to the space station. It was both the 7th successful Dragon mission and the 5th

Read More
Blue Origin successfully tests autonomous suborbital system
Blue Origin successfully tests autonomous suborbital system

Blue Origin successfully tests autonomous suborbital system


Fifteen years after it was founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin completed a successful test flight of its ‘New Shepard’ suborbital system and emerged from their secretive modus operandi, where

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194 Chinese robot companies
194 Chinese robot companies

194 Chinese robot companies


In China, the robotics industry is booming. Companies are deploying thousands of robots in all types of factories, particularly in the auto industry. Chinese companies that manufacture robots and their components

Read More
Final days to register for $1m UAE competition
Final days to register for $1m UAE competition

Final days to register for $1m UAE competition


The first UAE Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Awards for Good aim to encourage research and development to meet challenges in the health, education and social services sectors. But less than

Read More

Section Twelve

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