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SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) – David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. David Aguliar poses with his prosthetic arm built with Lego pieces during an interview with Reuters in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, February
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Oh hi there! The white arrows indicate the position of the Chang’e-4 lander.NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University When humanity’s space-based robotic ambassadors take photographs of each other, it fills me with such an overwhelming sense of optimism. Sure, it’s a bit of fun, but there’s something decidedly more profound about such shenanigans. When two metallic contraptions sent out
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – In February, Honeywell Aerospace plans to formally open its Space Division’s Greenhouse, an incubator focused on slashing the cost and time required to produce key technologies like optical intersatellite links for small satellites. The satellite industry is changing quickly and “we have to evolve,” Marina Mississian, Honeywell Aerospace Space Payloads senior
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Artist’s concept. NASA’s InSight lander.Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Ten weeks after landing, NASA’s InSight is still unpacking. “We’re in the instrument deployment phase,” says Matt Golombek of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The robotic probe is slogging through its paces near the Martian equator at Elysium Planitia—smooth, sandy, and bleak. There, nights are
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Sunlight in GreenlandWilliam Bossen | Unsplash The year 2018 was marked with regular bouts of breaking news concerning rising temperatures across the globe including rapidly warming oceans and the Arctic losing 95% of its oldest ice. And today, the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – An undercurrent of the SmallSat Symposium was a widespread conviction that a shakeout is looming for certain entrepreneurial space sectors, prompting questions about the future of technology, personnel and business models that never get off the ground, literally or figuratively. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have established close relationships with small satellite
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