Archive of ‘Space, Robots, & Extreme Tech’ category

SciFi Mixed Links – Star Wars Disney, Data DNA, Space Elevator

CoverGirl launches Star Wars-themed makeup (and cosplayers go wild).  Copyright CoverGirl/ Pat McGrath.

CoverGirl launches Star Wars-themed makeup (and cosplayers go wild). Copyright CoverGirl/ Pat McGrath.

 

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SciFi Mixed Links – Robot Takeovers!!! Spacesuits, Robo-Hotels & Robo-Ballers

A compilation of all the different spacesuits we've used as a species. Image source: Reddit /r/space.

A compilation of all the different spacesuits we’ve used as a species. Image source: Reddit /r/space.

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SciFi Mixed Links – Pluto Pics, Hans Solo Prequel, Space Survival

After 10 years, NASA's New Horizons will fly by Pluto! Closest approach expected at at 12:49pm BST (7:49am EDT) on 7/14/2015. Image Source: NASA.

After almost a decade in space, NASA’s New Horizons will fly by Pluto! Closest approach is expected at 12:49pm BST (7:49am EDT) today on 7/14/2015, with close-up images sent back a day or two later. Image Source: NASA.

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DARPA 2015 Robot Showdown – Team Kaist & Team IHMC Battlebots!!

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, held this past Friday and Saturday at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, tested 24 world-class robot teams. These humanoid bots had to traverse a multi-tiered course designed to mimic emergency conditions, replete with rubble, communication problems, broken-down valves and wires. But enough from me – let’s see what the robots had to say about the course…

(All the images below are screenshots from DARPA’s live feed of the event. To go to the DARPA main page, click here.)

'Hubo' belongs to Team KAIST, a Korean robotics team that has developed this robot since 2002. 'Running Man' belongs to Florida-based Team IMHC Robotics.

‘Hubo’ belongs to Team KAIST, a Korean robotics team that has developed this robot since 2002. ‘Running Man’ belongs to Florida-based Team IMHC Robotics.

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Today in Space History – Apollo 13 Returns Home

Following an explosion in the command module, the Apollo 13 crew used bravery, ingenuity, plastic wrap and duct tape to safely return home. Image source: NASA

Following an explosion in the command module, the Apollo 13 crew used bravery, ingenuity, plastic wrap and duct tape to safely return home. Image source: NASA

Happy 45th anniversary to a safe landing.  Check out the NASA Mission page, Time article, and Wikipedia page.

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