Right now, engineers have got a dummy rover practising the business of retrieving packaged rock samples. And, yes, the stand-ins really are whiteboard markers.
Yay! Whiteboard markers. Um. OK.
But different agencies and companies are finally working together?
Wait. What’s the catch?
It is, though, going to take more than a decade to achieve.
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Tags: astronomy, ESA, Mars, NASA, outer space, red rovers, robots, science, space exploration, still waiting, technology •
The “Every Muscle Suit” has a lot going for it. Weighing just 3.8 kilograms (2.2 pounds), the pneumatic artificial muscle suit is powerful enough to generate up to 25.5 kilogram-force and effectively relieves pressure on users’ backs when performing activities like heavy lifting.
And no batteries. That’s right: it uses air pressure only. Sells for the low low price of
Well, OK, it’s not cheap. But compared to the robots used in heavy industries, this one’s close to affordable. And you can even test-run at the Bic Camera store in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
No mention of mounted laser rifles yet, though. Sorry.
Maybe V. 2.1?
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Tags: Gundam, mecha, robotic, science, science fiction, SciFi, SF, technology, Tokyo •
Actually, when I first read the real article title, I thought it said “space underwear.”
Under armour. Private space wear.
Seriously, is he getting ready for Space Reality TV or what?
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Tags: Mars, Moon, outer space, Richard Branson, science, space, space exploration, SpaceShipTwo, spacesuit, Star Trek, technology, The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic, WhiteKnightTwo •
Youtuber smallstars has proposed a concept that he calls the Gravity Link Starship (GLS), a variation of SpaceX’s Starship that will be able to provide its own artificial gravity.
Hm, I guess we’re at the point where YouTubers have better ideas than NASA…
But who pays for this? is the several billion dollar question. Not just the construction of the “hub and truss” system, but the expense of getting it into space in the first place.
Seems like science fiction at this point. But still worth a read/look:
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Tags: Elon Musk, gravity, inspiration, NASA, probabilities, reality, science, science fiction, SciFi, SF, space, space exploration, Space X, spaceship, technology •
“Once you’ve exploited the solar system, there’s nowhere left to go.”
Frankly, the idea that we puny humans could ever even begin to damage the solar system is laughable.
What would be more worrisome is who – or what – would be doing the work. Why hire people if you could make robots to do the work for you?
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Tags: asteroids, astronomy, clones, mining, outer space, robots, science, SciFi, space, space exploration, space mining, technology •
I have a vehicle in my novel called a “Hopper.”
Damn you, Musk! Must you steal ALL my ideas??
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Tags: inspiration, Mars, Musk, NASA, science fiction, SciFi, SF, space, technology •
This is not a complaint about Netflix in general (well, not necessarily, but anyway). Without Netflix, I might have gone, shall we say, a little…
…this past winter. I’ve been working temporarily in Montréal, several thousands miles of miles apart from my family, and being able to watch movies and older TV shows has been a great escape from the depressing monotony of single life.
But I feel the need to tell Netflix that I do not appreciate their use of the word “original.”
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Tags: doublespeak, falsehood, Internet, lying, moviesm, Netflix, newspeak, online, original, originality, SF movies, SF TV shows, streaming video, truth in advertising •