Three generations of Martian rovers.
Technology generally allows for miniaturization over time. In this case the reverse is true:
Full-scale models of three generations of NASA Mars rovers show the increase in size from the Sojourner rover of the Mars Pathfinder project that landed on Mars in 1997 (center), to the [...]
Astronomers have for the first time demonstrated directly what was known inferentially to be true:
NRC astronomer Dr. Christian Marois and an international team of researchers are the first to capture images of three planets circling a star other than the Earth’s Sun.
Using high-powered telescopes to capture these images, the team [...]
I bet he doesn’t have one of these:
The sQuba can drive autonomously… but far more importantly it fulfills the promise of a car that can operate under the waves. Drive it into the water, and it floats and operates as a boat. Open the doors to flood the interior, hook up the breathing [...]
Ecce: The radial engine motorcycle.
I think – based on the keen intuition of one who has paid his dues on the tanker – that they’re going to need a larger gas tank.
New MacBook’s are up! Nice feature set, although not everyone is 100% in love with the glossy screens. Look for discounts on the white and black plastic machines.
(Don’t tell the Kat.)
Evolution is not only a savvy designer, it doesn’t charge anything for the plans:
(The Navy) wants to build robotic bluefin tunas for submarine surveillance missions. The first prototypes, designed by Massachusetts engineers, should be available by the end of the year. Of course, there are many other autonomous underwater vehicles (UAVs) already on [...]
Airborne lasing of enemy personnel. Stealthily. Can volcano lancing be far behind?
The Advanced Tactical Laser, weighing twelve thousand pounds and mounted in a Hercules transport plane, is intended to give Special Forces Command “ultra-precision strike capability” against a wide range of ground targets. Its power is somewhere in the hundred-kilowatt range.
According to [...]