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How to grip an asteroid

For someone like Edward Fouad, a junior at Caltech who has always been interested in robotics and mechanical engineering, it was an ideal project: help develop robotic technology that could one day fly on ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent four months in the relative safety of the International Space Station but on Tuesday he will venture into open space with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman on a seven-hour ...

dateOct 03, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Study supports decline in global violence

A new study by the Simon Fraser University-based Human Security Report Project (HSRP), released today at United Nations headquarters in New York, offers compelling evidence that, post-World War II, there is a significant ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Flying robots get off the ground

Attaching a platform to a high-rise building to evacuate people in an emergency, or creating a landing stage for an aircraft on uneven terrain - these are just two areas in which flying robots could have ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Robotics
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Laser welding as an engine of innovation

Lasers have long been able to do what traditional welding guns can. Nevertheless, many manufacturers did not dare employ the delicate technology in the raw environment of their assembly floors. At LASER 2013 (Hall C2, Booth ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in Engineering
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