Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route
Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.
Madagascar to drain crude from stricken tanker
Madagascar will during the weekend pump crude from a tanker that ran aground a week ago off its picturesque northern coast to prevent a spill, maritime authorities said Thursday.
Kazakh satellite to be launched into orbit
Kazakhstan's first-ever Earth observation satellite is to be fired into orbit next week from the European spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana, launch company Arianespace said.
Researchers build the world's smallest autopilot for micro aircraft (w/ Video)
Researcher Bart Remes and his team of the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering have designed, built and tested the world's smallest open source autopilot for small ...
New breed of satellites
(Phys.org) —These pictures give the first detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which has already been delivered to ESA for rigorous testing in simulated space conditions.
Secrets of the cicada's sound
Of all the bugs that achieve the mantle of summer pest, cicadas are perhaps the most curious. They don't sting, they don't bite, they don't buzz around your head, they taste good in chocolate, but as the drowning din of the ...
Robots able to reach through clutter with whole-arm tactile sensing (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Whether reaching for a book out of a cluttered cabinet or pruning a bush in the backyard, a person's arm frequently makes contact with objects during everyday tasks. Animals do it too, when ...
7.7 magnitude quake hits Iran, Pakistan
An earthquake toppled homes and shops on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing dozens of people and causing skyscrapers to sway in Dubai. It also forced Iranian officials—for the second ...
Swarming robots could be the servants of the future (w/ video)
Swarms of robots acting together to carry out jobs could provide new opportunities for humans to harness the power of machines.
Harnessing robot research a searching task
A new laboratory dedicated to technologies at the cutting edge of an emerging field of robotics could radically improve the way search and rescue operations are conducted. The Monash Swarm Robotics Laboratory ...
Robot snake automatically wraps around an object when thrown (w/ Video)
Salamandra robotica II, the only robot able to swim, crawl and walk (w/ video)
Salamandra robotica II is a last generation amphibious robot developed by the Biorobotics Laboratory at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). It is the guest of honor at the booth of Syrobo, ...
Tiny robot made to jump by causing explosions inside its body (w/ video)
Streaming video over temporary networks
Self-configuring data networks may provide crucial help to emergency and rescue operations in hard-to-access areas. Norwegian researchers are developing software that makes it easier to transmit vital video ...