Contact lost with hypersonic glider after launch (Update)

An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was launched atop a rocket early Thursday but contact was lost after the experimental craft began flying on its own, ...

New robot can sense plankton optically and acoustically

Oceanographers and engineers at the University of California San Diego collaborated to modify a common physical oceanography instrument to be able to image zooplankton as it glides through the ocean.

ONR helps undersea robots get the big picture

Scientists have successfully transitioned fundamental research in autonomy to undersea gliders, demonstrating in recent sea tests how the new software, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), can help robots become ...

Flying, rolling robot might make a great Titan explorer

Ever since the Huygens probe landed on Titan back in January 2005, sending us our first tantalizing and oh-so-brief glimpses of the moon's murky, pebbly surface, researchers have been dreaming up ways to explore further… ...

Yellow submarine to try again for Atlantic glide

(AP) -- A second try is about to get under way at sending a little yellow submarine gliding across the Atlantic Ocean to collect scientific data from beneath the waves.

Discovery triples greater glider species in Australia

A team of researchers from James Cook University (JCU), The Australian National University (ANU), the University of Canberra and Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, analyzed the genetic make-up of the greater glider—a ...

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