New ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Assist Astronauts in Mars Exploration

The technology can also be reused to help astronauts accomplish an array of tasks with the same reconfigurable material. Researchers have developed a new “robotic skins” technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. The skins, developed and designed by […]

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NASA Counts Down to Launch of Laser Study of Ice Sheets

The preceding mission, ICESat, launched in 2003 and ended in 2009. NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion (about Rs. 7,210 crores) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth’s ice sheets. The mission will inform sea level rise forecasts and is “exceptionally important […]

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