In an effort to exploit in-situ resources on the moon and Mars, NASA is designing instruments that could aid future manned missions to both destinations.
I, for one, welcome our new space insect overlords... and the swarming RoboAnts they will inspire.
Astronaut researchers on board the ISS are working to develop a special kind of water that actually makes things burn -- except without the flame part. Continue reading →
In an orbital first, a robot has held its own in a conversation with a human.
As if the International Space Station couldn't get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites -- known as "cubesats" -- from their very own Cubesat Cannon! Continue reading →
A new experiment buried deep underground has proven itself to be the most sensitive dark-matter detector ever built -- but the first results from the high-tech instrument have turned up empty in its search for elusive dark matter.
Fire is a very different and mysterious creature when it burns in a microgravity environment, as an awesome experiment on the International Space Station is proving. Continue reading →
Iran is sticking by its claims of launching a monkey into space and recovering it alive -- despite broadcasting images of two different monkeys before and after launch last week. ->