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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter gathered footage recently of an 'otherworldly' wreckage site. The wreckage is actually the remains of the parachute and the cone-shaped backshell that helped Perseverance land safely on the Martian surface. The Perseverance rover landed intact on Mars back on February 18, 2021... Read more...
The first analysis of audio recordings from Mars reveal two different speeds of sound that scientists say would have a bizarre delayed effect on hearing. The Mars Perseverance rover landed on the red planet a little over a year ago, and has recorded five hours of sound picked up by Perseverance's two microphones since... Read more...
It has been a little over 50 years since the United States has put a person on the Moon, and in that time, we have sought to return. As such, a team at Venturi Astrolab, hereafter Astrolab, has been designing and developing a versatile lunar and planetary rover dubbed the "Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX)... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) delivered a powerful message to Russia as it states it is "very unlikely" the ExoMars program will launch in 2022. The statement was made February 28th in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The ESA was scheduled to try and launch ExoMars, a collaborative mission with... Read more...
China's Yutu-2 lunar rover detected two distinct glass globules on the far side of the Moon. Discoveries like this could hold information about the Moon's history. The spherules were spotted by the lunar rover's panoramic camera as they twinkled like stars on the dry, dusty surface of the Moon. While the rover was... Read more...
NASA is currently attempting to unclog the bit carousel that houses the core samples taken by the Mars Perseverance rover. It seems that pebble-sized debris is keeping the carousel from operating properly. Just before the end of 2021, NASA shared a look back on its Mars Perseverance rover and all it had achieved... Read more...
From taking selfies, to collecting core samples from Mars indicating possible ancient volcanic activity, NASA's Perseverance has had an eventful 10 months since landing on the red planet. The rover's name has certainly been fitting as NASA shares Perseverance's biggest moments in 2021. The past year has been filled... Read more...
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover seeks to send back a treasure trove of geological goodies to scientists and geologists back on Earth. Its latest findings include a bedrock likely formed by red-hot magma that interacted with water during the evolution of the red planet. NASA has been getting a lot of use out of its... Read more...
NASA's Curiosity rover has been sending images back from the surface of Mars since its landing in 2012. The latest of those images was a 360-degree selfie that would make any teenager back here on Earth envious. The Mars Rover Curiosity landed on the surface of the red planet on August 5, 2012. Since that time it... Read more...
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover captured its aviator sibling, Ingenuity, in incredible detail as it completed its thirteenth flight duty on the red planet. The video captured on September 4th of this year is the most detailed footage of Ingenuity in action thus far. Ingenuity is NASA's rotorcraft that hitched a ride... Read more...
NASA's latest mission to Mars wowed audiences worldwide when the Perseverance rover "stuck" its landing back in mid-February. So far, Perseverance has performed all its scheduled tasks with aplomb. Still, a side mission involving that Ingenuity helicopter stowed aboard the rover is making news of its own this... Read more...
Mars rover Opportunity is in the news again, this time for suffering a spell of "brief amnesia" related to its 256MB flash memory just five (5) days after a full reformatting of its memory banks. No scientific data was lost as a result of the blip in the device's nonvolatile memory, though, and the rover continued its... Read more...
Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching... Read more...
Tasers are in use across the United States by police forces in towns and cities of all sizes.  However, it's the latest model, one specifically designed to be attractive to women in both size, style and form factor, which is creating controversy among human rights and law enforcement groups. Police forces in the United States have been... Read more...
For the last few days, there has been an enormous amount of controversy regarding the business relationship NVIDIA has with the marketing agency AEG. In this time, there has been rampant speculation and pointed accusations of "planted shills" in forums with the sole purpose of pushing NVIDIA products. AEG has taken matters into their... Read more...
Well folks, it's time to cover what's been going on this weekend. Sony has decided to stop(temporarily) including their controversial software with their CDs. No word on what kind of software they'll include next. In a related subject, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dissected part of the Sony-BMG EULA... Read more...