NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission Zeroes in on “Wet” Landing Sites

February 16, 2017 – The successor to NASA’s Curiosity rover is Mars 2020, a mission that seeks locations on the Red Planet where life may exist or did in the past. Using ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: On Mars What Will Substitute for Bees? – Possibly Sticky Drones

February 13, 2017 – Here on Earth we rely on pollinators to ensure that the vegetables, fruits and staple crops we plant reproduce. Among the most prolific pollinators are bees. ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cassie, a Robot that Walks Like a Velociraptor

February 13, 2017 – Agile Robotics has designed Cassie, a robot that walks on two legs but not like humans. In fact Cassie’s gait resembles that of a Velociraptor, the carnivorous ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: American Military Tests the Intelligence of Adaptive Swarm Technology

January 11, 2017 – In Michael Crichton‘s science fiction novel, Prey, which he published in 2002, he describes a self-organizing swarm of nano-sized artificial intelligent ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Both the U.S. and Russian Military Start Killer Robot Programs – the Rise of the Machines

December 25, 2016 – This is not a Merry Christmas message. In the past few weeks both the United States and Russia have admitted and even displayed robots that can be deployed ... Continue Reading →

Japan Puts Experimental Space Junk Removal Technology into Orbit

December 12, 2016 – The Electrodynamic Tether (EDT) has just been sent into orbit by JAXA, the Japanese space agency. On the JAXA website it refers to EDT and its purpose as a ... Continue Reading →

German Entry in Google Lunar X Prize Plans Visit to Apollo 17 Landing Site

December 1, 2016 – The competition among 16 remaining teams for the Google Lunar X Prize continues to heat up with one entry, a multi-country German-based  Part-Time Scientists ... Continue Reading →

The Latest and Greatest in the 3D Printing World

November 26, 2016 – Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is finding all kinds of new applications and materials as it moves from being a marginal player to the centre piece in ... Continue Reading →

Can Technology and Science Advance in a World Wrought With Fear About AI, Robotics and Globalization?

November 11, 2016 – The elections in the United States this week, in one part, are a reaction to a world experiencing constant change through advances in science and technology. ... Continue Reading →