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drone racevideo

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes -- but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
volcanic emissions

Is It Gonna Blow? Measuring Volcanic Emissions from Space

Late last month, a stratovolcano in Bali named Mount Agung began to smoke. Little earthquakes trembled beneath the mountain. Officials have since evacuated thousands...
saturn

Saturn’s ‘Weird’ Magnetic Field Perplexes Scientists

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding – so far – that the planet's...
computer chip

Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

A team of engineers at Caltech has discovered how to use computer-chip manufacturing technologies to create the kind of reflective materials that make safety...
galaxy

UMass Amherst Astronomers Find Unexpected, Dust-obscured Star Formation in Normal Distant...

Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra...
parachutevideo

A New Paradigm in Parachute Design

Note: This is the third installment in a four-part series that focuses on a partnership between NASA and Berkeley Lab to explore spacecraft materials...
robot

Engineers Build Robot Drone That Mimics Bat Flight

The key flight mechanisms of bats now have been recreated with unprecedented fidelity in the Bat Bot—a self-contained robotic bat with soft, articulated wings,...
thermodynamics

UCLA Physicists Discover ‘Apparent Departure from the Laws of Thermodynamics’

According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down...
Mars Satellite

NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced...
Greenland Ice Sheet

Ocean’s role in melting Greenland Ice Sheet to be Studied

At 1.7 million square kilometers (660,000 square miles), the Greenland ice sheet is three times the size of Texas. On average, the ice is...