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The biggest rocket ever to launch from the US West Coast has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The 72m-high Delta IV Heavy was carrying a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
It has previously only ...
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye.
The "eyeball camera" has a 3.5x optical zoom, takes sharp images, is inexpensive to make and is only the size of a nickel. (A higher zoom is possible with the technology.)
Want to build a really tough robot? Forget about Terminator. Instead, watch a tadpole turn into a frog.
Or at least that's not too far off from what University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard has discovered, as he reports in the January 10 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, Bongard created both simulated and ...
Seen in X-rays, the entire sky is aglow. Even far away from bright sources, X-rays originating from beyond our galaxy provide a steady glow in every direction. Astronomers have long suspected that the chief contributors to this cosmic X-ray background were dust-swaddled black holes at the centers of active galaxies. The trouble was, too few of them were detected to do the job.
An international team of scientists using data from NASA's Swift satellite confirms ...
Technology that links vehicles into "road trains" that can travel as a semi-autonomous convoy has undergone its first real world tests.
The trials held on Volvo's test track in Sweden slaved a single car to a lorry to test the platooning system.
Trains of cars under the control of a lead driver should ...
A team of scientists from Japan, Russia and the United States hopes to clone a mammoth, a symbol of Earth’s ice age that ended 12,000 years ago, according to a report in Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun. The researchers say they hope to produce a baby mammoth within six years.
The scientists say they will extract DNA from a mammoth carcass that has been preserved in a Russian laboratory and insert it into the egg cells of ...
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