Folding Origami Solar Panels Could Be Headed to Space (Video)
BYU Student Unfolds Solar Panel
October 20th, 2014
NASA engineers, researchers from Brigham Young University and origami expert Robert Lang are developing origami-inspired solar panel arrays that fold and unfold.
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NASA Mars Rover Laser Tech Adapted to Hunt Gas Leaks on Earth
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
October 8th, 2014
A California energy company is using laser technology originally developed to search for methane on Mars to pinpoint natural gas leaks here on Earth.
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Futuristic Skintight Spacesuits May Shrink-Wrap Astronauts
MIT Skintight Spacesuit
October 2nd, 2014
The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking. Instead of the bulky spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT researchers want to "shrink-wrap" the spaceflyers of tomorrow.
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NASA Contest Will Let You Name a Space Station Droid
Free-Flying Robot Camera Scenario
October 13th, 2014
NASA needs your help to name a new robot, and you could win some money doing it.
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How to Launch a Space Startup in 2 Days (First Person)
Planet Labs CubeSats Deployed from Space Station
October 1st, 2014
An inside look at a recent space-startup competition in Silicon Valley.
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NASA Challenges Public to Design Piece of Mars Spacecraft
NASA wants makers of the world to dream up part of a Mars probe under its Mars Balance Mass Challenge. Ideas are due by Nov. 21.
September 23rd, 2014
NASA announced a new contest called the Mars Balance Mass Challenge, inviting the public to submit design ideas for dual-purpose spacecraft weight balances for a future Mars mission.
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Flexible 'Tentacle Robots' Could Aid Planetary Exploration
Octarm-cone
October 10th, 2014
Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, scientists say.
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NASA Launches Student Contest for 3D-Printed Astronaut Tools
Made in Space's 3D printer
October 2nd, 2014
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
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