Currently under development, the Terminator Tether will provide a low-cost, lightweight and reliable method of removing objects from Low Earth Orbit.
Our friends at DARPA are not the only ones interested in science-fiction solutions, the USAF recently took delivery of a new study regarding the military potential of teleportation.
The White Box Robotics 912 family of so-called pc-bots is a is a robotics platform that runs on a Windows operating system and can use off-the-shelf components.
University of Florida biomedical engineer Dr. Thomas DeMarse has created a "brain in a dish" that can interact with a computer flight simulation.
Magnetized-beam plasma propulsion, or MagBeam propulsion, could cut the time required for long journeys around the solar system from years to weeks.
In the NEEMO 7 experiment, the "patient" is off Key Largo and the surgeon is in Canada, 1300 miles away.
It seems that mankind has always sought the companionship of a faithful canine, particularly when venturing into unexplored lands. NASA continues this partnership with "Boudreaux".