Meet Valkyrie, a 6-foot-tall human-like robot built at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Valkyrie will soon be a contestant in The Department of Defense's Robotics Challenge where the world's best robot will win a $2 million prize 17 teams will compete in the Challenge at Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway, December 20-21. Show More Summary
Valkyrie has 44 axes of movement and interchangeable arms. (Credit: IEEE Spectrum ) What if NASA's Robonaut grew legs and indulged in steroids? The result might be close to what NASA has unveiled: Valkyrie is a humanoid machine billed...Show More Summary
East Antarctica has set a new record for the lowest temperature ever recorded: 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The record was hit in August 2010 and discovered recently through an analysis of NASA satellite data. Ice scientist Ted...Show More Summary
When the Juno spacecraft passed the Earth and Moon on the way to Jupiter, there were a bunch of cameras snapping pictures of our pale blue dot from space. Today NASA released video from the Advanced Stellar Compass (ASC), a low-light camera used as a navigation tool, that shows the Earth getting bigger and bigger as Juno zooms by.
Ellen Stofan, NASA's Chief Scientist, and John Grunsfeld, the head of the Science Mission Directorate and a Hubble repair astronaut, highlighted recent NASA science discoveries at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.
NASA’s Robonaut 2 (R2) isn't half the robot it used to be. On Monday, the space agency released images and video showing new legs that will be added to the robot assistant currently working aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Show More Summary
NASA's current International Space Station robot is unable to get around on its own, and honestly, we'd feel safer that way after seeing the nightmare that is the new version with legs. Now we're just wondering how long we'll be safe before someone welds this thing to Alfred Molina's back.
After realizing the $10.41 in his piggy bank wouldn't be enough to support NASA, a 6-year-old boy with dreams of becoming an astronaut decided to petition President Barack Obama's administration to increase funding for the space program. Under...Show More Summary
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Six-year-old Connor Johnson of Denver, Colo. has big dreams of going into space someday. All of his toys are NASA-themed, and he's known for his space shuttle and Planet Earth costumes. "The whole reason I want to be an astronaut so I can discover, like, new worlds," he said in a video on KUSA. Show More Summary
NASA satellite data revealed that the coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred on Aug. 10, 2010, when it dropped to -135.8 F off a ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau. Image courtesy of Ted Scambos/National Snow and Ice Data Center No...Show More Summary
We all have to crawl before we can walk, and NASA's Morpheus lander is no different—well, except for the fact that "crawl," in this case, actually means burst into a pile of flames. But all that's in the past, and NASA's taken to their...Show More Summary
Let's be honest: Most robots look pretty dumb these days. Whether it's the little disk-shaped Roomba that cleans your floor or the jumble of rods and wires that builds your car, these machines seem—for lack of a better term—rudimentary. Not the Valkyrie. Read more...
In a first-of-its-kind activity for an interplanetary spacecraft, thousands of amateur (ham) radio operators around the world were able to say “Hi” to NASA’s Juno spacecraft Oct. 9 as it swung past Earth on its way to Jupiter.
A recent rehashing NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for the lowest recorded temperature at -135.8 degrees back in August 2010. To be clear, that's the coldest temp ever recorded on our planet. Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said that's lower than anywhere in Alaska.
SAN FRANCISCO — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an object located right at the edge of Saturn's A ring that is confounding scientists. It's name? Peggy.
According to NASA's Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton "if Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, 'Take us home, Scotty,' this is what the crew would see." It's truly an incredible sequence—the first time ever that the Moon has been captured rotating Earth. Read more...
A small, dense object only 12 miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. At the center of this image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar,...
It's a bit nippy over here. This image was created with the help of remote-sensing satellites. (Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center,Ted Scambos) If you like the cold (really, really like the cold), then you might see if your travel agent can book you a ticket to visit the East Antarctic Plateau ice sheet. Show More Summary