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NASA readies Mars 'flying saucer' for risky hypersonic flight test

Technology / Mobile : Engadget: Mobile

The wispy atmosphere of Mars is 99 percent thinner than Earth's -- not great for slowing down space ships or metorites. NASA's testing a way to make it work, however, using a helium balloon, rockets and a Low Density Supersonic Dece...

"Exercise" shown to improve the performance of lab-grown muscle implants

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We all know that you need to exercise if you want to develop your muscles. As it turns out, however, exercise also makes lab-grown muscle implants more effective when introduced to the body. Scientists from North Carolina’s Wake For...

NASA tests 'Flying Saucer' to deliver probes to Mars

Technology : USAToday: Tech

Nasa needs more than just parachutes to slow down heavy probes entering the Martian atmosphere, to say nothing of human-scale mission payloads. Video provided by Newsy        

How NASA Built An Outdoor Wind Tunnel To Test New Mars Parachutes

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

When NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent the Curiosity Rover to Mars, it went through an exceptionally complex process to get the damn thing on the ground. One of the things used to slow it down through the thin atmosphere was the...

NASA tests flying saucer designed to land heavier payloads on Mars

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has successfully carried out the first of three airborne tests for its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a saucer shaped test vehicle which will one day be used to slow down scientific payloads entering the atmosphere ...


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