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KidsArm Pediatric Surgical Robot Inspired By Space Station

KidsArm Pediatric Surgical Robot Inspired By Space Station Technology

The field of robotics is moving beyond the realm of fiction and toys, and today, robots are even lending a hand in the operating room, helping pediatric surgeons with intensive surgical procedures.

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GPIM Spacecraft To Validate Use Of Green Propellant

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit.

Microbes Can Create Dripstones On Earth And Potentially On

According to new research humble, microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. This illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth’s geology - and the same may be happening right now on other planets in space.

NASA Study Investigates Impact Of Prolonged Spaceflight On

Newly discovered changes to the human immune system that occur during spaceflight could force NASA to address potential health concerns in future six-month to one-year-long manned missions to nearby asteroids or Mars.

NASA Personnel Share First Flight Experiences To Commemorate

Tuesday, August 19 – the birthday of powered-flight pioneer Orville Wright – marks National Aviation Day, and to mark the occasion some of NASA’s finest have shared the stories of how they first took to the skies.

New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need.

Meet The Swarmies - Robotics Answer To Bugs

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does.

Station Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite Install and

Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International Space Station at 3:13 p.m. EDT Monday.

Twin Galileos Meet Ready For Thursdays Launch

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.

Students See The World From Station Crews Point Of View

The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (Sally Ride EarthKAM) program provides a unique educational opportunity for thousands of students multiple times a year.

Measurement Confirms Presence Of Intermediate Mass Black

Astronomers from the University of Maryland and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland have accurately measured and confirmed the existence of a black hole roughly 400 times the mass of our sun.

The Future Of CubeSats IceCube To Analyze Cloud Ice In

To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satellite will mature technology that scientists will use to analyze cloud ice in the atmosphere.

NASA Scientist To Discuss The Moody Sun At Library of

The public is invited to a free talk called “The Moody Sun” with Dr. Holly Gilbert in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

As Seen By Rosetta Comet Surface Variations

A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus. It was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on August 7, 2014.

Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares For Fourth Rock Drilling

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' evaluation. They call it "Bonanza King."

Stubborn Stardust Mystery Could Be Solved Thanks To New

Newly-created maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way could help astronomers solve a nearly century-long mystery involving stardust, according to a new study published in the August 15 edition of the journal Science.

University Looks To Create Crowdsourced Atlas Using

NASA has compiled over a million pictures of Earth captured from the International Space Station, and now researchers are looking for your help in cataloging the nearly one-third of those images that were taken at night.

NASA Selects Proposals To Increase STEM Education At

NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at community colleges and technical schools across the U.S.

Analysis Of Stardust Mission Particles Reveals First

Seven rare and microscopic particles of space dust collected by instruments onboard NASA’s Stardust mission could be the first samples of contemporary interstellar dust ever obtained by scientists.

Origami Inspires Foldable Spacecraft Components And

Researchers say origami could be useful one day in utilizing space solar power for Earth-based purposes, such as an orbiting power plant that wirelessly beams power down to Earth using microwaves.

UT Research Uncovers Forces That Hold Gravity-Defying

Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids.


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.
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