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2013-10-15 23:01:41

18-Mile High SeeMe Balloon Test Validates Key Technologies for Millennium’s Microsatellite Bus Rollout Torrance,CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Millennium Space Systems announced today the successful high-altitude balloon test of its new microsatellite bus, developed under the company’s DARPA SeeMe contract. During a 1.5-hour flight to nearly 30 kilometers altitude over California’s Mojave Desert, Millennium engineers exercised key satellite subsystems and operational capabilities. The...

Wings Of The Morpho Butterfly Inspire New Wave Of Technologies
2013-09-10 06:40:03

[ Watch the Video: Butterfly Wings Inspire New Technologies ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly might expand the range of innovative technologies, according to a new study from an international research team. Findings based on studies of these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Exeter,...

DARPA Creating 'Warrior Web' Suit
2013-08-27 18:09:38

Lee Rannals for redorbit.com – Your Universe Online DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is looking to create a special suit for the military called Warrior Web that would prevent injury and boost endurance. One of the most common injuries soldiers face on the battlefield are from carrying their 100 pounds worth of gear through the rough terrains that they traverse. The heavier the load, the more likely they will face musculoskeletal injury and fatigue. DARPA has...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Participants Getting Ready For A Showdown
2013-08-27 11:33:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is teaming up with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to test an apparatus that will be used to evaluate competitors in the agency's Robotics Challenge. The Robotics Challenge is a competition being held in December that allows engineers to essentially give a humanoid robot the brains to perform a certain task. Teams will have to create customized software, as well as other...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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