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

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 team of researchers.

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

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.

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

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 robot platforms for the competition.

Understanding Eilene Galloway's Role In NASA's Creation
2013-07-30 08:35:53

In December of 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history as they performed the world's first heavier than air, powered controlled flight. Three years later, the woman who would help create NASA was born.

DARPA Humanoid Robot Atlas Debuts Robotics Challenge
2013-07-12 10:53:46

On Monday, the seven engineering teams advancing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s  Virtual Robotics Challenge got to meet their prize ‘fighter,’ a 6-foot-2-inch robot named ATLAS.

2013-07-09 23:29:37

Major General “JB” Burns provides insight into warfighter programs, operational requirements for GPS-denied and indoor location. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) July

DARPA Robotics Challenge Tackles First-Responder Issues
2013-06-28 12:47:25

Some disaster environments are so dangerous due to terrain, chemical, nuclear or other factors that traversing them can be hazardous to humans.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.