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Astronauts To Test Free-Flying Housekeeper Robots

Astronauts To Test Free-Flying "Housekeeper" Robots

Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station...

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Smartphone-Wielding Space Robots Could Take Over For Astronauts
2014-07-08 12:47:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA plans to send a Google 3D smartphone into space. While this handset may boldy go where no handset has gone before the actual purpose is for it to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the International Space Station (ISS). The robots, which are known as SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), could eventually take over the daily chores that are currently handled by...

International Space Station Being Used As A Technology Test Bed
2014-06-19 03:19:15

NASA The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is utilizing the space station as a test bed for multiple game-changing technology demonstrations. “The International Space Station is our national laboratory for foundational space...

2014-06-18 23:09:23

Houston, TX metal building manufacturer Whirlwind Steel Buildings is manufacturing steel for the newest Gallery Furniture store located in Southwest Houston. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Whirlwind Steel Buildings, an industry-leading steel building manufacturer and distributor, has partnered with Gallery Furniture on their latest store. Whirlwind will work with the major furniture retailer to manufacture the steel for the retailer’s newest, largest store located at The Market in...

2014-06-18 23:04:06

The Fab Foundation aims to open 10 ‘Fab Labs’ around the U.S. by 2015 with support from the Chevron Corporation, as part of the energy industry leader's recently announced $30 million commitment and call-to-action to support STEM education and project-based learning methods.The announcement was made today during the first-ever White House Maker Faire. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The Fab Foundation today announced that it will open up to 10 fabrication laboratories (Fab...

2014-06-11 08:36:39

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Electronic Packaging Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/packaging/global_electronic_packaging_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Electronic Packaging market will grow at a CAGR of 46.79 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing thefts and counterfeiting...

ALMA maser installation team
2014-06-05 03:45:44

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator. This upgrade will eventually allow ALMA to synchronize with a worldwide network of radio astronomy facilities collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Once assembled, the EHT -- with ALMA as the largest and most...

2014-06-02 12:29:07

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Technologies for Long-Term Care and Home Healthcare: Global Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/technologies_long_term_care_home_healthcare.html INTRODUCTIONEverybody is aware that the global population is aging. The over-65 set is perceived as a sure market, and the creation of products to service them is seen as the next great gold rush. In actuality though,...

2014-05-29 23:13:15

Boston, MA’s very own Amit Mehta, Co-founder of Boston-Based Boost® Software INC, will be attending the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program. The program is being held at MIT by the Entrepreneur’s Organization for founders of companies that gross more than $1 million annually, and is limited to 65 attendees. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Amit Mehta, President and Co-Founder of Boston-based Boost Software INC, will be part of the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program Class of 2016....

2014-05-21 08:29:24

Opening heralds Broad's second decade and commitment to Kendall Square CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today celebrates the opening of a 375,000-square-foot research building at 75 Ames Street in Cambridge's Kendall Square. Mayor of Cambridge David Maher, as well as city and state representatives, will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Broad Institute officials and board members....

2014-05-20 12:33:14

New Collaboration Supports Cutting-Edge Research and Development of "Innovation Ecosystem" in MENA and Southeast Asia CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DOHA, Qatar, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo has announced a new collaboration with the world-renowned MIT Media Lab, in order to drive cutting-edge ICT innovation and research. Since 1985, the MIT Media Lab has pioneered unconventional research in the ICT sector to radically improve people's daily lives. Ooredoo joins the MIT Media Lab as...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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