Tag Archives: Robot

NASA’s Robot to Explore Fissure in Volcanoes

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are busy developing robots to explore volcanoes. The research has implications for extraterrestrial volcanoes. While VolcanoBot 1 was tested at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii,a lighter, smaller VolcanoBot 2 is likely to be tested this year. Carolyn Parcheta, a NASA postdoctoral fellow based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said, “We don’t know ...

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Rosetta Mission Successful: Philae Lander Makes First Historic Landing on Comet

After the successful landing of the European robot Philae Lander, descending from its mothership after a 10-year journey, Rosetta mission has achieved a first historic landing on a comet on Wednesday. As the Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT, there were cheers and hugs at the control room in Darmstadt, Germany. Earlier in the day, ...

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Ghosts Exist But in Our Minds, Not Real, Prove Scientists

Ghosts exist for many people who have often reported a strange “feeling of a presence” (FoP) phenomenon but now Swiss researchers have succeeded in recreating the ghost illusion in the laboratory, proving that altered perceptions often lead to such observations. The team at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) showed that the “feeling of a presence” actually results from an ...

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