SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Make First of Its Kind Science Splashdown | NASA
The large amount of science returning to Earth on this mission is possible thanks to upgrades to the SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft, which has double the powered locker capability of the company’…
NASA let astronauts feast on space-grown vegetables
NASA scientists have spent years figuring out how to grow or prepare food in orbit, the food is almost always frozen and shipped back to Earth for analysis, whether it’s vegetables or cookies. E…
Spinning an Apple on a Stream of Compressed Air Until it Explodes Captured in 28,500 FPS Slow Motion
balanced a red apple upon the streaming force of compressed air, making it appear to endlessly spin and change shape while defying gravity. This continued until the fruit split open due to external…
Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft – TechCrunch
The talent that built the Space Shuttle and Space Station is spread out all over the commercial industry now, which is exactly what NASA wants to do. That is our human capital,” she explained….
Entire Boston Dynamics robot line-up dances in the new year
two Atlas humanoid robots working together. Atlas, still technically a prototype robot, has demonstrated a stunningly rapid evolution over the past decade from barely being able to walk in 2013, to…
Top Emerging Tech for Good of 2020 > ENGINEERING.com
the technology will stimulate socioeconomic progress by being superior to current technology or methods. Second, winners were picked based on the novelty of the technology and the potential impact…
Wikifactory Secures $4.5M to Democratize Innovation > ENGINEERING.com
Wikifactory has billed itself as the “GitHub for hardware.” If you’re unaware, GitHub leverages the global know-how of its users to help develop software faster, democratizing the work that n…
Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk
world’s first satellites made out of wood by 2023.Sumitomo Forestry said it has started research on tree growth and the use of wood materials in space.The partnership will begin experimenting w…
Build a Builder – Books to Encourage Design & Invention
How does it work? Why does it do that? How is it made? These books might not answer those questions specifically, but they will encourage your child to explore how the technology and tools th…