JAXA teams with GITAI for world-first private sector space robotics demo

Space robotics startup GITAI and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are teaming up to produce the world’s first robotics demonstration in space by a private company. The new agreement under the JAXA Space Innovation through Partnership and C… Continue reading JAXA teams with GITAI for world-first private sector space robotics demo

US Navy moves a step closer to large unmanned robotic ships

Lockheed Martin has been selected as the main contractor to conduct a study on how to provide the US Navy with large, autonomous ships that can operate for extended periods without a crew. Part of the Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) competi… Continue reading US Navy moves a step closer to large unmanned robotic ships

USAF introduces “eSeries” designation for digitally engineered hardware

Taking a page from the Cold War, the US Air Force has announced that it is introducing a new “eSeries” classification for US military air and space hardware. At the virtually-held 2020 Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference, Secretary o… Continue reading USAF introduces “eSeries” designation for digitally engineered hardware

CRISPR creates “surrogate sires” that produce prize-winning donor sperm

In a breakthrough that promises to revolutionize the precision breeding of animals, an international team of scientists led by Jon Oatley, a reproductive biologist with Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has for the first tim… Continue reading CRISPR creates “surrogate sires” that produce prize-winning donor sperm

Loyal Wingman combat drone powers up engine for the first time

The age of the unmanned combat jet is a step closer after Boeing Australia announced that its Loyal Wingman aircraft has fired up its engine for the first time. On an undisclosed date this month, the autonomous drone powered up its commercial turbofan … Continue reading Loyal Wingman combat drone powers up engine for the first time

How gravitational tides help explain the puzzle of Jupiter’s hot moons

A new study from the University of Arizona indicates that Jupiter’s four largest moons are as warm as they are thanks to tidal forces caused by the moons’ gravitational fields tugging on one another. This tidal heating may help to explain how the Jovia… Continue reading How gravitational tides help explain the puzzle of Jupiter’s hot moons

First mission for close-up study of binary asteroids gets NASA go-ahead

NASA has given the University of Colorado Boulder and Lockheed Martin the green light for the Janus mission, which will see a pair of small satellites launched in 2022 to study two pairs of binary asteroids. About the size of carry-on luggage and weigh… Continue reading First mission for close-up study of binary asteroids gets NASA go-ahead

Laser technique authenticates whiskey without cracking the seal

A team of scientists at the University of St Andrews has developed a laser spectroscopy technique that can determine the authenticity of expensive vintage whiskey without having to open the bottle to retrieve a sample for analysis.Continue ReadingCateg… Continue reading Laser technique authenticates whiskey without cracking the seal