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New “Sticky-Foot” Robots Can Crawl Up Walls

ESA January 02, 2014 Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft. Robots crawling across spacecraft surfaces are a common sight in science fiction films from Silent Running to Wall-E. But, in reality, how might they stick ... Read More »

Cat’s Paw Nebula Seen In a Whole New Light

  A brand new instrument called ArTeMiS has been successfully installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). APEX is a 12-meter diameter telescope located high in Chile’s Atacama Desert, which operates at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. This is between infrared light and radio waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. ArTeMiS was used here to deliver a spectacular new view of the ... Read More »

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