Robotics

militaryAdam Savage Made Real Life Flying Iron Man Armor

Adam Savage has made bullet-proof Iron Man Armor using 3D printed titanium and a flying jet suit from Gravity. It is more precisely a real-life Titanium Man (comic book enemy of Iron Man). The US military (Special Ops) recently canceled …

artificial intelligenceFast Autonomous Microrovers for Rapid Exploration

There is a NASA NIAC study to develop improved exploration autonomy, in-situ 3D modeling, fast, far micro-roving and the aggregate means to achieve mission-in-a-week. The exploration autonomy includes planning of destinations and viewpoints for autonomous observations. Insitu processing computes high-fidelity …

asteroidsPrototype Optical Asteroid Mining Technology

Apis™ is a breakthrough mission and flight system architecture designed to revolutionize NASA’s human exploration of deep space and to enable massive space industrialization and human settlement. Apis™ is enabled by Public Private Partnership (PPP) and a series of inventions …

energyPower for Interstellar Fly By

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts funded a phase 1 study by Geoffrey Landis for power interstellar fly-by probes. Launching ultra-miniature probes to fly past an exoplanet a nearby star using a laser-pushed sail is now being seriously discussed as a …

cellphoneFCC Authorizes Carriers to Block Robocalls by Default But Now You Still Need to Request It

The FCC voted to authorize carriers to block robocalls by default. However, currently you still have to call your cellphone carrier to activate scam blocking. T-Mobile charges $4 per month to get telemarketer and survey calls sent to voicemail. They …