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Tesla’s PowerWall New Rival “Mercedes-Benz’s Home Batteries”

In-home storage units are now being run by the same batteries used in the Mercedes-Benz all electric cars. The idea is similar to the Powerwall …

The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars

Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″—making it the first private company to go interplanetary.<p>It’s easy to get impatient …

Space Travel

NASA built a 6-foot-tall robot to help astronauts

Space missions can be dangerous for humans. Risks include ship malfunctions and space radiation that can cause cancer. Plus, spending months up in space can be psychologically taxing for astronauts and costly for NASA.<p>In the distant future, NASA may instead send up something like Valkyrie, a …

Robotics

Patents from Boeing, NASA, Google, and more

Drawing inspiration from living beings, NASA intends to put “pain” receptors throughout in the outer shell of spacecrafts. The result: the space crafts exterior turns into a living skin capable of sensing even the slightest “discomfort” in the form of stress or physical damage.<p>The shell of the …

3 winners of Dublin NASA Space Apps hackathon revealed

The recent NASA Space Apps Challenge, a global hackathon for developing space and Earth technologies, has produced three national winners, with …

'Rare celestial event': NASA to cover Mercury's journey past the sun

Space junkies and astronomers are in for a treat next week: NASA will be providing coverage when the planet Mercury passes between Earth and the …

Astronomy

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality

A simulated mission visits a simulated asteroid<p>Two NASA crew members came face-to-face with an asteroid yesterday. The astronauts left their vehicle to float above the surface of the asteroid, collecting rock and soil samples. And they did it all without leaving the space habitat mockup at Johnson …

Virtual Reality

What to Watch for in Tesla's Earnings

A month after revealing its mass market electric car and snagging 400,000 reservations for it, Tesla Motors will publish first quarter earnings …

Tesla