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Video: Inside NASA's Spectacular Undersea Mission to Save Earth from a Deadly Collision

With Neil deGrasse Tyson, visiting a simulated asteroid under the sea<p><i>PopSci is pleased to present videos created by Motherboard, Vice Media's guide to future culture. Motherboard's original videos that run the gamut from in-depth, investigative reports to profiles of the offbeat forward-thinking</i> …

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

For decades the golden rule in robotics has been that the more lifelike a creation, the more likely it crosses the line from cute to creepy. But questions are being raised as to whether this is really true.<p>Mick Walters opens a door in his lab and points his computer’s camera towards the small, …

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How Astronauts Train at the Bottom of the Sea

Since 2001, planners at NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program have been sending people to live in Aquarius, an underwater laboratory three and a half miles south of Key Largo, Florida. Last month, during NEEMO's 16th mission, three astronauts lived there for 12 days, testing …

Are Earth's Deepest Caves The Last Frontier?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> To The Edge.<p><b>About Bill Stone's TED Talk</b><p>Bill Stone is a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth's deepest abysses. In this talk, he explains what it's like to descend into the deepest caves in complete darkness for days on end — and why he keeps doing</b> …

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