Mars Landing Looms for NASA

“InSight’s journey of six months and 300 million miles (482 million kilometers) comes to a precarious grand finale Monday afternoon.  The robotic geologist — designed to explore Mars’ insides, surface to core — must go from 12,300 mph (19,800 kph) to...

Juno’s Latest Pictures of Jupiter

“The largest planet in our Solar System also happens to be one of the most beautiful, as the Juno spacecraft’s latest image reveals. Since its arrival at Jupiter on July 5, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed 16 close flybys—called perijoves—of the gas...

HRP-5P (The Drywall Hanging Robot)

“The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including – as we see above – install drywall.  While HRP-5P – maybe we can call it Herb? – uses environmental...