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NASA creates ape-like robot for enhanced disaster response ~Michael Hatamoto, @TweakTown

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently showed off its RoboSimian, an ape-like robot with four limbs that act as arms and legs. The RobotSimian is able to move across rough terrain, pick up objects, and better interact with its environment. Robot developers want to create new robotic designs that can be used following natural…


New World Meets Old World: How did designers create the NASA ESW Mapping Our World poster? It was a challenge!

I was led to this from a wonderful article by Catlin Dempsey at GIS Lounge. Game on! Challenge accepted! If someone tells me that a project idea I have is too hard to do, I consider it a personal challenge. And that was my reaction as planning began for a NASA poster to highlight the…


Hurricane COSME

  HURRICANE COSME DISCUSSION NUMBER 9 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032013 800 AM PDT TUE JUN 25 2013 CONVENTIONAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THAT COSME HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS…WITH A WELL-DEFINED CONVECTIVE BAND PATTERN AND OCCASIONAL APPEARANCES OF AN EYE. SATELLITE INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM BOTH TAFB AND SAB ARE…