Daily Archives: 04.07.2021

Artisan robots with AI smarts — soon at a factory near you

These machines will juggle tasks, choose tools and much more, without human help. Failure of a machine in a factory can shut it down. Lost production can cost millions of dollars per day. Component failures can devastate factories, power plants and battlefield equipment. Industrial robots. Image credit: Auledas via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 To return to operation, skilled technicians use all the ...

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Bad News, Life Probably can’t Exist on Venus. Good News, it Could be in Jupiter’s Clouds

For decades, scientists engaged in the search for life in the Universe (aka. astrobiology) have focused on searching for life on other Earth-like planets. These included terrestrial (aka. rocky) planets beyond our Solar System (extrasolar planets) and ones here at home. Beyond Earth, Mars is considered to be the most habitable planet next to Earth, and scientists have also theorized ...

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Richard Branson to fly in space July 11, nine days before rival Bezos

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION The crew of the VSS Unity suborbital mission: Pilot Dave Mackay, engineer Colin Bennett, instructor Beth Moses, founder Richard Branson, company vice president Sirisha Bandla, and pilot Michael Masucci. Credit: Virgin Galactic Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, will fly into space aboard his company’s VSS Unity rocketplane July 11 for an ...

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