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Google Aquires Boston Dynamics, Makers of “Big Dog” Robot

Google Aquires Boston Dynamics, Makers of “Big Dog” Robot

Google announced Friday (December 13th 2013) that it has completed the aquisition of Boston Dynamics, a robotics company well known for its Big Dog robot. Google has aquired at least seven other robotics companies over the last year, a clear sign of the company’s intent to become a leader within the industry.

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Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

According to a study published in Pediatrics, using robots for surgery is safe, but provides no better outcomes for child patients in some cases. Robotic surgery systems, such as the Da Vinci allow surgeons to more easily do less invasive surgeries, as well as reduce human error like shaking hands.

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Having been embedded in a rut of floury sand for several weeks now, NASA’s Mars Rover has successfully used its microscopic imager to shoot a collage of her underbelly.

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

NASA is currently planning on imaging the underbody of the immobile rover to see just how badly Spirit is trapped in the sand.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Stuck Spirit Mars Rover receives good news about her middle wheel. Diagnostics indicate it may not be jammed after all. Opportunity snaps a picture of herself.

Satellite Collision a US Military Test? Says Who!

A retired Russian General has claimed the ‘accidental crash’ between a Russian and US Iridium communications satellite was no accident. According to Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Leonid Shershnev, former head of Russian military space intelligence, the crash may really be a conspiracy – a US ploy to test the feasibility of controlling or disabling hostile satellites.  Source: Official […]