LIFE

Watch construction cranes come to life and dance in a fun light show
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There are 42 tower cranes working together to build a brand new city district for more than 20,000 people in Vienna, Austria. It’s the biggest construction site in Europe right now. But it’s not always work work work for the cranes, they get to dance in a fun light show on their off day. Watch […]

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NASA robot plans mid-2020s trip: Europa. Wet, radioactive life forms (hopefully). Bliss
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One big step for man, one $15m mission for astroboffins NASA is plotting a mission to send its robotic lander to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons and the place deemed most likely to host life.…

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European Space Agency: PLATO will seek out ‘ADVANCED LIFE forms’… ‘SLIME’
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Shiny new alien world spotter to blast off in 10 years’ time The European Space Agency is planning to launch its own planet-hunting observatory in 2024, after the mission was chosen for the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme.…

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LOHAN’s handsome young autopilot springs into life
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Pixhawk, lights, Picam, action It’s been a couple of weeks since the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team took delivery of a brand-spanking new 3D Robotics Pixhawk autopilot for the Vulture 2 spaceplane, and we’ve now whipped out our original ArduPilot Mega (APM) 2.6 and hooked up the new kit for a quick test.…

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Teeny, tiny state machine could BREATHE NEW LIFE into Moore’s Law
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‘Densest system ever’ A team from Harvard University and the non-profit military contractor The MITRE Corporation are claiming a miniaturisation breakthrough with what they say is the smallest finite state machine ever built.…

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