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Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human trash from 50 years of robotic exploration

Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human trash from 50 years of robotic exploration

Rovers on Mars often encounter debris from their own or other missions — like this heat shield and springs. NASA/JPL-Caltech For more than 50 years, people have been exploring the surface of Mars. Countries have sent 18 man-made objects to Mars in 14 separate missions, according to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. …

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Karissa Bell

Twitter’s lawyer says Elon Musk wanted out of the deal because of ‘World War 3’, not robotic gadgets

A whistleblower complaint from Twitter’s former security chief has complicated the company’s legal battle with Elon Musk. Lawyers representing Musk and Twitter held a court hearing on Tuesday to determine whether the claims made by Pieter “Mudge” Zatko can be added to Elon Musk’s legal case to get rid of his promise to buy Twitter …

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Robo-bug: A rechargeable, remote-controlled robotic cockroach

Robo-bug: A rechargeable, remote-controlled robotic cockroach

Researchers at RIKEN in Japan have created remote-controlled robotic cockroaches equipped with a tiny wireless control module powered by a rechargeable battery connected to a solar cell.Credit: Riken An international team led by researchers at RIKEN’s pioneering research cluster (CPR) has designed a system for making remote-controlled robotic cockroaches equipped with a tiny wireless control …

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Watch Russian spacewalkers test European robotic arm on space station Friday

Watch Russian spacewalkers test European robotic arm on space station Friday

Update, 10:07AM ET (1307GMT): The spacewalk is now running on NASA’s main TV broadcast, which can be viewed above. Two astronauts are returning to darkness two weeks ago after a spacesuit issue cut short their spacewalk. On Friday morning (September 2), astronauts will install an upgrade on a European robotic arm that successfully performed its …

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SwitchBot Lock review: A tiny robotic hand that can unlock your door

SwitchBot Lock review: A tiny robotic hand that can unlock your door

The $99 SwitchBot Lock is the first smart door lock I’ve tested, and it won’t replace any part of your existing lock. Instead, it attaches to the back of the door above the thumb turn top. This removes one of the major pain points of smart locks: involving installation. But the SwitchBot Lock looks really …

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