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Webb Telescope Chilling in Chamber A

15.08.2017 tribonet 906 Views
  Image Credit: NASA/Steve Sabia The temperature of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast […]
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ISS National Lab Enables Commercial Research

10.08.2017 tribonet 935 Views
A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground. Since 2011, when […]
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Advanced Materials

Metallic Glass Gears for NASA Robots

07.08.2017 tribonet 24144 Views
Throw a baseball, and you might say it’s all in the wrist. For robots, it’s all in the gears. Gears are essential for precision robotics. They allow limbs to turn smoothly and stop on command; […]
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Nanotechnology Flight Test

29.07.2017 tribonet 655 Views
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. […]
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Ancient Art of Weaving on Mars

27.07.2017 tribonet 1398 Views
Weaving processes created millennia ago are part of the most cutting-edge technology on NASA’s Orion spaceship that may one day shield humans from heat as they ride all the way to Mars and back. That […]
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Breaks Observed in Rover Wheel Treads

10.07.2017 tribonet 1914 Views
A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel-the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey, […]
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NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools

07.07.2017 tribonet 615 Views
Want to go ice fishing on Jupiter’s moon Europa? There’s no promising you’ll catch anything, but a new set of robotic prototypes could help. Since 2015, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been […]