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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 00:00

Now largely forgotten, the lunar rovers drove nearly 56 miles on the Moon’s surface and were the crowning accomplishment of America’s manned space program

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 00:00

Researchers from the University of Maryland have 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is so dexterous it could probably go back in time to beat you at Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.

 

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 00:00

Researchers at the University of Southern California are creating artificial intelligence with imagination – literally – to improve autonomous vehicles and drive the development of new medicine.

Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 00:00

During World War II the Royal Air Force had few ways to rescue pilots downed at sea until deployment of the Supermarine Walrus, one of the most ungainly airplanes ever built.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 00:00

Richard Browning uses the human mind to balance and control flight, producing a new generation of practical (if expensive) jet packs.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 00:00

Did Bell steal the most valuable patent ever issued, or were the two inventors on different tracks?

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Perseverance may be NASA's most sophisticated rover yet, but it's only the latest chapter in a long history of innovation and experimentation on the Red Planet. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Dubbed the Gossamer Albatross, Paul MacCready's engineering marvel revolutionized aeronautics when it became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

The first use of laser-guided bombs changed aerial warfare forever when they finally brought down the Dragon’s Jaw, a critical North Vietnamese bridge that had cost a dozen American aircraft during the Vietnam War. 

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 - 00:00

Vintage NASA photography has never been more popular. But, unlike the missions they depict, authentication of these prints is not an exact science.

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