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Tireless diving robot feeds on the ocean’s heat

Posted by surfingall on April 29, 2010


NASA has unveiled an ocean-going robot that really can go on forever. It is the first of its kind to be fuelled entirely by renewable energy.This month the agency revealed that SOLO-TREC, a wax-filled buoy powered only by the temperature differences in the water around it, has been tirelessly diving to depths of 500 metres off the Hawaiian coast three times a day since November 2009. The float gathers data on temperature and salinity to improve studies of ocean currents.

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NASA R2: The first human like robot in space

Posted by surfingall on April 27, 2010


We have seen many robots come from NASA during the years which have been sent into space , but none of them looked so much like a human, until now. The new model known as R2 will be the first robot in outer space that will actually help the astronauts with their research.

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