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Computing Archive

  • A Giant Leap for Humanoid Kind

    NASA and General Motors have developed a humanoid robot called Robonaut2. It is more dexterous and human-like than its predecessor and other, similar robots. NASA hopes to use it for precursor missions to the moon or Mars, or to work side-by-side with astronauts on the space station. GM says the technology could be used in its manufacturing plants or put into its products. In the video engineers discuss the robots importance and demonstrate how it works.

  • Making OLED Displays Cheaper

    A start-up in Menlo Park, CA hopes to bring down the cost of organic light-emitting diode displays by making equipment for printing them on a large scale. Kateeva is testing a prototype large-area printer it will send to display manufacturers for testing next year.

  • NASA's Next Space Suit

    Dan Barry, vice president and director of research and development at Worcester, MA-based David Clark Company, demonstrates the company’s early prototype of the Constellation space suit, NASA’s next suit for travel to the moon, Mars and beyond. The company is designing the new space suit in partnership with Houston-based Oceaneering International, who was awarded a $500 million contract from NASA.

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