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http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/microrobotlegs.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Imagine robots no bigger than your finger tip scrambling through the rubble of a disaster site to search for victims or to assess damage. That's the vision of engineer Sarah Bergbreiter and her research team at the University of Maryland.

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the team is building micro-robots, using insects as inspiration--starting with the legs. The objective of this project is to create legs that will ultimately allow a millimeter-scale robot to traverse rough terrain at high speeds. Many insects jump to clear obstacles, so the research team is working to build that capability into some of the micro-robots as well.
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Mars Odyssey holds the longevity record for a spacecraft orbiting another planet - 13 years! Seen here is an artist concept of the spacecraft orbiting Mars. 

2001 Mars Odyssey is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The opportunity to go to Mars comes around every 26 months, when the alignment of Earth and Mars in their orbits around the sun allows spacecraft to travel between the two planets with the least amount of energy.
2001 Mars Odyssey launched on April 7, 2001, and arrived at Mars on October 23, 2001 10:30pm EDT. Odyssey's primary science mission took place February 2002 through August 2004, and the orbiter began its extended missions on August 24, 2004.

For the first time, the mission globally mapped the amount and distribution of many chemical elements and minerals that make up the martian surface. Maps of hydrogen distribution led scientists to discover vast amounts of water ice in the polar regions buried just beneath the surface. Odyssey also recorded the radiation environment in low Mars orbit to determine the radiation-related risk to any future human explorers who may one day go to Mars. All of these objectives support the four science goals of the Mars Exploration Program. 

Image credit: NASA/JPL
#nasa #mars #odyssey #planets #solarsystem #spacecraft #satellite
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DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program aims to use UAVs to bring 1 Gb/s wireless connectivity to troops in remote locations. The connections would provide access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data.
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Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology
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The International Space Station is coming closer to your house now than ever before- or may at least look that way.  NASA's Spot The Station service, which tells you when, where and how to see the space station fly over your hometown, now has viewing information for more than 6,700 locations worldwide. More than 2,100 new locations are now available to help you see the space station both in the United States and around the world with better accuracy than ever before.

Get alerts for a location near you delivered to your email or texted to your cell phone at http://spotthestation.nasa.gov.
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Happy National Robotics Week! Let's hit the road to the future. http://ow.ly/vrvyR Pic: @WPI_Warner
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Video: #DARPADRC Team @MIT talks through how Atlas works. http://ow.ly/vxbKR Via @daamoth @Techland #roboweek
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The Presidenitial Memorandum –Expanding America’s Leadership in Wireless Innovation, released on June 14, 2013, identifies the critical need to monitor spectrum usage in real time. In support of moving this concept forward, the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Senior Steering Group (WSRD SSG) will held its workshop, Understanding the Spectrum Environment: Using data and monitoring to improve spectrum utilization, on March 31 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.  For more info please visit: http://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=Understanding_the_Spectrum_Environment
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DARPA Dir. Arati Prabhakar discusses new Biological Technologies Office with @marketplacetech @TheBrockJohnson http://ow.ly/viiVa
An interview on how DARPA is adapting to a changing tech landscape
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The National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) supports the planning, budget, and assessment activities for the Federal government's NITRD Program.
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The National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD)
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The NITRD Program provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts.

The Program operates under the aegis of the NITRD Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology. The Subcommittee, made up of representatives from each of NITRD's member agencies, provides overall coordination for NITRD activities.

Federal IT R&D, which launched and fueled the digital revolution, continues to drive innovation in scientific research, national security, communication, and commerce to sustain U.S. technological leadership. The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of these Federal R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products.

The NITRD Program has its focus on the following research areas:

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Big Data (BD), Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA), Health Information Technology Research and Development (Health IT R&D), Human Computer Interaction and Information Management (HCI&IM), High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS), High End Computing (HEC) Large Scale Networking (LSN), Software Design and Productivity (SDP), Social, Economic, and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development (SEW), Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD)
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