If you’ve ever thrown a Rubik’s Cube at the wall in frustration, you’re going to hate this robot. Developed and built by Ben Katz and Jared DiCarlo of MIT’s Biomimetics Lab, it’s just smashed the record for the fastest time ever to solve a Rubik’s Cube: just 0.38 seconds.   Engineers and roboticists have been…
March 08, 2018
Heads up, Spain and Portugal. And France. Maybe you too, Greece. China’s 9.5 ton (8.6 tonne) space station, Tiangong-1, will come falling from space soon, and it’s predicted to head in that general direction.   For the uninitiated, Tiangong-1 launched in 2011 as China’s first space laboratory, a prototype for what the country hoped would…
March 08, 2018
The Juno probe has been delivering some epic science since it launched in 2011, and this time it’s delivered a glimpse into Jupiter’s mysterious depths – and its weird gravitational field.   Three studies, published today in the journal Nature, have probed Jupiter’s gravitational field to reveal exactly how dynamic Jupiter’s atmosphere is; how deep…
March 07, 2018