Japanese Satellite Spots No Ice On Moon for Fuel, Drinkies After All

It's been a decade since NASA's Lunar Prospector satellite gave tantalizing hints—in the form of unexpectedly sparkly reflections—that the Moon's poles may have frozen water at or near the surface, but new data from a Japanese satellite looks like it's quashed the rumor. Kaguya's been in space since late last year,… » 10/24/08 5:07am 10/24/08 5:07am

NASA's ATHLETE Hex-Legged Lunar Robots Now Work in Pairs

We've shown you NASA's neat ATHLETE robots before and it looks like the little hexapod machines have been getting more sophisticated. This vid of two ATHLETEs collaborating to lift a heavy habitat load onto the ground sent faint Matrix-esque shivers down my spine. NASA is taking development of the robots seriously,… » 4/04/08 5:00pm 4/04/08 5:00pm