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A First: Orca Whales filmed using Hexacopter

A First: Orca Whales filmed using Hexacopter

Researchers from NOAA Fisheries have joined hands with the Vancouver Aquarium. Now, orca whales are being recorded using a robotic aerial drone. It has happened for the first time that a pod of orcas have been filmed in such a manner.

The novel way of filming the killer whales has allowed the researchers to know about the life cycles of these marine creatures. These whales are found in oceans throughout the world. Male orca whale can weigh up to 22,000 pounds and females up to 16,500 pounds.

Unmanned X-37B Finally Returns

Unmanned X-37B Finally Returns

A US Air Force X-37B, an unmanned reusable space plane, has finally returned Friday at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. The spacecraft was launched in space in December 2012 and it was its third space mission.

The space plane has returned after spending about 22 months orbiting earth. The US Air Force stated that the mission was their longest one to date. It is not known on which mission the plane was during its 674 days in orbit.

NASA wants you to Name New Free-Flying Robot planned to be launched in ISS in 2017

NASA wants you to Name New Free-Flying Robot planned to be launched in ISS in 2017

NASA has come up with an interesting challenge. It is planning to launch a free-flying robot to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017, and the US space agency has asked you to give a suitable name for it.

The winner of the challenge will receive $1,000; second runner-up will receive $500 and the third and forth winners will receive $250 each. The free-flying robot will join other such robots on the ISS and will be used on the orbiting outpost.

‘Mars One’ needs New Technologies to keep Humans Alive on Mars: MIT

‘Mars One’ needs New Technologies to keep Humans Alive on Mars: MIT

The Mars One project, led by Dutch nonprofit, had revealed plans in 2012 to build the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. Firstly, the mission will send four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars. For the rest of the life, they would stay there building the first permanent human settlement.

Mars One has claimed that the whole mission can be built upon technologies that already exist. But according to MIT engineers, the project needs to reconsider the mission's technical feasibility.

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NASA Partners with FWS to Test Drones’ Capability to Detect Forest Fires at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

NASA Partners with FWS to Test Drones’ Capability to Detect Forest Fires at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

On Tuesday, NASA announced that it along with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will assess that whether or not small unmanned aerial systems are able to identify forest fires at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

The project, which is being carried out in the support of the UAS Integration in the National Airspace System project of the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, will be headed by Langley Research Center.

New Priority Search Area for missing Malaysia Flight MH370 moves Further South

New Priority Search Area for missing Malaysia Flight MH370 moves Further South

The new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Flight 370 may have turned earlier than previously thought. So now, the deep-sea search for the debris of the plane will move as much as about 800 kilometers (500 miles) further south.

ISRO Releases 3D Image of Mars

ISRO Releases 3D Image of Mars

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released a 3D image of Mars. The image was generated from multiple pictures taken by MOM's Mars Color Camera on September 28, which were captured from an altitude of nearly 74,500 km. ISRO said that the recent image is an expanded form of the 2D image of Mars that was released earlier.

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Rockford to help NASA design New Spacecraft

Rockford to help NASA design New Spacecraft

Rockford aerospace company is helping NASA to build a new spacecraft named Orion. It is going to be NASA's new system that will send astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's astronaut Rex Walheim mentioned that the astronauts haven't been into deep space in over 40 years since the Apollo program. But with the great capabilities of new Orion spacescraft in the upcoming decades, they can go past the moon, asteroids and probably to Mars one day.

Ohio State University Researchers Develop New “breathing" Solar Battery

Ohio State University Researchers Develop New “breathing" Solar Battery

Currently, solar energy is created with panels, which are then connected to external batteries to charge. Normally about 20% of the power generated by solar panels is lost in the transfer of electricity to the battery storage.

But now, researchers at The Ohio State University have created a hybrid device, which capable of revolutionizing the solar power industry.

Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Researchers at the Utah University have developed a new "topological insulator", which is a special material that has a potential to develop cost-effective and superfast computers.

These computers will be capable of performing lightning-fast calculations without getting overheated. Thus, this new material discovered acts as both a conductor and an insulator.

This research has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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