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Building robots to land on Saturn’s moons

Landing an unmanned robot on another planet can be quite a feat and can end up being quite a complex process.  Scientists want to make this process easier but also allow us to explore worlds that are currently too difficult to land on.

UC Berkeley professor Alice Agogino is working with doctoral students to build what are known as tensegrity robots.  Essentially, these are robots built with a series of rods and tension wires that protect the delicate scientific instruments in the middle.

The structure allows for both flexibility and strength while navigating a rugged environment — for example, landing on a planet’s rocky surface. These robots can explore places that are currently inaccessible to wheeled rovers such as rocky cliffs, which are rich in geological data due to the exposed rock.

Currently, NASA researchers are working on a prototype to one day land on places such as Titan - one of Saturn’s moons.  Scientists are interested in this moon because it has a thick atmosphere with flowing liquids on the surface and is often referred to being the most earthlike world in our solar system.

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That time in the exam when you count the number of questions you guessed on


Learn the difference.

Learn the difference.

Now we’re going to get infinitely serious about infinite series.

— Calculus professor (via mathprofessorquotes)




Friendly reminder that the Duckbill Platypus is not beaver sized but the tiniest most cutest patootie being in existence 


i thought these things were the size of like, large cats or something. ITS FUCKING TINY JESUS

Whaaat? I’ve always assumed platypus were the size of a small alligator. Not that I’ve ever seen an alligator either

Posted on April 18, 2014

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*no homo* I whisper. I’m surrounded by monoatomic elements. There are no molecular orbitals. I am a chemist.

*no homo* I whisper. My ionic solutions are mixed. A precipitate forms, causing a heterogeneous mixture. I am a chemist.



this should be the way to observe animals, not with them locked up in cages.

this plays with ur mind

Someone would still manage to get eaten and ruin it for the rest of us


Polymer absorbs water and expands. It keeps almost the same refractive properties as water and appears invisible.

The polymer is Sodium Polyacrylate (thank you, thecraftychemist!)


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