Phoenix Mars Lander Will Probe
for Signs of Life NASA is setting up a lab May 25 on Mars to analyze polar ice in an effort to determine if the Red Planet can support life. A shovel will chop terrain the consistency of granite. Podcasts included.
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- PODCASTThe Phoenix Lander is scheduled to land on the Martian North Pole May 25, beginning a five- or six-month quest to determine through experiments if life is possible on Mars.
- PODCASTTim Gasparrini of Lockheed Martin describes the mechanical engineering challenges of building a Lander that will function on the Martian North Pole from May to November.
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In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.