2021-04-02 - George Leopold

Good Luck to the All-civilian Inspiration4 Crew

SpaceX will soon launch an all-civilian crew for its Inspiration4 mission. Is the adventure worth the risk?

2021-01-06 - George Leopold

Tech Investors Double Down on AI, Commercial Space

Venture funding has resumed flowing into these two key technology sectors, which investors see as both the hottest and safest…

2020-12-21 - Gary Hilson

Next-Gen Intel Optane Expanding Capacity with QLC NAND

The latest Optane drives are aimed at both data center and the client, with the latter also leveraging the company’s…

2020-11-20 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Wireless Charging for Robots on the Moon

WiBotic has announced a partnership with Astrobotic, Bosch, and the University of Washington to develop and market wireless charging solutions…

2020-11-05 - Judith M. Myerson

Space Radiation Poses Challenge for Electronics

The demand for higher integration, smaller size, and improved power efficiency translate into new challenges for rad-hard IC development...

2020-10-21 - David Benjamin

The Three Greatest ‘Robo-Stars’ of All Time

It’s long past time to assemble a Movie Robot Hall of Fame, and to take a stab at naming the…

2020-10-15 - Cabe Atwell

Privatization of Space: How NASA Can Expand Commercial Partners

NASA is moving toward privatization; taking a look at NASA's commercial partnerships...

2020-08-31 - George Leopold

NASA Prototypes X-57 All-Electric Airplane

A veteran pilot endorses the NASA concept of electric planes, but notes the energy density gap is going to be…

2020-08-12 - Nitin Dahad

SMD Package Gets Space-Ready for Rad-Hard MOSFETs

Conditions in space pose multiple challenges for electronics reliability. A new line of SMD packages is engineered to meet those…

2020-06-04 - George Leopold

Can the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Save 2020?

1968 and 2020: Similarities include the glimmer of hope provided by the rocket launch amid war, social unrest, racial injustice…