NASA is one organization which is not easily accessible to the general public due to the high level of work that happens under its roofs. Products like cheap 3D scanner and NASA R2 (the first human like robot in space) can only be virtually experienced on the Internet and access to them in reality for the general public is a distant dream. And, under such circumstances when you get to see a NASA hasselblad camera available on eBay for sale then things do look fishy at times even if they are super geniune.
It was just a webcam, a laser and few other accessories that helped a budding engineer to come up with a 3D scanner which is cheap enough for the average middle class budget. It can prove to be very helpful (and exciting) for regular hobbyists to scan solid objects from the luxury of their own homes.
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Back to the Future? Not exactly. It’s NASA! Those in America got the chance to enjoy a first look at NASA’s new oldschool design Orion spacecraft that will be taking humans back to the surface of the moon by the year 2020. The Orion Exploration Vehicle is part of a new fleet of vehicles that will make 21st Century space exploration possible. Weighing in at more than 8,000 kilograms, the Orion crew exploration vehicle is targeted to begin carrying humans to the International Space Station in 2015 and then to the moon in 2020, fifty years after man first stepped foot on its surface.
This latest NASA rover concept robot is being developed at the California Institute of Technology. It is an autonomous robotic rover stuffed with wireless computing sensors in a cylindrical body which NASA hopes it will be able to maneuver over all terrains, from steepy climbs to rocky mountains and deepest caters, basically wherever man wouldn’t reach safely. Check out the video below…