Ever dream of seeing the horizon’s curve from orbit? Or maybe just sending your smartphone into the wild blue to snap a shot for Instagram? For most of us, that first one may be out of reach for a little while longer—but option two? Closer than you think. Thanks to years of microchip and sensor miniaturization, we are now making useful satellites shockingly tiny and affordable.
“The most sophisticated robot every built…is a handyman.” —Canadian Space Agency After more than two years, the International Space Station is very close to bringing its Dextre robot completely online…. read more