Robonauts or Men - Which Will Step Foot on Mars First ?

Robonauts or Men – Which Will Step Foot on Mars First ?

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Mars will probably be the next giant leap for mankind – but it’s not certain that the feet that step onto it will belong to a man or woman. The development of the robonaut, humanoid robots to go to Mars in our place, is well underway. Some experts say they’re cheaper, safer and more effective than sending humans to the red planet. So will a living, breathing person ever set foot on Mars? It was difficult enough getting to the moon, 239,000 miles, or 385,000 kilometres away from Earth. That’s nothing, compared to the 34 million mile, or 55 million …

How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back

How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back ?

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There is much speculation by some, as to how the flight computer aboard the Apollo missions managed to get men to the moon when it had just a tiny fraction of the computing power of something like a modern smartphone. But this is quite misleading as there was not one solitary computer controlling the Apollo craft, there were 4 computers and no fancy touch screens, GUI’s or other things in a typical computer of today to waste resources on. The first of the 4 computers was the Saturn Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC, this got the rocket from the …

7 Key Inventions that Made the Modern World

7 key Inventions that Made the Modern World

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The modern world is filled with amazing inventions but as newton stated “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” and this applies to the 7 key inventions in this video, which if any one of these had not occurred, our modern world would look very different to how we see it today. No 1. The Electrical generator This first invention is probably the most fundamental of all the ones here, for without this, all but one of the following inventions would not have been possible. Electricity had been known about since greeks and …

5 smallest things and man made objects

5 Smallest Things & Man Made Objects in the World

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From sculptures so small you can’t see them fully in normal light to motors that can fit inside a human cell we look at 5 of the Smallest Man Made Objects in the World. Nano sculptures The sculptures made by Jonty Hurwitz and his team like this piece called “The Gentle Giant” have now reached such a microscopic scale that they even had to create a new method of filming to show them because they are so small you can’t see the fine details with normal visible light. You have to remember that this elephant sculpture is just 1/10th of a …

Top 10 Fastest Computers in the World – Compared to a PC or iPad Pro

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  If you need to model things like the worlds weather, nuclear reactions, molecular dynamics or simulate the first few seconds after the big bang, you’re going to need some pretty serious computing power but just how much more powerful are the top 10 supercomputers compared to the PC on your desktop or the latest iPad Pro for example. In this video we’ll see just how powerful supercomputers have become but first we need to know how do you measure a computers performance. There are lots of way to do this but the most common for high performance systems and …