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The punishing polar vortex is ideal for Cassie the Robot

Two pairs of robotic legs are pictured next to a snowbank and a thermometer.
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You may be cursing the harsh cold of winter, but roboticists at the University of Michigan are capitalizing on the cold temperatures. A team working on the development of Cassie the Robot took advantage of the recent cold snap to perform testing. Read how Cassie performed in this article from Wired.

Ex-NASA engineer's glitter bomb exacts revenge on porch thieves

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When U.S. engineer Mark Rober — who worked on the design of NASA’s Mars Rover — saw a pair of thieves snatch an Amazon package off of his front doorstep, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Check out this article and video to see the device Rober engineered to teach greedy thieves a lesson.

Newsroom: Canada Aviation and Space Museum joins national partners on search-and-recovery of free-flight Avro Arrow models from Lake Ontario

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For immediate release Ottawa, July 14, 2017 The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is proud to support OEX Recovery Group Incorporated (“OEX”), in a project involving the search-and-recovery of nine free-flight Avro Arrow models from Lake Ontario. The project was created by OEX as a Canada 150 initiative. As one of the three museums under the new Ingenium banner, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum—in collaboration with the Canadian Conservation Institute—will provide historical information to

Collection Highlights: Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 2

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Intended to replace the Avro Canada CF-100, the CF-105 Arrow was a technical masterpiece at the forefront of aviation engineering during its time. The Canadian government believed, however, that the manned bomber threat was diminishing and that air defence could be better handled by unmanned BOMARC missiles. The contract was cancelled on February 20, 1959 while test flying was still in progress. By then five Arrows had flown. The government ordered all completed Arrows, related documentation

Heritage Minutes: Avro Arrow

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The Avro Arrow –a triumph of aerospace achievement in Canadian history. Launched in 1953, the Avro Arrow project was innovative for the times as the most advanced and fastest interceptor aircraft.