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20
Apr
2018

NASA prepares to send CubeSats to Mars

Artist's rendering of the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space

When NASA's InSight mission to Mars lifts off on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, it won't be alone. Nestled inside the Atlas V launcher on the aft bulkhead carrier of the Centaur upper stage will be two CubeSats that will make up the Mars Cube One mission or MarCO. The 14.4 x 9.5 inches x by 4.6 in (36.6 x 24.3 x 11.8 cm) miniature spacecraft will be the first CubeSats to be deployed into deep space and will demonstrate new technologies for future interplanetary missions.

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Category: Space

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20
Apr
2018

Part spider web, part cocoon, Sky-Pod tent dangles cozily over the forest floor

After a decade and a half of development, touring and tweaking, the Sky-Pod is available for ...

Cushy hammock or bed of rocks and twigs? It doesn't sound like a hard decision, which might be why tree tents and hammock shelters have exploded in popularity. The latest to find its way across our desk is the Sky-Pod, a dangling, semi-rigid, two-person sleep chamber engineered to be as comfortable to sit or stand in as it is to lie in.

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Category: Outdoors

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19
Apr
2018

Review: 2018 Honda CR-V checks the boxes, hits the marks

The 2018 Honda CR-V is no wallflower when it comes to capability

The Honda CR-V is a top seller in the compact crossover-SUV market in North America, and there's good reason for that. It hits the mark for most people shopping in this segment, checking off boxes like safety, comfort, and everyday performance. The 2018 CR-V is as unobtrusive as they come, too.

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Category: Automotive

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