Why you should be proud of Canadarm, a game-changer for space
When designing a robotic arm for the space shuttle, Canadian engineers faced a number of problems. Chief among them: how do you design something that can never be tested?NASA had strict specifications when it came to weight, dexterity, safety and reliability. The arm needed to be operated remotely and allow astronauts to move objects out of the orbiter’s...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark