ICYMI: NASA's new telescope, amazing robot hand and more

Hubble might be able to analyze exoplanet atmosphere, but the new one will cover 100 times the area.

ICYMI: NASA's New Telescope, Amazing Robot Hand and More

Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA just started developing the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, slotted to hit space by the mid-2020s. This will good 'ole Hubble still chugged away, analyzing the atmosphere of an exoplanet 40 light years away. University of Washington developed a robotic hand capable of carefully holding small, delicate objects by first 3D printing a hand based on a human skeleton, then adding tendons and muscles just where a person's would be. For those of you with any difficulty typing, this DIY creation pairs speech recognition with mechanical buttons for some riveting viewing.

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