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Can a Robot Find a Rock?
Topic: Robotics & A.I.
10/25/07
Summary: Go outside and try to find a rock. It´s pretty easy, right? Not if you´re a robot. David Wettergreen explains why.

Robotic Sun Worship
Topic: Robotics & A.I.
10/22/07
Summary: It´s not easy to teach a robot about energy efficiency – but it can be done. Roboticist David Wettergreen explains how.

Robotic Rockhounds
Topic: Missions
10/11/07
Summary: Antarctica is the best place on Earth to hunt for meteorites. Scientists have been successfully engaged in the search for decades. But maybe robots could do the job just as well.

Robots with Legs
Topic: Robotics & A.I.
10/08/07
Summary: What do you do when you´re afraid a volcano might be about to explode and you need to descend into the searing heat of its caldera to take a few geologic samples? You send a robot.

The Protocell Project
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
09/10/07
Summary: At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists are trying to create artificial life. In this interview, Hans Ziock discusses the progress made so far, and the steps that still need to be taken for life to arise in the lab.

The Man to Contact
Topic: Alien Life
08/27/07
Summary: In the field of astrobiology, few people have had a bigger influence than Frank Drake. In this interview, he discusses his famous Drake Equation, alien messages, and the search for alien life.

Fossil Hunting on Mars
Topic: Mars
07/30/07
Summary: In the second part of an exclusive Astrobiology Magazine interview, Project Scientist Jorge Vago explains how the European Space Agency´s ExoMars rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, will carry out its search for signs of life on Mars.

Digging Deep for Martian Life
Topic: Mars
07/23/07
Summary: In an exclusive Astrobiology Magazine interview, Project Scientist Jorge Vago explains why the European Space Agency´s ExoMars rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, will arrive prepared to dig beneath the surface in its search for signs of martian life.

The United Nations of Space
Topic: Missions
06/14/07
Summary: COSPAR - The Committee on Space Research - might be described as the United Nations of space research and collaboration. From Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition is an interview with its president, Roger Bonnet, about COSPAR's role in space exploration.

Restricted Zone
Topic: Moon to Mars
06/04/07
Summary: International regulations say it´s okay for astronauts to make a mess on the moon. But the rules for sending humans to Mars, according to Dr. Cassie Conley, NASA´s acting planetary protection officer, are far more restrictive.
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