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  • Burbank kids learn how to build robots

    Burbank kids learn how to build robots
    A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they’ll learn to build mini-robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift — all using...
  • NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?

    NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?
    NASA has a landing-on-Mars problem, and that strange flying-saucer-shaped test vehicle in the picture above may help them solve it. Since 1976, when NASA's Viking probe first landed on the Red Planet, the agency has relied on the same parachute design...
  • La Caņada History: La Caņada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day

    La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day
    Ten Years Ago A herd of 250 goats arrived by transporter truck that brought them from Lakeview, Ore. to Descanso Gardens to serve in a vegetation management capacity, eating brush to reduce fire fuel. They were in La Caņada for a one-month stay,...
  • Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust

    Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust
    Hubble has spotted a comet named Sliding Spring spewing gas and dust into space as it zooms to a close encounter with Mars in October. Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope recently released two images of the comet. The image on the left,...
  • In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings

    In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings
    In a first, scientists have detected rings encircling an M&M-shaped asteroid known as Chariklo. Until now, only the solar system's four gas planets — Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and especially Saturn — were known to have rings. "It was an...
  • YMCA to host Game+Hack 2014

    The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon — called Game+Hack 2014 — this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications. From May 2 to 4, participants will be...
  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
  • NASA Curiosity rover drill could reveal information on past life-friendly environments

    NASA Curiosity rover drill could reveal information on past life-friendly environments
    Is third time the charm? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments, according to...
  • Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels

    Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels
    Unimpressed by Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk? How about a "Marswalk"? NASA’s Curiosity rover showed off its fancy footwork on the Red Planet this week by driving backward. The Mars Science Laboratory robot just finished its longest drive...
  • Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars

    Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars
    The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet. The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
  • NASA's glamor shot of Saturn includes Earth, moon as tiny specks

    NASA's glamor shot of Saturn includes Earth, moon as tiny specks
    NASA has released an amazing image of Saturn and its ghostly rings flanked by three of its fellow planets – Earth, Mars and Venus. The picture, nearly four months in the making, was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft when Saturn was...
  • Comet ISON, visible in binoculars, now with a double tail

    Comet ISON, visible in binoculars, now with a double tail
    Less than three weeks before comet ISON's closest encounter with the sun, the comet is now sporting a cool double tail. Like those of most comets, ISON's dramatic tail is growing as it moves closer to the sun. That's because the warmth of the sun is...