exploration

This Sturdy Drone Takes Aerial Shots Of Your Outdoor Conquests

There’s nothing like gazing upon the Rockies or looking out into a sunkissed desert to remind you that nature is beautiful — or that you’re a puny speck of carbon aimlessly drifting through the universe. Now, there’s a Kickstarted drone specially-designed to help capture those landscapes.


Inside The World's Third Largest Cave

The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 100m high and span 180m across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it.


What Happens When Criminals Take The Concept Of ATM Hacking Literally

ATM skimmers become ever-more advanced, but old habits die hard for some criminals. This is what happens when crooks take the idea of ATM hacking a little too literally.


A New Robot Provided These Unprecedented Views Beneath Antarctica

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has built a new needle-like robot that can descend through ice-fields to explore the sea floor beneath — and this footage from Antarctica is the first footage it’s returned.


Here's How To Explore The Moon And Mars In Google Maps

Everyone’s favourite lil’ rover, Curiosity, has now been rolling around Mars for two years. So it’s high time Google Maps got in on the action — and now, to celebrate the anniversary, it’s launched Maps for Mars and the moon. Getting pin man into space is pretty easy, if you follow a few steps.


9 Forgotten NASA Concepts For Space Stations That Never Flew

The ISS has been around for 16 years now, and we’re used to the idea of having a permanently-manned station in orbit. But in the decades leading up to its creation, NASA floated dozens of other ideas for a station — some of them prescient, others seemingly ridiculous to our eyes.


Inside The DIY World Of Mapping Caves With Radio

Underground, where this is no GPS and certainly no Wi-Fi, mapping caves requires a different kind of technical ingenuity. Thus, there is cave radio. To learn about the DIY world of cave radio and underground exploration, Gizmodo picked the brain of Stanley Sides, tinkerer and former president of the Cave Research Foundation.


You Can Decide What NASA's Next Spacesuit Prototype Will Look Like

The Z-2 suit is the newest prototype in the Z-series, NASA’s next-generation spacesuit platform. After creating the Z-1 prototype, the U.S. space agency wants you to get involved to the development process, because they have three quite different design concepts — and, some times, professionals need a little help.


Dedicated Pedestrians Reach South Pole In One Piece

Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere of the Scott Expedition have successfully reached the South Pole — on foot. When Gizmodo last saw Saunders, it was in New York City walking us through the expedition’s high-tech gear and looking ahead to where he and L’Herpiniere might be before the New Year. Just in time, they’ve reached the southernmost point on our planet.


This Robotic Sea Turtle Is Built To Find Hidden Treasure In Shipwrecks

Thanks to millions and millions of years of evolution, sea turtles work. They work well. They can swim stealthily around the ocean, sliding between chunks of coral if necessary. That in mind, it’s no wonder the sea creatures are the inspiration for the latest underwater robots.


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