Robot settlers help colonize the moon

A robot descends slowly into a “skylight” on the moon, the gateway to a lunar cave network sheltered from the harsh thermal environment and micrometeorites showering the surface. Its objective? To scout and construct habitats suitable for human beings.

The semantic web shoots the Moon

A day before space exploration technology company SpaceX makes its much-hyped “big announcement”– the follow-up to a teaser video that looks oddly like a Mountain Dew commercial — another space-oriented company is creating buzz.