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These robots are DARPA’s hope for the future of cave warfare—or disaster relief
Bots like these could fight in the next wars or help rescue people in challenging and dangerous underground environments.
DARPA wants cave robots that can scout ahead for threats or missing people
The program is called the Subterranean Challenge.
We could live in caves on the moon. What would that be like?
Lunar caves aren’t just scientific curiosities—they might be our future homes.
I squeezed through a 7-inch passage to find ancient humans
Excavating a long-hidden cemetery in a cave.
This is how, and why, explorers go cave diving
Bring multiple light sources, more than enough air, and follow the line.
One cave’s losing battle against a deadly bat fungus
Ghosts of bats past.
8,200 years ago, California’s forecast was 150 years of rain
Cave deposits reveal the region's stormy past.
Scientists are spelunking for cave gunk to fight superbugs
Deep in caverns around the world, bacteria are laboring to make antibiotics we can discover and use for ourselves.
Bats Are Actually Klutzes, Just Like The Rest Of Us
Flying bumper cars
Why NASA Astronauts Just Spent A Week Living In A Cave
Spelunking as a space simulation