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Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory

The rough terrain of Mars is breaking the wheels of NASA’s Curiosity rover. In response, NASA is trying to reinvent the wheel for space exploration. Metals that can “remember” their form, called shape-memory alloys, are key to the new design. The wheel won’t be used on the follow-on mission to […]
Mars destroys tires  —  so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory