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Peter Suciu
Google and NASA Aim to Give AI a Quantum Leap
05/16/13 3:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 662 Words

To that end, Google announced that it is launching the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with NASA's Ames Research Center, which will host the lab.

This facility will house a new quantum computer from D-Wave Systems and the Universities Space Research Association.

John P. Mello Jr.
NASA Shares Earth's Nighttime Glamour Shots
12/06/12 4:28 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 750 Words

On Thursday, we were treated to a different view of Island Earth, one with the undeniable stamp of humanity on it. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled what's being called the "Black Marble" -- high-resolution photos taken of the...

ECT News Staff
NASA Extends Mars Rovers' Journey
09/22/04 8:02 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 371 Words

... NASA announced Tuesday that the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have had their missions extended for an additional six months, or as long as the Martian rovers remain operational. Spirit and Opportunity have survived the most dangerous conditions they have faced --...

David Vranicar
Rocket the Vote! NASA Asks People to Vote on New Space Threads
03/26/14 10:33 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 496 Words

The Z-2, an upgrade on 2012's Z-1 , features a new hard composite upper torso, "providing much-needed long-term durability," according to NASA.

[Source: NASA via The Verge ]

China Cracks Down on Text-Message Spam
Chinese authorities detained...

Peter Suciu
NASA's X1 Robosuit Designed to Live Dual Lives
10/16/12 2:22 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 826 Words

... NASA and IHMC (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) have jointly developed a new robotic exoskeleton, dubbed the "XI," that could help astronauts in space stay in better physical shape, while also helping humans on Earth walk. The 57-pound wearable device...

Katherine Noyes
NASA Observatory Sheds New Light on Sun
04/23/10 10:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 779 Words

An image taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory immediately after the AIA CCD cameras cooled on March 30, 2010. (click image to enlarge) Two months after the launch of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory , its first images are now arriving back on...

Katherine Noyes
HP Fortunes Skyrocket With $5.6B NASA Deal
05/23/07 1:42 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 421 Words

... NASA has awarded HP a seven-year contract that could be worth as much as US$5.6 billion, HP announced Wednesday. Under the IDIQ (indefinite delivery indefinite quantity) contract, HP will deliver desktops, workstations and blade PCs with Linux and Unix capabilities, as well...

Jennifer LeClaire
Former NASA Chief Architect Brad Hines on Solar Power's Comeback
11/24/06 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2203 Words

TNW: What did you learn during your NASA days that is helping you with this company now?

Hines: At NASA , there is a relentless focus on reliability and tightly integrated systems. The reason is that when you send stuff out...

ECT News Science Desk
NASA's Mars Rover Rolls into Martian Winter
08/06/04 2:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 749 Words

... winter approaches on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover continues to inch deeper into the stadium-sized crater dubbed "Endurance." On the other side of the planet, the Spirit rover found an intriguing patch of rock outcrop while preparing to climb up the "Columbia...

Richard Adhikari
NASA's Voyager Edges Closer to the Stars
06/29/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 784 Words

This artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the "heliosheath," the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around our sun. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The third sign, an abrupt change in the...

Andrea Belz
NASA: From Kennedy to the Ming Dynasty
07/20/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 568 Words

... final voyage of NASA's space shuttle program represents the biggest collapse of a national exploration program since China turned inward after the remarkable 15th century voyages of Chinese Admiral Zheng He. The space shuttle, known formally as the "Space Transportation System"...

JR Raphael
NASA's Gamma Ray Scope to Chase Down Universe's Darkest Secrets
06/12/08 10:37 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 418 Words

... NASA has launched a new mission to unravel some of the universe's most intense mysteries. Scientists sent GLAST -- the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope -- into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center. A Delta 2 rocket catapulted the high-tech scope to...

Richard Adhikari
NASA and Google Do the Tango
04/18/14 3:16 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 599 Words

NASA, which announced the Tango tie-in back in February, has flown modified Tango phones several times on an aircraft that can simulate microgravity by taking a parabolic flight path. The phones' motion-tracking and positioning code was rewritten so it could work...

David Halperin
Warping Space and Time: NASA Puts Einstein on Trial
01/24/04 2:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1034 Words

... April 20, a NASA rocket will lift off from Vandenburg Air Force Base carrying one of the most remarkable physics experiments ever attempted. Gravity Probe B will try to answer questions raised by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, proposed in the early...

Katherine Noyes
Virtual Space Travel, Part 1: One Small Step
06/07/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1163 Words

Through Second Life, people can talk directly with NASA scientists and engineers, attend meetings and participate in international workshops with other enthusiasts from around the world.

"Everything science fiction has shown us on TV and in the movies is at our doorstep,"...

Mike Martin
Repairs Delay Discovery Launch as Shuttle Program Winds Down
01/07/11 1:47 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 688 Words

... need for more time to repair ominous-looking cracks in metal struts that support space shuttle Discovery's hefty exterior fuel tanks prompted NASA officials Thursday to call for a launch delay, moving the flight from a previously planned early February date to that...

John K. Higgins
Big Data Spurs Big Collaborations
11/20/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1147 Words

On the day of the White House event, NASA revealed it was making a large collection of its massive database available to research and educational users through an AWS cloud platform. NASA utilized a non-reimbursable agreement authorized by the Space Act to form...

Richard Adhikari
Earth-to-Moon Laser Tests Could Ignite New Era in Space Comms
08/30/13 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 639 Words

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft sits in the nose-cone at the top of the full Minotaur V launch vehicle stack. (Credit: NASA Ames/Zion Young)

The LLCD's main mission is to prove the validity of fundamental concepts...

Richard Adhikari
Re-Enter the Dragon
05/31/12 2:38 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 653 Words

It will be taken by boat to a port in California near Los Angeles, where it will be prepared for return to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, NASA said.

"The SpaceX launch is a milestone for an industry that is...

Jennifer LeClaire
Shuttle Launch Countdown Continues Despite Safety Concerns
06/30/06 9:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 531 Words

... lingering concerns and objections from two top safety officials, the crew of the space shuttle Discovery continued with preparations for Saturday's planned launch. NASA reports a 60 percent chance that weather will delay the mission. The Discovery crew arrived at Kennedy Space...

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