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David Halperin
NASA Takes the Internet into Space
12/13/03 2:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1005 Words

The "Internet" in this case is not the global Internet you and I know; it is NASA's very own province, called IONet, which is currently isolated from the Internet at large but uses the same protocols as the Internet.

The Communications...

Jay Lyman
NASA Team Powers Plane with Remote Laser
10/10/03 1:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 571 Words

... soaking up laser light and converting it to electricity to power its propeller, a model airplane maintained flight as a team of NASA researchers used the light to power the craft from the ground. Officials at NASA's Marshall and Dryden flight centers,...

Richard Adhikari
NASA Dreams of Floating Space Station Twixt Earth and Moon
02/14/12 1:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 759 Words

"A team has been formed to conduct a study to develop near-term missions to E-M L2 as we continue to refine our understanding and implications of using this waypoint as part of developing a broader exploration capability," NASA spokesperson Michael Braukus told...

Richard Adhikari
NASA Researchers Aim to Reel In Tractor Beam Tech
11/03/11 8:33 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 621 Words

... science fiction fan or Trekkie knows what tractor beams are -- those beams that pull objects toward the device that generates them, sort of like an invisible fishing line and reel. NASA believes enough in the possibility of creating real tractor beams...

Katherine Noyes
NASA's Foam Quandary, Part 1: Anatomy of a Disaster
09/22/07 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1030 Words

The presence of Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, for one, evoked memories of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, since Morgan had served as backup to Christa McAuliffe under the NASA Teacher in Space program for that doomed mission.

Even more pertinent, though,...

ECT News Science Desk
NASA Genesis Mission Returns with Piece of the Sun
08/19/04 7:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

... a dramatic ending that marks a beginning in scientific research, NASA's Genesis spacecraft is set to swing by Earth and jettison a sample return capsule filled with particles of the Sun that might ultimately tell us more about the genesis of...

Richard Adhikari
NASA's Opportunity to Lose Total Recall, Gain Spotless Mind
09/03/14 11:29 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 617 Words

Prior to the reformat, NASA will download to Earth all useful data remaining in the flash memory.

It also plans to switch the rover to an operating mode that does not use flash memory. Plus, it will restructure the rover's communication...

Katherine Noyes
One Small Step for NASA, One Giant Leap for Open Source
05/28/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 956 Words

"We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable," explained Keith Chuvala of United Space Alliance, a NASA contractor deeply involved in space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations.

Translation:...

Mike Martin
Pesky Nose-Cone Problem Downs NASA's Glory Satellite
03/04/11 2:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 581 Words

... second high-profile failure in two days has helped make a bona-fide rough week for NASA . Workers enclose the spacecraft's fairing in a non-flight environmental shield that will be removed before launch. Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB

The U.S. space agency's...

Meryl K. Evans
NASA Guards Report on Failed DART Mission
04/17/06 10:34 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 412 Words

... NASA won't release its 70-page report on why the DART (Demonstration for Autonomous Rendezvous Technology) spacecraft didn't complete its mission last year because of its sensitive content, the agency said. "The official DART Mishap Investigation Report will not be publicly released because...

ECT News Hardware Desk
NASA Enlists 10,240-Processor SGI Altix Supercomputer
07/28/04 11:02 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 207 Words

Silicon Graphics today announced that NASA has chosen SGI's Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, a collaboration with SGI and Intel that is expected to fuel scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research and aerospace engineering. With Project Columbia, NASA plans...

Quinten Plummer
NASA May Move Microsatellites Magnetically
09/14/15 10:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 447 Words

The Space Act Agreement marks a major milestone for Arx Pax, CEO Greg Henderson said. "It's exciting to work hand in hand with NASA's brilliant team of scientists and engineers. We're thrilled about the potential impact we can make together."

Henderson...

Richard Adhikari
NASA May Schedule Spacewalks to Fix ISS Cooling Loop
12/13/13 2:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 607 Words

There has been speculation that the situation could be more serious than NASA has acknowledged. Some noncritical systems in various nodes and laboratories have been powered down, and mission managers have put off a decision on whether to proceed with the Dec.

David Vranicar
Russian 'Pirates' Offer Hobbled NASA a Helping Tech Hand
10/08/13 1:58 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 551 Words

... Pirate Party wrote a letter to NASA offering to host the agency's website, which is currently out of commission because of the government shutdown. The Pirate Party -- a minority political movement in many European countries predicated on privacy and transparency --...

Katherine Noyes
NASA Spots Possible Earth 'Twin' 600 Light-Years Away
12/05/11 2:51 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 768 Words

... NASA's Kepler mission on Monday confirmed the discovery of a small planet 600 light-years away from Earth in the "habitable zone" of a star not unlike our own sun. About 2.4 times the size of Earth, the newly confirmed planet --...

JR Raphael
NASA Craft to Make Second, Closer Swing Past Mercury
10/02/08 11:18 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 422 Words

... NASA is poised to take a closer-than-ever look at the closest planet to the sun. The space agency's Messenger spacecraft will zoom over Mercury's surface in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, coming within 124 miles of the rocky ground.

Susan B. Shor
Google Sets Eyes on Skies With NASA Deal
09/29/05 11:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 435 Words

Google took a giant step today, announcing with NASA's Ames Research Center that the two will combine efforts on technology research ranging from the microscopic to the massive. The search engine company and the space agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

Jay Lyman
NASA-SGI Supercomputer: Tops in Speed and Research
10/27/04 11:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 654 Words

... its 20 clustered Linux systems joining more than 10,000 Intel Itanium 2 processors may put it at the top of the speed list , the scientists who have access to the new "Columbia" supercomputer at the NASA Ames Advanced Supercomputing facilities tout...

David Jones
Fiery Ex-NASA Chief Unveils Neuro-Computing Firm
06/13/16 12:40 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 525 Words

... NASA administrator Dan Goldin last week introduced a 10-year-old startup to the public. Backed by US$100 million in private funding, KnuEdge is working to develop breakthrough technologies in voice biometrics and neural computing. KnuEdge launched two new products upon its emergence from...

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.

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