Using an emerging analytic technique known as data sonification, European academic data network GÉANT has created a remarkable piece of music out of 37 years’ worth of data from the space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.
NASA has spent years perfecting data transmission between the Earth and space, starting in the 1960s with radio wave technology. The group is one step closer to seamless, lossless and speedy data transmission as it announced that the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has used a pulse laser beam to create a record-breaking 622Mbps connection between the Earth and the Moon. That’s a connection much faster than ones found in the average American household traveling more than 200,000 miles. NASA hopes the laser technology will help provide increased image resolution and even 3D video transmission from deep space.
Google, along with its peers at NASA and D-Wave, has released a short video explaining its new quantum computer and the potential — albeit yet unimagined — things it will be able to do.
The sparse amount of methane found on the planet’s surface keeps getting sparser, but future methane-finding missions will go ahead anyway.
NASA asked in June that citizens, labs and companies submit ideas for its asteroid initiative. Out of the 400 ideas submitted, the agency is moving forward with 96 ideas. The abstracts were released today.
If all goes as planned, a NASA moonshot Friday will demonstrate a new Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration system that delivers world-record-shattering 600 megabits-per-second downloads using lasers and telescope receivers. And it’s not just for moonshots: the technology could end up boosting terrestrial communications within a few years.
Ex-NASA CIO and CTO, and current Nebula co-founder and CEO, Chris Kemp came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about everything from upgrading NASA’s infrastructure to commercializing the OpenStack software he helped create while there. Here are some highlights.
Researchers at PARC, home of the laser printer, are working on printing sensors that could flutter about on the surface of Mars to collect environmental data.
NASA divisions have signed up for cloud services without getting certain approvals and have left some data less secure than federal officials would like, according to a new report.
Developers working for NASA are standing up a Hadoop cluster that can simplify the process of analyzing large swaths of data on climate and atmosphere. The system could reduce busy work for climate scientists.