Listen to the data duet of the Voyager space probes

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 sets record with 622Mbps data transmission to the moon

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.

Lasers! NASA to test record-breaking laser communications system

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 CTO on cloud computing, zero-gravity and Glass-like tech in 2006

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.

How NASA is using Hadoop to advance climate science

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.